A StoryWalk® is an outdoor reading activity that allows children, families, and people of all ages to read a story while walking along a nature trail. Pages from a children's book are printed and strategically placed along a designated route, creating an interactive reading experience for individuals of all ages.
Where is our StoryWalk®?
Located in Martinborough, the StoryWalk® starts at the top of Considine Park (on the corner of Kitchener and Princess Streets) and winds through to the Vintner Lane exit. View map.
It's a fabulous way to enjoy a children's story while walking, hopping, skipping or jumping along the path. The walk takes 15-20 mins and is the perfect addition to a family picnic or children's birthday celebration.
The stories change throughout the year, so this is an activity to return to.
Perfect for ages 3-8 and the young at heart.
Free and available at any time with no bookings required.
What is our current StoryWalk® feature book?
Banana Fingers & Fairy Knees - Written by Phillip Percy and Illustrated by Dale Percy
Published by Martinborough Stories
Phillip Percy remembers his grandfathers through anecdotes full of affection and humour, and Dale Percy's illustrations capture the details of rural life. Other books by Phillip Percy & Dale Percy are, The Old White Truck and Mr Phelps' Fish Truck, have also featured on the StoryWalk®.
Explore our previous StoryWalks®
We're excited to showcase the past StoryWalk® adventures hosted by our library! Below, you'll find a collection of stories that have previously appeared in our local parks and neighbourhoods. Whether you missed out on a previous StoryWalk® or simply want to revisit a favourite story, you can explore our virtual gallery and embark on a literary journey from the comfort of your own home.
Keep an eye out for upcoming events and be sure to visit our library to embark on your own adventure!
History of A StoryWalk®
The StoryWalk® project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The concept was inspired by Anne's desire to combine her love of books with her passion for nature and outdoor recreation. Since its inception in 2007, A StoryWalk® has grown in popularity and has been adopted by libraries, schools, parks, and communities around the world.
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