SEARSPORT — To bring a smile to people’s faces and get them excited about stories, Carver Memorial Library and local businesses are partnering to present a winter-themed StoryWalk® for families to enjoy on Main Street.

As families walk a loop around downtown, they will find pages of the book posted in the windows of participating businesses. The book is “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. In this book, a boy loses a white mitten in the snow, and more and more animals crawl in!

The StoryWalk® will be available until March 15, and the story starts at Splendiferous Sweet Shop, 21 E Main St. From start to finish, the story will cover a loop of approximately four blocks of sidewalk downtown.

The participating businesses are, in story order: Splendiferous Sweet Shop, Coastal Cafe and Bakery, Hey Sailor, Strandz Hair Studio, Bog Hill Woodworking, Penobscot Marine Museum, Trove, Artisan Boutique, The Aquarian Gift Shop, and Pay It Forward for Kids.

To learn more about Carver Memorial Library, visit carverlibrary.org. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt. and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.