Books in Parks? What a novel idea! A walk in the park has taken on new meaning.
What is a StoryWalk?
StoryWalk is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s picture book are displayed on special display posts along an outdoor path in a park. As you stroll down the trail, you are directed to the next page in the story. StoryWalks engage young readers and is a great way to practice Active Reading skills with special activities highlighted along the story.
Five StoryWalk Experience Locations:
- Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte
- Seversville Park, 530 S. Bruns Avenue, Charlotte
- Grier Heights Park, 3110 Leroy Street, Charlotte
- Pineville Lake Park (Belle Johnston Community Center), 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville, 28134 - Kick Off Celebration August 22 at 10am
- Squirrel Lake Park, 1631 Pleasant Plains Road, Matthews, 28105 - Kick Off Celebration September 6 at 10am
Once you've visited a StoryWalk location, at the end of the story please take our survey and share your experience with us at http://bit.ly/librarystorywalk
StoryWalk is a collaboration between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Mecklenburg County - Parks and Recreation, Pineville Parks and Recreation, Town of Matthews Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resource and Read Charlotte. StoryWalk® is supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. For children ages 18-35 months.
Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Please see "Learn More" for ticketing information
Children and caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills. Caregivers are encouraged to participate.
Toddlers will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. [This program is for 18-35 month olds.]