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. 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®.
Book: Giraffe and Bird, written and illustrated by Rebecca Bender. Published by Pajama Press
Address: Francis Road
Start reading...at the corner of Warwick Dr and Francis Rd.
Book: Moose's Roof, written Jennifer Maruno and illustrated by Laurel Keating. Published by Breakwater Books Ltd.
Address: 2299 New St
Start reading...at the North end of Mayzel Road
Book: Families Love Each Other by Marcus Logan and Suzanne Muir, illustrated by Heather Jacolbia. Published by Rubicon Publishing.
Address: 6207 Lowville Park Rd
Start reading...at the path near the playground.
Note: Starting June 12, before you visit Lowville Park, please make a free reservation via the City of Burlington website (weekdays between 4-8pm; weekends between 8am-8pm). Learn more and reserve your spot here: https://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/paid-parking-and-reservations.asp
Book: Cat's Colors, written and illustrated by Airlie Anderson. Published by Child's Play (International) Ltd. Sponsored by Barking Dog Exhibits, Curious City StoryWalks and Child's Play.
Address: 1996 Itabashi Way
Start reading…behind the community centre, beside the Twinning sign just before the Itabashi Bridge.
Book: Windows by Julia Denos and illustrated by E.B. Goodale. Published by Candlewick Press.
Address: 5270 Fairview St
Start reading… at the calisthenics fitness park.
Address: 3035 Tim Dobbie Dr
Start reading...begin at the path across the street from the Dog Park.
Our Centennial Bikeway Storywalk (The Thing Lou Couldn't Do, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires, published by Kids Can Press) is no longer available. Thank you to everyone who visited and shared their experiences with us!
This StoryWalk® was kindly provided to us by TD Summer Reading Club. To learn more about Summer Reading Club and to register, click here.
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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