Take a StoryWalk®

Now you and your little ones can enjoy the great outdoors any time during free, self-guided reading hikes! 

In partnership with Hamilton East Public Library, each month we’ll feature a nature-based picture book on the trail for you to enjoy during a quarter-mile hike in the woods.

Books are ideal for ages 6 and under and are available all month long (rain or shine!). Don’t forget to track your participation and earn reading badges on the Beanstack app.

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November 2021 Storywalk

NOVEMBER: Cyntheanne Park
"We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga " by Traci Sorrell

This self-guided hike showcases the children's book "We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga" by Traci Sorell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word "otsaliheliga" us used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Follow page by page as the book begins in the fall and ends in the summer and takes you through a full Cherokee year of celebrations.

On display now through November 30.

December Storywalk

DECEMBER: Holland Park

"A Day So Gray" by Marie Lamba

This self-guided hike around Holland Park features the children's book "A Day So Gray" by Marie Lamba. The winter-themed book celebrates the hues and comforts of a cozy winter day as a discontented girl first notices only dull grays and browns in a snowy landscape but is coaxed by her friend to look more closely. Soon, she finds orange berries, blue water, purple shadows, and more. This book showcases a warm friendship and a fresh way of seeing things transform across a snow-covered landscape.

Live Reading!

Join Fishers Parks and Hamilton East Public Library staff for a live reading of "A Day So Gray," followed by a fun DIY sensory bottle activity from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, at Holland Park.

On display December 1 through December 31.

Winter Wonderland Storywalk

Winter Wonderland Storywalk

"The Shortest Day" by Wendy Pfeffer

The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year, this year on December 21. This book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history. Many contemporary holiday traditions were borrowed from ancient solstice celebrations.

On display during Winter Wonderland, Saturday, December 4.

About the StoryWalk®

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.

Special Thanks to Our Partner

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