Literacy Lane: Story Trail


Literacy Lane” is a new tri-government partnership between the Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore Park District and DeKalb County Forest Preserve District. Through a generous donation to the library, 23 permanent sign structures will cover 7/10th of a mile along the trail, combining outdoor fun & reading to serve our community in a unique way. 

This all-ages family-friendly outdoor activity includes exercise & a love of reading! Sharing stories, fun facts, and fitness exercises with continuously rotating content.

The best way to access Literacy Lane is by parking at the Sycamore Forest Preserve, 955 E. State Street, and heading west on the trail.

After your stroll down Literacy Lane, be sure to share your photos with us on social media using the hashtag #literacylane & sign our virtual guestbook/complete a short survey on the Library’s website to be entered into our prize drawing!


This experience is brought to you in partnership with Sycamore Library & our friends from the Sycamore Park District & DeKalb County Forest Preserve.


This Month’s Installation…

This month Literacy Lane walks you through multiple celebrations that take place in June. First, learn about Pride month and some of the historical figures who were instrumental in establishing a national month of celebration for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. Next, learn about Juneteenth, when enslaved African Americans in Texas finally learned they were freemen and slavery in the U.S. ended, who the “Grandmother” of Juneteenth is, and how Juneteenth can be celebrated. Finally, learn how you can celebrate Great Outdoors Month and how you can participate in our all-ages Summer Reading Challenge to win some wonderful prizes!