ebooks – online storytime
StoryWalks® combine literacy with physical activity, placing large, colorful book pages at regular intervals along a walking route, encouraging users to walk (or run or skip or hop) as they read the book and/or enjoy the pictures. The library’s Youth Services department has installed two StoryWalks® in Eau Claire, using permanent display cases allowing staff to regularly update the stories. The walks were created in partnership with the City of Eau Claire’s Parks & Forestry Division and made possible through a COVID Recovery Grant from United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals, and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.
Carson Park, 100 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire. This walk’s pages are placed around the edge of the large playground.
Illustrations and lyrics introduce a song, first recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, which celebrates the wonders of nature, loving friends, and the promise of the future in a baby’s cry.
Owen Park, 501 1st Avenue, Eau Claire. This walk’s pages are placed along the Chippewa Valley State Trail, starting near the playground.
The Chippewa Falls Public Library has installed a StoryWalk® near Duncan Creek Trail featuring 18 signs weaving through a path behind the play area. More info here.
Have you participated in the StoryWalk® at Owen Park, Carson Park, or both? We’d love to hear from you!