StoryWalks® @BCPL

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.

Central StoryWalk®

Ready, set, START at the front of the library, then read your way around the building. Along your journey, take a peak at the garden courtyards and keep your eyes peeled for roaming wildlife. (We have an armadillo friend who sometimes drops in to say “hi!”)

Book cover for With Love From Daniel
Arriving the 2nd week of February!
With Love from Daniel by Patty Michaels
Journey through Daniel Tiger’s Neighborbood with this lovable Ready-to-Read story that’s perfect for Valentin’s Day or anytime you want to show you care. Through the story, Daniel shares stories about the special people in his life. We hope you’ll remember and share your favorite memories along with Daniel. After the story, take a moment to tell the people you love something you enjoy doing with them or draw a picture to give them later.

Hillview StoryWalk®

Walk, hop, or skip your way along our paved outdoor walking path in our backyard pavilion. Enjoy the sounds of the birds and the rolling green lawns along your journey. Our StoryWalk® path at this location is approximately 1/4 mile. That is, if the littles don’t take any detours!

This StoryWalk is closed for the winter, but we’ll be back in the spring with a new story!


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!

Ice Cream Soup by Ann Ingalls
WINTER 2023–24
Ice Cream Soup by Ann Ingalls
You’re in for a treat with this rhyming beginning reader about trying to make an ice cream cake only to create an unexpected surprise. As you read, talk about all the delicious things you would like to cook. Then after you enjoy the StoryWalk®, try making your own ice cream soup at home as a fun reward and to reinforce what you’ve read!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

StoryWalks® at our Hillview and Lebanon Junction locations are open during library hours. The Central Library StoryWalk® is always open!