Follow the Yellow Brick Road


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Welcome to Munchkinland

You first meet Dorothy just after her house falls on the Wicked Witch of the East and kills her. Dorothy steps out of her house into a beautiful land, a land of little people with miniature houses; people called Munchkins. After Glinda, the good witch, visits and learns that Dorothy doesn’t want to hurt anyone, the Munchkins welcome her. She becomes their hero for killing a witch.

The Wicked Witch of the West pops in, growing extremely angry when she realizes Dorothy’s house dropped on her sister, smashing her. As she glares around, furiously, Glinda quickly gives Dorothy the Ruby Slippers. The Wicked Witch wants the slippers and their powers for herself.

Dorothy just wants to go home. You agree to help her. Glinda tells you that the only way Dorothy can return home is to see the Wizard of Oz. He can grant any wish you desire. All you have to do is follow the yellow brick road.


Things to do:

Make Friends!

As you read and follow the yellow brick road, you will make new friends, all of whom want to see the Wizard with you! Keep reading to befriend all five and earn prizes along the way.

Build the Yellow Brick Road

Help us make our yellow brick road at the library. Every 100 minutes you read (up to 5000 minutes) you will trigger a yellow brick to add to our road. We would like you to sign your name on each brick and we will put it on the wall to mark how many minutes have been read this Fall. Can we make our yellow brick road reach the Emerald City? Or can we make it long enough to cover the whole entire library?

Free the Munchkins

Though you don't know, after you leave Munchkinland, the very cross Wicked Witch of the West captures the Munchkins, taking several prisoners. These people helped Dorothy. That girl not only killed her sister, but ran off with the ruby slippers as well! She orders the evil flying monkeys to swoop in, grab the munchkins and throw them into the castle dungeons.

Can you help Glinda free the Munchkins by completing challenges? For each Munchkin you help set free you will earn a drawing entry.

Melt the Wicked Witch of the West

After you reach the Wizard, he will ask you to prove yourself by killing the Wicked Witch of the West. You have heard that the Wicked Witch has but one weakness, water! Collect all 30 secret codes on water droplets to accumulate enough water to melt the Wicked Witch.

Send Dorothy Home

Once you melt the Wicked Witch, go back to the Wizard of Oz to help send Dorothy home and claim your rewards. Remember, he is willing to grant your wish, too! What is your wish for the Wizard?