Walk in Nature

StoryWalk®

StoryWalk® at the Beaufort County Library

Walk along the path and read the pages of our featured book!

The Beaufort County Library is pleased to share that we have launched our official StoryWalk® project! A StoryWalk is a way to engage with the pages of a book while enjoying the great outdoors. The green space in front of the Bluffton Branch Library hosts the featured book, Hello, Friend, Hola, Amigo written by Andrés Salguero and illustrated by Sara Palacios. We are grateful to the Friends of the Bluffton Library, the Town of Bluffton, and the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce for their partnership and generous support in launching this special project.


Our StoryWalks® are an excellent way for children and adults to appreciate the outdoors and read simultaneously. Accessible paths throughout Beaufort County allow readers to walk along and enjoy the pages of our specially chosen story.

Bluffton Branch

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What is a Storywalk®?

A StoryWalk® is just what it sounds like: a story you can enjoy while on a walk. Picture book pages with activity prompts are on mounted frames along the path. The Public Library Association describes “A StoryWalk® is literally taking apart a picture book, placing each laminated page in a weather-protected frame, and placing these frames in an outdoor space so that children and families can enjoy books in an outdoor setting.” They showcase books that are engaging and colorful. The story panels also include activities to complete as well as literacy tips and tools, which focus on the five practices of singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing every day from Every Child Ready to Read (ALSC Liasion).

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.