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Peoria Public Library Storywalks Peoria Public Library StoryWalks®
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“Bad libraries build collections,
good libraries build services,
great libraries build communities.”
~ R. David Lankes


What is a StoryWalk®?

Developed in 2007 by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, StoryWalk® is an innovative way for children to read and play outdoors at the same time. Typically, laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes or metal stands and installed along an outdoor path. As individuals stroll down the trail, they are directed to the next page in the story and to do a related activity. StoryWalks have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries. Everyone can now experience the library in an unconventional setting, which combines the pleasures of reading with the beauty of nature!

“Helping our children acquire a love of reading is a gift that lasts a lifetime. StoryWalk® is a wonderfully creative way to infuse literacy with outdoor play and I am thrilled to see this library programming introduced at two of Peoria’s most cherished outdoor spaces.” ~ Cathy Carlat, Mayor, City of Peoria (2015 – 2023).




This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

AZ State Library and public Archives
Institute of Museum and Library Serivces


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