PopUp StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity targeted towards young children of all ages. You will experience a deconstructed children's story book, page by page, installed along a family-friendly trail. Our hope is that PopUp Storywalk will motivate parents, teachers and caregivers to take children outdoors to enjoy the beauties of the environment while encouraging a love of reading and imagination. Get Outdoors! Get Reading!
Location: Wilburton Hill park to Bellevue Botanical
Dates installed: March 4th-23rd
Storybook: Tiny Perfect Things
Get Outdoors! Get Reading!
Current location details: begin at Wilburton Hill park -follow the signs past the sports field and up towards Bellevue Botanical gardens. You will need to cross through the parking lot so keep your kids close! Please don't allow them to run ahead once in the parking lot area.
The parking lot does have stairs so if you have a stroller you can follow the path along the outside of the parking lot and continue the story through the front entrance of the Botanical gardens. These are the only stairs- the rest is very stroller friendly
Last PopUp Location: Bothell Landing
Last PopUp Location: Redmond Watershed
Summer Series 2019:
“Fox and the Bike Ride” by Corey R. Tabor installed at Rhododendron Park, Kenmore (May 24th-June 10th)
“The Water Princess” by Susan Verde installed at Water Works Gardens, Renton (June 14th-July 8th)
“The Bear’s Song” by Benjamin Chaud installed at Bothell Landing (June 28th-July 15th)
“The Water Princess” by Susan Verde installed at Carkeek Park (July 19th-Aug 5th) “Tiny, Perfect Things” by MH Clark installed at Bellevue Downtown Park (July 26th- Aug 12) “Fox and the Bike Ride” by Corey R. Tabor installed at O.O.Denny (August 19th- Sept 8th)
Donate here: GoFundMe - Be sure to write in the memo line, PopUp StoryWalk.
PopUp StoryWalk rotates between book selections, inspiring families to follow our installations and experience a featured book in a new location. You can enjoy a new outdoor adventure with each PopUp Storywalk installation.
We choose books that illustrate the themes of nature, combined with lessons of kindness, empathy and creativity. We are also collaborating and choosing books with local authors and illustrator's.
Our current selection of books includes:
We are constantly working on adding more storybooks that fit our vision.
Elisabeth was inspired to create PopUp Storywalk after vacationing in upstate New York where she stumbled upon a StoryWalk trail. Juliet, her oldest daughter, was full of excitement and awe, running up ahead to spot the next display which contained the next page of the story. She would squeal with joy when she found it, and run back to get daddy's hand to lead him to her new discovery. This process repeated over and over until the hike was done, and the story finished. Never did Juliet complain about how tired her legs were or ask if the hike was almost done..... she was IN an adventure and she loved every moment. Jasmin and Beth quickly joined Elisabeth after hearing her enthusiasm for the project. Its infectious! We hope that through PopUp Storywalk, more children and families can have this wonderful experience and look forward to their next adventure!
PopUp Storywalk offers an enrichment opportunity to bring our literacy experience into the local schools. It combines the storywalk, installed on school grounds, and an author workshop with a meet and greet. We currently have two different local authors and storybooks available for this enrichment. Please contact us via email if you or your local school is interested in this opportunity!
We are driven by the smiles, giggles and joy filled moments we see and hear from all the families who have experienced PopUp Storywalk. We are so thankful PopUp Storywalk has received so much love and support from our community!
If you would like more information on how to be a corporate sponsor please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT in 2007 and was developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The name StoryWalk is a registered trademark. There are now StoryWalk installations all over the country.