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Multilingual StoryWalks

Beginning April 20, join us for our next StoryWalk® series! A fun way to read stories while enjoying the outdoors, in nine languages!

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Boston Public Library and the Highland Street Foundation, the New England Patriots Foundation, and Xfinity to produce a series of StoryWalk® installations in 10 parks across the City featuring books in nine total languages.

What is a StoryWalk?

What is a StoryWalk you ask?

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 or a fence, which are installed along an outdoor path. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont. It was developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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.

Participate and WIN! 

Participate in our StoryWalk and enter to win one of five grand prizes of a Kindle with a three-month Kindle Unlimited subscription, courtesy of Xfinity! To enter, scan the QR code at the end of the StoryWalk and enter to win.

StoryWalk Details: 

StoryWalk installations will run from Tuesday, April 20, through Monday, May 10.

StoryWalks map

StoryWalk books and locations

English and Portuguese: 'Augustus and his Smile'
Iacono Park, 150 Readville Street, Hyde Park
Augustus goes on a journey to find his lost smile, and discovers so much about the natural world. That includes shiny insects, birds, mountains, fish, and even a rainstorm.
English and Haitian Creole: 'Augustus and his Smile'
Hunt Playground, 40 Almont Street, Mattapan
Augustus goes on a journey to find his lost smile, and discovers so much about the natural world. That includes shiny insects, birds, mountains, fish, and even a rainstorm.
English and Spanish: 'Augustus and his Smile'
Franklin Park, 450 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury
Augustus goes on a journey to find his lost smile, and discovers so much about the natural world. That includes shiny insects, birds, mountains, fish, and even a rainstorm.
English and Somali: 'Listen, Listen'
Horatio Harris Park, 85 Harold Street, Roxbury
This beautifully illustrated story explores the different seasons and the amazing sights and sounds of nature.
English and Simplified Chinese: 'Let's Go to the Park'
Symphony Community Park, 39 Edgerly Road, Fenway-Kenmore
This multicultural board book lets young children explore the area in which they live. The bold illustrations show the people and animals they will meet, and objects that they will see and hear.
English and Spanish: 'Let's Go to the Park'
Savin Hill Park, 25 Caspian Way, Dorchester
This multicultural board book lets young children explore the area in which they live. The bold illustrations show the people and animals they will meet, and objects that they will see and hear.
English and Simplified Chinese: 'Errol's Garden'
Elliot Norton Park, 295 Tremont Street, Chinatown
Errol loves gardening and has filled his home with beautiful plants, but he does not have a real garden. He dreams about an outdoor space where he can grow things.

Boston Public Library activities

Book: Errol’s Garden
Book: Listen, Listen
  • The Fields Corner Branch offers themed book displays and themed book bundles for families for the duration of the StoryWalk.
  • The East Boston Branch has themed book bundles available for families for the duration of the StoryWalk.
  • The Egleston Square Branch will have make-and-take crafts available for families for the duration of the StoryWalk. The branch will also hold a Facebook Live Storytime on Tuesday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m.
Book: Let's go to the park
  • The Uphams Corner Branch will have make-and-take crafts available for families for the duration of the StoryWalk. The branch will have an Earth Day storytime on April 22 at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom. It will also hold a "What Can You Find in a Park" Storytime on May 10 at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom.
  • The South End Branch has themed book displays, book bundles, and make-and-take crafts available for families for the duration of the StoryWalk.
Book: Augustus and his smile
  • The Hyde Park Branch will post a Facebook Live craft video on Friday, April 16, that participants can watch asynchronously for the duration of the StoryWalk installation.
  • The Mattapan Branch has make-and-take crafts available for families for the duration of the StoryWalk.
  • The Grove Hall Branch will have make-and-take crafts available for families for the duration of the StoryWalk.