StoryWalk® on Drexel Square

Enjoy a favorite picture book by strolling around Drexel Town Square from September 23 – October 7, 2020. A map of story stops is available below. Be sure to take photos and tag us @OakCreekLibrary and @VisitOakCreek on Facebook!

What is a StoryWalk®?

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from a children’s book are displayed in local store windows. As you visit each store front, you’re directed to the next page in the story. For more information on StoryWalk®, click here. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.


A map of Drexel Town Square that displays each stop along the StoryWalk.
Click the image to view an enlarged version.


Which book is being displayed?

The book that you can read along our StoryWalk® is titled “Is Everyone Ready for Fun?” by Jan Thomas. It encourages readers to interact with the story!

Where are all the StoryWalk® stops?

Stop 1: Oak Creek Public Library

The Oak Creek Public Library isn’t just a place for books. It is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather and grow together.

The new Oak Creek Public Library is a destination for lifelong learning. It is an institution that our citizens can be proud of and was designed to meet the changing information needs of our growing community.

We are in the “heart” of Drexel Town Square, an 85-acre city center that is redefining the community. The new library is a model of 21st century libraries—one that is a warm, inviting place to read and enjoy programs while offering cutting-edge technology and an innovative design.

More than just a new look, the library offers new opportunities for learning by providing the community with an extensive collection of print and electronic resources, technology, and community activities.

8040 S. 6th Street
Oak Creek, WI

Stop 2: Valentine Cafe

Valentine Coffee Co. was founded on the premise that coffee begins as a fruit, uniquely evocative of a particular time and place. This character – the terroir – is maximized by carefully roasting beans to the apex of natural sweetness, brightness, and balance… never to bitterness.

We start with the best beans available and a passion for everything delicious. We rely on curiosity, experience, and attention to detail to craft the most expressive – yet satisfying – coffee possible. In this pursuit, we never fail to enjoy ourselves, our work, or our coffee!

7981 S. 6th Street
Oak Creek, WI

Stop 3: BelAir Cantina

Born and raised in Milwaukee, BelAir Cantina is a Wisconsin staple with a tremendous lineup of tacos, mouthwatering margaritas, and more. Chef Noe mixes traditional Mexican cooking with unique flavors and techniques for a menu that’s deliciously different and full of fresh ingredients. The BelAir vibe is at once laid-back and full of energy—the perfect spot to gather. Inspired by authenticity, defined by innovation, BelAir brings warmth and sincerity for a dining experience like no other.

410 W. Town Square Way
Oak Creek, WI

Stop 4: Cubanitas

Cubanitas’ Oak Creek location brings us a little closer to the forbidden island. Located just minutes away from Gen. Mitchell International Airport, Cubanitas not only serves up a thirst-quenching delicious mojito, the appetizers and entrée items carry through the simple flavors and fresh ingredients that are the mark of good Cuban cuisine.

7973 S. Main Street
Oak Creek, WI

Stop 5: Roots

At Roots Salon, our mission is to provide you, our guest, with the best experience you’ve had in any salon, ever. From the trend setting, forward thinking stylists we employ, to our culture and atmosphere, our goal is to become the brand that makes you feel beautiful and have you leaving our salons, every time, truly feeling like you’ve received the best experience, an experience you deserve.

7959 S. Main St.
Oak Creek, WI

Stop 6: Performance Running

Performance Running Outfitters is a locally owned specialty running store for all levels of runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts. We have five convenient locations – Brookfield, Delafield, Oak Creek, Shorewood, and Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward. We sell high-quality performance shoes, fitness apparel, nutrition and accessories from all of the top brands.

At PRO you can expect nothing but the best in customer service, selection and price. Our experts are here to help you choose the right shoes, insoles, and sports bras. Finding the proper shoes starts with a free foot and video gait analysis and ends with a test run on the treadmill or track. If you are an experienced runner, we have what you need to stay fit. If you are new to the sport, we would love to help you get started!

7956 S. Main St.
Oak Creek, WI

Stop 7: The Barre District

Barre District is a lifestyle concept that combines elements of ballet dance conditioning, pilates and yoga into a full body workout. Based off of techniques from the original Lotte Berk method, a Barre District class will tone and elongate muscles, increase flexibility, and strengthen you both physically and mentally. Our mission is to connect within our communities to make the barre workout the way we change lives, and to promote a healthier lifestyle through strength, flexibility and relationships with one another.

All of our Barre District Lifestyle studios are individually owned, community-based, and designed to support and promote other small businesses. We seek to create valuable relationships amongst one another and partner with other companies that work to improve the lives of others. Our goal is to provide a space for people to come together to do good, feel good, and create better lifestyle habits.

7966 S. Main St.
Oak Creek, WI

Stop 8: Pizza Man

At Pizza Man we’re all about having — and sharing — fun. We’re creating an atmosphere where everyone can be comfortable letting their pizza freak flag fly. At Pizza Man we make real food, with real names, and have a real good time doing it. Consistently voted one of the best pizzas and wine bars in the city, Pizza Man is more than just a night out, it’s an experience.

Every pizza we serve is made with fresh, often local ingredients, including our handmade dough and a variety of fresh toppings. Pizza Man is a family-friendly restaurant and offers plenty of vegetarian options, as well as takeout and delivery services.

7974 S. Main Street
Oak Creek, WI

Stop 9: Gigi’s Cupcakes

Gigi’s Cupcakes – Oak Creek is your celebration headquarters. Nestled away in Drexel Town Square, Gigi’s Cupcakes is easily accessible from I94 at Drexel Avenue and is within walking distance of the Oak Creek Civic Center.

Gigi’s Cupcakes Oak Creek provides high quality and beautifully decorated cupcakes, with a rotating daily menu of delicious flavor varieties. Along with our selection of large cupcakes, we also provide mini cupcakes, cheesecakes, stuffed cookies, and custom cakes. Gigi’s Cupcakes Oak Creek is also proud to provide three gluten friendly cupcake options every day in our bakery. While we are not a certified gluten friendly facility, those who choose to live a gluten friendly lifestyle, can treat themselves to the best tasting gluten friendly cupcakes around!

330 W. Town Square Way
Oak Creek, WI