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. Stories are updated every few months. Current stories are:

H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum
Wild Horses by Melissa Marr
Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

Village Store in Quilcene
Old Rock is Not Boring by Deb Pilutti
Brody Bear Goes Fishing by Alvina Kwong (Bilingual German/English).

Brinnon Elementary School
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Have You Ever Seen a Flower by Shawn Harris

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.

Looking for a StoryWalk? Map it!