What’s a StoryWalk®

A StoryWalk® takes the pages from a picture book and spaces them along a path creating an interactive and new way to experience reading. Thanks to a generous grant*, we are excited to bring a StoryWalk® to Memorial Park. It begins on the path between the pool and the playground and continues along the walkway until you reach the deck hockey rink.

Featured Book

Our Summer Storywalk will feature Outside In by Deborah Underwood

Outside is waiting, the most patient playmate of all. The most generous friend. The most miraculous inventor. This thought-provoking picture book poetically underscores our powerful and enduring connection with nature, not so easily obscured by lives spent indoors.
Rhythmic, powerful language shows us how our world is made and the many ways Outside comes in to help and heal us, and reminds us that we are all part of a much greater universe. Emotive illustrations evoke the beauty, simplicity, and wonder that await us all . . . outside. 

If you like Outside In, check out some suggested books for younger and older kids that celebrate nature and being outside!

StoryWalk® Activities

  • What was your favorite part of Outside In?
  • Each season means something different outside. What is your favorite season? Make a drawing to celebrate the weather in that season
  • Ask your caregiver to help you grow a plant so you can bring the Outside In
  • On your next car or bus ride count how many trees you see from your window
  • Go on a nature walk with no destination. Stop to smell flowers, pause to listen to the sounds, and breathe in the air.
  • Collect rocks, shells, and seed pods. Make a display in your room.
  • Stay up late and catch fireflies!
  • Visit the Bellevue Farmer’s Market and look at all the fresh fruit and veggies. Try something new!

Share your projects, thoughts, and ideas with us! #baynestorywalk

Thank You!

*This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds for the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.