Reading is a walk in the park with GVPL’s StoryWalk® collection!
A StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children – and adults – to enjoy stories in the great outdoors. Pages from a children’s book are hung or attached to wooden stakes along a path outdoors. As you stroll down the trail, you’ll go from page to page, enjoying the story along with a walk in nature.
GVPL’s StoryWalk® collection consists of 30 books including popular titles like The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, as well as three French-language titles.
Who Will Enjoy a StoryWalk®
Toddlers, young children and school-age children will enjoy StoryWalks®. The kits may be of particular interest to nature preschools, daycares, families and other organizations. The collection is available for everyone to use.
Inside the Kits
Each StoryWalk® kit is contained in a large plastic tote and includes the following:
- Individually laminated pages of an entire storybook with grommets at the top and Velcro on the back, ready for hanging on bushes, trees and fences or attaching to sign posts (not included)
- A StoryWalk® guide, including information and ideas
Kits can be borrowed with a valid, adult GVPL library card. The loan period is 21 days if there are no holds, 14 days if there are holds, with up to two renewals permitted (if there are no holds). Kits can be picked up and returned at the service desk of any branch.
For the health and enjoyment of all patrons, please ensure StoryWalks® are wiped clean and dried before returning.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
This collection was generously funded by the Times Colonist Book Drive.