Sterling Library Book Trail

Secondary Logo_Full ColorThanks to the estate of John and Ora Mae Harding, a new book trail will be installed by Baytown Parks and Recreation. This new project will bring color and wonder to the beautiful green space in front of the Sterling Municipal Library.

WHAT: New benches, signs, life-sized story time books, and a truffula tree forest.

WHY: To provide library visitors a space to enjoy a book outdoors and bring some of Dr. Seuss’s illustrations to life. 

WHEN: Our teams are aiming to complete this project by December 2023.

Library Book Trail design including new sidewalks benches and Dr Seuss themed sculptures.


Library Book Trail Project Updates

Two adults and a child stand on a new trail. One of the adults is cutting a ribbon with big scissorsDecember 11, 2023 update

A dedication ceremony to the new Sterling Library Book Trail marked the official opening.

Colorful reading chairs set in a semi circle around a large book sculpture covered by a tarp.December 4, 2023 update

Crews are completing the finishing touches on the Library Book Trail

Baytown parks worker doing landscape work in front of the library November 16, 2023 update

Parks crews are completing landscaping work at the Sterling Municipal Library.

Two hands reach behind an orange wayfinding sign to fix it in place. sign reads "ADVENTURE"November 6, 2023 update

Inspirational wayfinding signs for the Dr. Seuss trail are being installed. 

Two shovels laying on top of cement. A granite path nearby is being set for the new book trail.October 27, 2023 update

Construction crews are currently working on irrigation systems for the book trail.

A worker uses a front end loader to lay decomposed granite for a new trail walkwayOctober 19, 2023 update

Decomposed granite is being laid for a portion of the book trail.

Parks workers with shovels clearing a pathOctober 9, 2023 update

Teams are preparing space to lay a decomposed granite path.

New colorful outdoor seats arranged in a semi-circle.September 29, 2023 update

New reading circle stools have been added to the book trail.

Three parks workers laying a sidewalk and smoothing the surface. September 26, 2023 update

Repairs are being made to improve the existing sidewalks. 

A large Dr. Seuss Book being carried by a lift and set into place on a concrete foundation.September 21, 2023 update

The life-sized Dr. Seuss books are being installed outside of the Sterling Municipal Library.

New concrete foundation in the shape of a bookSeptember 14, 2023 update

Concrete foundations are set for the new books.

Two parks and recreation workers creating a frame for a foundation at Sterling Municipal LibrarySeptember 8, 2023 update

Parks and Recreation crews are installing the foundation for two life-sized books at Sterling Municipal Library.