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StoryWalks

Looking for a fun February vacation activity? Join us for our first ever StoryWalk series! A fun way to read stories while enjoying the outdoors.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Boston Public Library and the Highland Street Foundation (in conjunction with the New England Patriots Foundation) to produce a series of StoryWalk® installations in five different parks around the City. Additional support provided by Xfinity. It’s the perfect way to get some fresh air, while also enjoying the pleasures of discovering a great book!

What is a StoryWalk?

What is a StoryWalk you ask?

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. A StoryWalk is an innovative and delightful 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 throughout the park, you're directed to the next page in the story. StoryWalks have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries and are finally coming to a park near you!

Please follow All COVID-19 safety protocols:

Parks visitors are asked to wear masks at all times. StoryWalk stations are set up in a manner to promote social distancing. If visitors find a station to be too crowded, wait your turn or come back at another time.

StoryWalk Details: 

Our StoryWalk installations will run from Friday, February 12, through Friday, March 12.

Photo credit: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT
Photo credit: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

Boston Public Library activities

'The Dot'

Monday through Friday, during BPL To-Go open hours, the Brighton Branch closest to Brighton Common will be giving out up to 10 make-and-take crafts each day, related to the Storywalk. Families should call the Brighton Branch at 617-782-3062 before picking up a craft.

'If you bring a mouse to school'

Monday through Friday, during BPL To-Go open hours, the Grove Hall Branch close to Franklin Park will be giving out up to 10 make-and-take crafts each day, related to the Storywalk. Families should call the Grove Hall Branch at 617-427-3337 before picking up a craft.

'possum's harvest moon'

On Friday, February 12, the Hyde Park Branch closest to Iacono Playground posted a craft activity video on their Facebook page related to the book. This program is available on the Hyde Park Branch Facebook page.

'clap your hands'

On Tuesday, February 16, the Roslindale Branch closest to Adams Park streamed a Facebook Live Storytime on their Facebook page. During the stream, they read books and sang songs about the Storywalk. This program is available on the Roslindale Branch Facebook page.