This summer enjoy reading and the outdoors! Follow along with the Stratford Library as we visit 5 outdoor locations around Stratford and enjoy a StoryWalk® and a program at each one.


StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for people to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from books are laminated and attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. The fun doesn’t end there either, there will be prizes and one live main event at each location.

“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.”


Get your passport at the Library.
Passports list locations and dates for each event. There is also a spot on the back of the passport to hole punch after you visit each StoryWalk. You will need all 5 holes punched to collect your prize.

Register for the main event.
Each StoryWalk will have one main event featuring a fun interactive talk on various topics. Register online or by scanning QR codes. Registration is required.

Go for a StoryWalk.
Visit each StoryWalk during the designated week.
Don’t forget to punch your passport!

Turn in your passport.
After visiting all StoryWalks, bring your completed passport back to Stratford Library. Make sure you have filled out your name and number on the back. Collect your prize.


StoryWalk Book: Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness by Maria Gianferrari

THE MAIN EVENT: June 13, 4:00 pm
Presented by CT Humane Society
Learn about Safety PAWtrol, an interactive all ages program that teaches people how to be safe around dogs.

How to get here:
Roosevelt Forest, 700 Peters Ln, Stratford, CT 06614. Follow signs to Jared’s Dog Park after the entrance.
This program will take place in the pavilion (about 50 yards past the dog park). There is parking at the pavilion.


StoryWalk Book: Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

THE MAIN EVENT: June 27, 4:00 pm
Presented by Avia Flight Academy
Hear from the pilots at this Stratford flight academy and learn about what it’s like to be a pilot.

How to get here:
Janosko Park, 200 Clover St, Stratford, CT 06614.
This program will take place at the picnic table area near the snack bar. There is parking close to the snack bar.


StoryWalk Book: America Is by Louise Borden

THE MAIN EVENT: July 12, 6:00 pm
Presented by Stratford Historical Society
Learn about Stratford’s history and try different types of colonial crafting.

How to get here:
Sterling House, 2283 Main St, Stratford, CT 06615
This program will take place on the walkway and grassy area between Sterling House and Stratford Library. Parking is available at Sterling House and Stratford Library. Library parking entrance is located at 1000 West Broad St, shared with the Senior Center.



StoryWalk Book: A Day in the Salt Marsh by Kevin Kurtz
(Read it on Hoopla – Stratford Library Card required)

THE MAIN EVENT: July 29, 1:00 pm
Presented by CT Audubon Society
Experience the beautiful view while learning about local birds and preserving the marsh.

How to get here:
Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford, CT 06615
This program will be a walking tour. Park near the large old building and follow the path out to the StoryWalk site.


StoryWalk Book: Hero Dad by Melinda Harden

THE MAIN EVENT: August 12, 1:00 pm
Presented by Veterans Museum Founder, Bob Mastroni
A celebration of Stratford Veterans who have served our country honorably in war and in peace.

How to get here:
Stratford Veterans Museum, 5952 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614. The Museum is located in Boothe Memorial Park, next to Putney Chapel. There is a parking lot at the Museum. The program will take place outside, followed by a Museum tour.


Stratford Library
August 31- September 8

StoryWalk Book: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
(Read it on Hoopla  – Stratford Library card required)

There is no Main Event for this StoryWalk, but this is a chance to collect any hole punches you may have missed from one of the other StoryWalks!

How to get here:
Stratford Library, 2203 Main St, Stratford, CT 06615
StoryWalk is in the Library Courtyard. Parking behind the Library in shared lot with the Senior Center.



This project is funded by the State of Connecticut and the
Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the
Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm