Story Strolls: Get outside and walk your way through a story!

Story Strolls will be available at City parks and library grounds this summer.

The Saint Paul Public Library is partnering with the Department of Parks and Recreation to provide oversized storybooks for families to enjoy reading and strolling outside.

Story Strolls will be happening throughout the summer across the city. Find a Story Stroll at Arlington Hills, opens a new window, Battle Creek, opens a new window, Langford Park, opens a new window, and West Minnehaha, opens a new window parks and recreation centers.

June

  • Battle Creek: We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
  • Langford Park: Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson
  • West Minnehaha: The Thing About Bees by Eric Shabazz-Larkin

July

  • Arlington Hills: Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
  • Battle Creek: Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson
  • Langford Park: We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
  • West Minnehaha: The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler

August

  • Arlington Hills: Elephant Huggy by Win World
  • Battle Creek: Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson
  • Langford Park: The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler
  • West Minnehaha: Thank You Bees by Toni Yuly

Even before remote learning, children spent an average of seven hours a day on screens and an average of seven minutes in unstructured outdoor play. The City of Saint Paul encourages young people and families to explore and learn in nature. Time spent in nature improves health and academic outcomes and promotes well-being.

Get the Books!

Like what you read on your story stroll? Check out these books from the Saint Paul Public Library!

Story Stroll 2021

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Books featured on Summer 2021 Story Strolls.








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