Books in Parks? What a novel idea! A walk in the park has taken on new meaning.
StoryWalk is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time.
Laminated pages from a children’s picture book are displayed on special display posts along an outdoor path in a park, garden, or other outdoor setting. As participants walk along the path, they will be directed to the next pages in the story.
StoryWalks engage young readers and is a great way to practice Active Reading skills with special activities highlighted along the story.
StoryWalks are a wonderful way for residents and visitors to enjoy the beauty of the park, a good story and quality time spent together.
Families are encouraged to participate by walking through a park and enjoying the children's book posted along the path.
Visitors are encouraged to share their StoryWalk experience on social media with photos, comments, or any suggestions you may have for the project, using hashtags #SonomaCountyLibrary #StoryWalk.
The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk trails are now in all 50 states as well as 11 other countries including Bermuda, Canada, England, Germany, Malaysia, Pakistan and Russia.