2020 Leadership Spearfish Class Project

A Story Walk® is a series of podiums placed along a walking or bike path. In each podium is placed one or two pages of a children’s book.
As children or families walk along the path they’ll have the opportunity to read through an entire children’s book. Not only will this project encourage families to get outside and spend time together, it’ll also encourage children to read, explore their creativity, and more.
We are partnering with the Grace Balloch Friends of the Library in Spearfish, who will manage the changing of the books once our project is complete and installed.
We are also hoping to establish a book fund to offset the cost of purchasing more books to be featured in the Story Walk in the future.

Where will it be installed?

The storywalk will be installed along the Spearfish Bike Path in between Jorgensen Park and Evans Park. (see map) Our goal is to install 15 podiums, which will allow us to feature books up to 26 pages. (2 pages per podium, depending on the size of the page.)

When will it be completed?

Our goal is to have the installation complete by the end of May.

How you can help with our project?

We are seeking donations to offset the cost of building the podiums, and to help purchase future books.

How your sponsorship will be used?

Your donation will go toward the purchase and installation of the 15 podiums, engraved plaques thanking the sponsors, and any remaining funds will be placed in a book fund to help purchase future books.

Sponsorship Tiers


We have 3 sponsorship levels outlined below. If you are interested in being one of our sponsors, please check the box next to the level you’d like to contribute. Sponsors of $250 or more will be recognized along the Story Walk®. Please also fill out the back side of this panel, separate and return to the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce.


$250+ Book Sponsor | $600+ Podium Sponsor | Contributor


or donate online through PayPal

Sponsorships due by April 30.