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 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.

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 library has installed StoryWalks in three locations; at the library in Port Hadlock you’ll find A Home in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Jeff Pinkney, and My Friends/Mis Amigos by Taro Gomi, at HJ Carroll Park you can enjoy Raven and the Hidden Halibut by Hannah Lindoff and I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, and at the Brinnon Elementary School, you can read Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton and Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London. 

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