Storybook Walk vandals strike again


McKaig and Race Park displays damaged

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@aimmediamidwest.com



Vandals smashed the protective glass of one of the Troy-Miami County Library’s Storybook Walk displays at McKaig and Race Park. It is the fourth time since March vandals have caused damage to the library’s displays, which contain pages of a book along the path of the park.

Vandals smashed the protective glass of one of the Troy-Miami County Library’s Storybook Walk displays at McKaig and Race Park. It is the fourth time since March vandals have caused damage to the library’s displays, which contain pages of a book along the path of the park.


TROY — The McKaig and Race Park’s Storybook Walk has become the target of vandals once again.

It is the fourth time the display has been damaged since March, according to Troy-Miami County Public Library Executive Director Rachelle Miller.

The walking trail has 20 permanent posts, which includes two pages of a book. The storybook walk is on city property, but the library is responsible for upkeep, Miller said.

The storybook walk was dedicated May 12, 2016.

Miller said the vandalism has cost the library about $650. Additional costs include purchasing new books (to replace the destroyed pages) and staff time to pick up the broken pieces, order the replacement Lucite, and then install the new piece.

“I’ve never understood the reason someone would want to vandalize property of any kind. How is that a good time?” Miller said. “It’s disheartening for the people who enjoy the park and discouraging for the staff who work on this project.”

Miller said Hemm’s Glass has been instrumental in getting the repairs done quickly.

The $6,100 project was funded primarily by a bequest from Rex and Marcella Sunday. The Optimists also contributed to the project.

Contact the Troy Police Department at 339-7525 if you have information regarding this incident. Call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency line at 440-9911 to report suspicious activity.

Vandals smashed the protective glass of one of the Troy-Miami County Library’s Storybook Walk displays at McKaig and Race Park. It is the fourth time since March vandals have caused damage to the library’s displays, which contain pages of a book along the path of the park.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/10/web1_bookwalkvandals_cmyk_ne20181018161039415.jpgVandals smashed the protective glass of one of the Troy-Miami County Library’s Storybook Walk displays at McKaig and Race Park. It is the fourth time since March vandals have caused damage to the library’s displays, which contain pages of a book along the path of the park.
McKaig and Race Park displays damaged

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@aimmediamidwest.com