The StoryWalks® found in Boone County are a perfect way to spend time outdoors while learning and exercising.
Promoting early literacy through fun and interactive activities, a StoryWalk® winds through green space and nature, and contains pages from a children’s book posted along a trail. Each sign displays a page from the walk’s featured story along with an activity or question such as creating a sound, making a physical movement, identifying something in the picture, etc. It also initiates conversation and improves language and literacy skills as families discuss what is happening in the story.
The following four StoryWalks®, with a fifth coming soon, can be found in Boone County:
Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand
Boone County Public Library: Hebron Branch
1863 North Bend Road in Hebron
Oh No! by Candace Fleming
Boone County Park: England-Idlewild Park
5550 Idlewild Road in Burlington
I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges
Boone County Park: Walton Community Park
35 Old Stephenson Mill Road in Walton
Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch
Boone County Park: Central Park and Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road in Burlington
Brave by Stacy McAnulty
Florence Nature Park
7200 Nature Park Drive in Florence
So take the kids outside for some fresh air, fun learning and physical activity. Adults will enjoy it as much as the children they accompany!
The StoryWalks® in Boone County are a partnership between Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks. The newest StoryWalk® is a
collaboration between Boone County Public Library and the City of Florence.