A StoryWalk® is for the kid in all of us!
By placing the pages of a book along an outdoor walking path, a StoryWalk® promotes reading discussion and encourages physical activity as adults and children step through the pages of a book in a natural setting. It is a simple yet powerful tool that fosters literacy, community, and social engagement.
We hope you enjoy these multi-sensory experiences that combine the joy of reading with all the benefits of being outdoors and observing nature! Please share your experience with us on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #StoryWalkBCPL.
Lebanon Junction StoryWalk®
Travel through the trees to enjoy a brand-new story experience every month. Along your journey, smell the honeysuckle and wisteria and stay on the lookout for our frequent backyard visitor, the blue tail lizard. You might spy butterflies, birds, and bunnies too! Plus, enjoy a surprise at the end of your walk. Our StoryWalk® path at this location is approximately 1/5 mile. That is, if the littles don’t take any detours!
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of modern celebrations and experiences as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World by M.E. Furman
Follow Santa for a magical, delicious journey around the globe. Then, visit the Story Station to design your own Play-Doh cookies and claim your completion prize. You might also try baking up some real tasty treats from the story when you get home!
Travel by our developing gardens, listen to the sounds of nature all around, and take a peek at our budding beehives as you experience a brand-new story every month. Plus, enjoy a surprise at the end of your walk. Most StoryWalks® at this location will stretch over a path of about 1/4 mile. That is, if the littles don’t take any detours!
Floatby Daniel Miyares
Go on an adventure of your own as you follow a little boy and his paper boat in this stunning wordless picture book. Along your journey, ask kids to interpret the emotions of the little boy and have them narrate the story themselves. At the end of the StoryWalk, you might even make a plan for your own rainy-day adventure!
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Prepare to giggle your way through this irreverently funny story that will have kiddos and grownups walking through again and again! Along and after your journey, use the materials we provide to have some creative fun with words.