StoryWalk® is a fun and engaging way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story. Consejo Hispano and the Astoria Public Library added some suggestions to dance, hop or clap from one page to another.
StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 12 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! They are such a fun addition to a walk in the park. We had 4 Spanish and English stories for Hispanic Heritage month and we are glad to have had such great participation.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.