What is a StoryWalk?

The StoryWalks® found in Boone County are a perfect way to spend time outdoors while learning and exercising.

Promoting early literacy through fun and interactive activities, a StoryWalk® winds through green space and nature, and contains pages from a children’s book posted along a trail. Each sign displays a page from the walk’s featured story along with an activity or question such as creating a sound, making a physical movement, identifying something in the picture, etc. It also initiates conversation and improves language and literacy skills as families discuss what is happening in the story.

The StoryWalks® in Boone County are a partnership between Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks. The newest StoryWalk® is a collaboration between Boone County Public Library and the City of Florence.


Hebron Branch

Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand 
Boone County Public Library
1863 North Bend Road in Hebron

England-Idlewild Park

Oh No! by Candace Fleming
Boone County Park
5550 Idlewild Road in Burlington

Florence Nature Park

Brave by Stacy McAnulty
City of Florence
7200 Nature Park Drive in Florence

Central Park & Arboretum

Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch
Boone County Park
9190 Camp Ernst Road in Union

Walton Community Park

I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges
Boone County Park
35 Old Stephenson Mill Road in Walton