Burlington Public Library and the City of Burlington's Recreation, Community and Culture department are excited to bring the StoryWalk® project to Burlington!
We would like to acknowledge that our StoryWalk® projects are located on the ancestral and treaty lands of the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek Peoples. And we would like to express our gratitude for sharing these lands for our mutual benefit.
What is a StoryWalk®? A StoryWalk® is a fun and engaging opportunity for you to read a story and enjoy the outdoors at the same time! Pages of a book are posted along a trail, path, or in a park. Travel from sign to sign to read the story. Optional physical literacy and early literacy activities are included on each sign.
StoryWalks are available to enjoy anytime; you do not need to register in advance or arrive at a specific time.
Selected StoryWalk® stories are geared towards children ages 3+ but we encourage all ages to explore and enjoy. We will have 6 StoryWalk® locations throughout Burlington. Stories will be rotating from location to location every few months. Check back often to see which story is located near you. Click on each location below to learn more, including details on finding each StoryWalk®. Right now, you can check out Central Park, Sherwood Forest Park, Tansley Woods Trail, Centennial Bikeway and Francis Road Bike Trail; check in later for the remaining locations!
Available Jul 7 - Sep 6
Book: The Thing Lou Couldn't Do, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. Published by Kids Can Press.
Address: Longmoor Drive (Nelson Park area)
Start reading: At Longmoor Drive and head west, by the Appleby Tennis Club. This StoryWalk® was kindly provided to us by TD Summer Reading Club. To learn more about Summer Reading Club and to register, click here.
Book: Families Love Each Other by Marcus Logan and Suzanne Muir, illustrated by Heather Jacolbia. Published by Rubicon Publishing.
Address: Francis Road
Start reading...at the corner of Warwick Dr and Francis Rd.
Book: Windows by Julia Denos and illustrated by E.B. Goodale. Published by Candlewick Press.
Address: 2299 New St
Start reading...at the North end of Mayzel Road
Book: Giraffe and Bird written and illustrated by Rebecca Bender. Published by Pajama Press
Address: 1996 Itabashi Way
Start reading…behind the community centre, beside the Twinning sign just before the Itabashi Bridge.
Book: Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin and illustrated by Blanca Gómez. Published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
Address: 5270 Fairview St
Start reading… at the calisthenics fitness park.
Address: 6207 Lowville Park Rd
To start reading…
Book: Water Only Please! by Camilla Judge-Aviss and illustrated by Michelle Chen and Amy Crosby
Address: 3035 Tim Dobbie Dr
To start reading…
For copyright purposes, please do not take pictures of the StoryWalk® book pages. Thank you to the authors, illustrators, and publishers of these titles for their support. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
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