Library staff installing StoryWalks®

StoryWalks® are a fun and educational resource for children and adults to enjoy literacy, physical activity, and the outdoors all at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s picture book are displayed on special signs along an outdoor path in a park, garden, or another outdoor setting. As participants walk along the path, they will be directed to the next pages of the story.

The library has installed StoryWalks in three locations; at the Library in Port Hadlock, you’ll find Raven and the Hidden Halibut by Hannah Lindoff and I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, at H.J. Carroll Park you can enjoy Sail Away by Daniel Crews, and If You Take Away the Otter by Susannah Buhrman-Deever and Matthew Trueman, and at the Brinnon Elementary School, you can read Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea and We Wait for the Sun by Dovey Raintree Johnson and Katie Mccabe.

StoryWalk’s innovative combination of learning, entertainment, and exercise is already a hit in 50 states and 12 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and South Korea.

The StoryWalk® concept was created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson in Montpelier, Vermont, as she sought ways to promote physical activity, early literacy, and family time together in nature. It has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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