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!
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Follow the pages of the story as you join the Leaf Man for a fall adventure to wherever the wind takes him. Along your journey, gather leaves, acorns, walnuts, and other nature-y things to design your very own Leaf Man at our Story Station.
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!
Bird Watch by Christie Matheson
A seek-and-find picture book where you search for hidden birds and count them too! With graceful artwork, a focus on counting, and an engaging treasure hunt, there is something new to discover on every page.