SEARSPORT — Carver Memorial Library and Friends of Sears Island are collaborating on a fall StoryWalk® for families to enjoy along the Homestead Trail on Sears Island. As families walk along the woods path, they will find posts with laminated pages of the book “The Squirrels’ Busy Year” by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Richard Jones. This book follows squirrels through the seasons to teach young readers about the ways these creatures adapt to a changing environment. While exploring the island, families are encouraged to look for signs of squirrel life. This book is ideal for children ages 4 to 6.

The StoryWalk® will be available from Sept. 5 through 30, and directions to the start of the story can be found by the kiosk just beyond the island gate. From start to finish, the story will cover approximately a half mile of the trail. Sears Island is located off Route 1 on Sears Island Road, just east of downtown Searsport.

To learn more about Friends of Sears Island, check out or For more information on the Carver Memorial Library, visit 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.