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Get moving.

Walk your way to health over the paths of the beautiful 228-acre SCC campus. Grants have helped fund the construction of many parts of the walking paths as well as the convenient trail markers that guide you around each one. You can start on each trail at any point, and all three have easy access to the trailhead marker near the Technology Building.


Trails & Maps

Learn about the storybook walk as well as see our other walking trails.

red trail around lake

blue trail inside of campus

green trail around outside of campus

Story Book Walk

The Storybook Walk begins where the orange parking lot intersects with the trail and continues to the right, counterclockwise around the lake. It is open daily year-round from dawn until dusk.

The St. Charles City-County Library District and Foundation and the St. Charles Community College and Foundation collaborated to create this half-mile trail that champions family connection, early childhood development and health-and-wellness.

Stories are handpicked by library staff with a child's enjoyment in mind. The actual pages are separated from the book and mounted on wood stations along the trail so when you've read the whole story, you've completed the walk. Stories change out the first of every month to encourage families to return and take a new walk!

We enjoyed bringing this concept to life for our community and hope it brings you joy and an opportunity to make life-long memories.

To check out the book on display and other great books, visit the local branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District. Find a branch at To learn about other great SCC activities and events, visit

Download the flyer about all local storybook walks.

The St. Charles City-County Library offers a wide range of resources for kids and teens. You can find those resources here: 

Volunteer and Support Opportunities

Volunteers are always needed to switch out the book pages. If you are interested, contact Betsy Schneider at at 636-922-8473.

The Storybook Walk was funded 100% by donations from the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation and the St. Charles Community College Foundation. If you would like to ensure the future viability of the Storybook Walk, you may make a donation at Gifts at any and all levels are appreciated!

To find out more about the programs that the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation supports visit To find out more about the impact SCC Foundation makes, visit

If you have an idea on how to invest time, talents or dollars to keep the Storybook Walk available for members of our community for years to come, the Foundation is happy to meet with you! Just contact Betsy Schneider at or 636-922-8473.

Note of Thanks

Special thanks to Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., who created the original StoryWalk® Project in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Safe and convenient access to six parks and other community recreation is also available thanks to a 1.5-mile trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s trail system on campus. The Dardenne Greenway Trail at SCC links two existing sections of the Dardenne Greenway in Cottleville and St. Peters – creating nearly 5 miles of continuous connectivity. This connection runs from Woodlands Sports Park to St. Peters Golf Course to the north.



Rules and Regulations

Animals are prohibited on college properties with the exception of service animals, which may be required by visitors, students and employees. In addition, dogs will be allowed on The Dardenne Greenway Trail, provided they are under the direct control of their owner at all times. Pet owners must clean up after their animal.

Service Animal – Animal specifically trained to assist a person with a disability.

Hunting, fishing, swimming, ice skating, skateboarding, rollerblading or other similar activity is prohibited on college sidewalks, walking trails or any college-owned property except on the Dardenne Greenway Trail where rollerblading and the use of golf carts are permitted. Walking or playing on ice-covered lakes is also prohibited.

Bicycles may be used on roadways only. For safety reasons, bicycles may only be used on parking lots when traveling to, commuting within and leaving the college property. No bicycles are allowed on sidewalks or walking trails (except for the Dardenne Greenway Trail) and no “off-road” riding is permitted on campus. Bicycle racks are provided at various locations on campus.

Students needing assistance with service animal accommodation may contact the Accessibility Services Office, 636-922-8247. Faculty and staff needing assistance with service animal accommodation may contact the vice president for human resources, 636-922-8300.

Funding for the trail markers and a portion of the walking trails is provided by SCC’s Employee Sponsored Program.