StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. It combines physical activity with literacy and is a unique way to get people of all ages out walking while reading children’s picture books. Pages of a book are transformed into laminated signs that are then laid out on a trail inviting families, children, caregivers, teachers and others to follow the path of the pages.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. StoryWalks have been installed in 50 states and 12 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! Here is a sampling of StoryWalks that have been installed in Connecticut:
- Hartford Public Library had various locations in Hartford in 2015-2016
- Putnam – StoryWalk was placed on the River Trail, a popular and scenic walking route
- North Haven supported their One Town, One Book project by setting up two trails on the town green and a trail in Peter’s Rock Park
- Colchester – In 2015, the Cragin Memorial Library had an indoor StoryWalk set up at the library
The Brookfield Library is very grateful to the Brookfield Education Foundation for its generous funding of this project. Be sure to check our website and newsletters for the next book to be showcased on our StoryWalk!
To learn more about Anne Ferguson’s creation of StoryWalks, read this FAQ from the Kellogg Hubbard Library.