What’s a StoryWalk®?
Enjoy walking and talking with your family as you read this story together!
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 permanent 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.
Is Everyone Ready for Fun?
by Jan Thomas
Chicken has some unexpected and exuberant cow visitors who have exciting plans for jumping, dancing, and wiggling on his teeny-tiny couch, and Chicken is none too happy about it. That is until the fun concludes with a quiet, cozy and delicious nap for all!
StoryWalk® Location: Carson Park
Carson Park, 100 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire. This walk’s pages are placed around the edge of the large playground.
by April Pulley Sayre
Frogs are amazing creatures, and this book offers young readers an up-close and revealing peek at their everyday lives. Follow them from egg to tadpole to froglet crawling up onto land for the first time. Watch them resting on a favorite log, searching for food, and leaping through the air. And see how frogs are unique, individual beings with rich lives all their own in the wild.
StoryWalk® Location: Owen Park
Owen Park, 501 1st Avenue, Eau Claire. This walk’s pages are placed along the Chippewa Valley State Trail, starting near the playground.
Have you participated in the StoryWalk® at Owen Park, Carson Park, or both? We’d love to hear from you!
More Fun in the Sun
The BookBike is a very small library branch on wheels. It is a custom-built trailer pulled by a bicycle that brings library materials out into the community to local destinations and events. Check out materials, sign up for a library card, get answers to reference questions, learn how to download digital content, and so much more. Check out the BookBike schedule.
Also! This summer, the library’s BookBike will join forces with our Dabble Box program to visit area parks and help locals connect with library services and materials. Learn more!