Storywalks®

Join us this summer for outdoor fun that combines exercise and reading! Thanks to a generous donation from Peculiar Charitable Foundation, we will host two temporary Storywalks® that will travel around the county during June and July. Titles featured include: Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown. Plus, visiting a Storywalk® this summer will earn you an extra ticket for Summer Reading prizes! Keep track of your reading through the Beanstack app to unlock this exclusive activity badge.

Check the schedule below to see when each title will be in your area!

What is a Storywalk?

“A StoryWalk® combines the pleasures of reading wonderful children’s books aloud with all the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors. This fun, educational activity places the pages from a children’s story along a popular walking route in your community.” (Boston Children’s Museum, 2021)

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

When will a Storywalk be in my part of the county?

Little Blue TruckBig Red Barn
June 7-12Raymore
(Memorial Park)
Garden City
(City Park)
June 14-19Harrisonville
(City Park on the Monday Mile Trail)
Archie
(Hodges Park)
June 21-26Pleasant Hill
(Goppert Fitness Park)
Drexel
(City Park)
June 28-July 3Peculiar
(McKernan Park)
July 5-10Garden City
(City Park)
Belton
(Memorial Park)
July 12-17Archie
(Hodges Park)
Harrisonville
(City Park on the Monday Mile Trail)
July 19-24Drexel
(City Park)
Pleasant Hill
(Goppert Fitness Park)
July 26-31Peculiar
(McKernan Park)