Burnaby Public Library and Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services have teamed up to bring StoryWalk to green spaces in Burnaby.

A StoryWalk is an installation that consists of pages from a children’s book that are placed along an outdoor path. You’ll follow the story as you stroll down the trail, and each panel will direct you to the next page in the story. StoryWalk promotes literacy, reading, health, exercise and movement in communities and neighbourhoods.

As you read, you’ll also find tips and activities that encourage you to have fun and interact with the story. You might be prompted to make up a silly voice or show your best jump!

There are two StoryWalk installations:

  • Jabari Jumps by Gia Cornwall, a tale about working up courage and overcoming your fears. At Civic Square. Monday, August 23 to Friday, October 22.
  • How do you Dance by Thyra Heder, a playful picture book that celebrates personal expression and urges readers to bop, bounce, and shake. At Cameron Park. Monday, October 4 to Monday, December 6.

The books were chosen by our children’s librarians because the stories encourage physical activity and reflect diverse characters.

For more information about our StoryWalk installations, contact us.

We acknowledge that our StoryWalk project is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to be on this territory.