Warwick Public Library in partnership with the City of Warwick Parks and Recreation Department, and the Department of Public Works, has installed several StoryWalks® around Warwick.
What is a StoryWalk?
- A StoryWalk places an illustrated children’s book, displayed page by page, along a walking path or greenspace in the community. StoryWalk combines the healthy activities of walking and movement with the healthy activity of reading a book!
- A StoryWalk offers an opportunity for families to spend time reading and walking through a natural setting.
- The StoryWalk brings together essential elements for health and wellbeing, namely, family time, exercise for the body and brain, and time spent outside.
- This outdoor reading experience also includes movement prompts on each page of the story to encourage deeper involvement with the book, and conversation about the experience.
- City Park: Buggliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields. Installed May 2023
- Conimicut Point: I Am a Bird by Dana Walrath. Installed September 2022
- Central Library: And Here's to You by David Elliot. Installed May 2023
Click the blue marker on the map to see the three Storywalk locations
The Warwick StoryWalk projects were was made possible in part by grants from the Champlin Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.