What is a Story Walk®?

A Story Walk® is an outdoor reading experience for families to enjoy together, encouraging physical, outdoor activity and childhood literacy. On a Story Walk®, a book is (quite literally) taken apart and displayed along a pedestrian-friendly pathway in the community. With each step, readers enjoy the progression of the displayed story in an innovative, interactive way.

Where is the Waterloo Story Walk®?

The Waterloo Story Walk® is set up on the Waterloo Bike Trail between Madison St. (near Viaduct Gardens) and Cedar Drive.

How can I enjoy the Waterloo Story Walk®?

Hop on the Waterloo Bike Trail on your bicycle, scooter, roller blades, skateboard, stroller, or wagon at either of the entrance points on Madison St. or Cedar Dr. Follow the numbered signs starting at #1, and start reading! There are approximately 60 steps between each sign. Once you reach the end of the Story Walk® in one direction, turn around and enjoy the second story on the back of the signs you just read!

Currently, the books on display on our Story Walk® are If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Beatrice Doesn’t Want To by beloved author Laura Numeroff. These books will be up until the end of July 2020.

Please do not touch the signs, and social distance as best you can on the Waterloo Bike Trail.

Special Thanks

We’d like to give a huge thank you to Julie Jorgensen, Dana Jorgensen, Dane Jorgensen, and author Laura Numeroff for making this project possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hugs!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard
Library. StoryWalk®is a registered trade mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.