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Spring Is for StoryWalks


Get the family outside, active and reading with interactive book trails. 

A fun way to spend a beautiful spring day is to visit one of Fairfax County Public Library’s StoryWalks. StoryWalks combine the pleasure of reading and the joys and benefits of taking a walk outdoors. This self-directed learning opportunity consists of a deconstructed children’s book. Each page of the book is mounted separately, and families walk from one page to the next to read the story. These interactive trails build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both children and adults.

StoryWalks were created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson in Montpelier, Vt. She was looking for ways to promote physical activity, early literacy and family time together in nature. With the help of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition, StoryWalks were born. Now they are found in all 50 states, including at some of our FCPL branches. Contact your local branch to see if it offers a StoryWalk.

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