Friday, May 24, 2024



From Forest to Shore

Hosted by Stratford Library

The Stratford Library Reference Department has announced the creation of a “Forest to Shore StoryWalk Tour”. A StoryWalk is a book, with pages separated and laminated on wood stakes that are placed along a path or trail for people to walk and enjoy a story. The program is funded by a grant from the Connecticut State Library & Library Services and Technology Act. Sarah Mellinger and Lisa Wargo of the SLA Reference Department applied for and implemented the grant into action.

The Tour features five StoryWalks each lasting about a week at various locations around Stratford. During the week of each StoryWalk there will be a “Main Event” program at the site. Topics will be relevant to the site.

People can pick up a Passport and Guide at the Stratford Library that lists all the sites, dates and Main Events. When people visit each StoryWalk, they can punch their passport with the hole puncher provided. Anyone who gets all five punches can return the Passport & Guide to the Library for a prize. Even though the stories featured at each walk are children’s books, anyone can participate. The Main Events are free and for all ages but do require registration on the Library website.

The schedule:

StoryWalk 1: June 12th-18th- Jared’s Dog Park at Roosevelt Forest.

Main Event: Safety PAWtrol with the CT Humane Society on Tuesday, June 13th at 4 p.m. at Jared’s Dog Park

StoryWalk 2: June 26th-July 4th – Clover Field at Janosko Park.

Main Event: Meet the pilots from Avia Flight Academy on Tuesday, June 27th at 4 p.m. at Clover Field.

StoryWalk 3: July 10th-16th – Sterling House.

Main Event: Colonial crafts and Stratford history with the Stratford Historical Society on Wednesday, July 12th at 6 p.m. in the Library Courtyard.

StoryWalk 4: July 24th-30th – Stratford Point.

Main Event: Learn about local birds and their environment with the CT Audubon Society on Saturday, July 29th at 1 p.m. at Stratford Point.

StoryWalk 5: August 7th-13th- Stratford Veterans Museum at Boothe Park.

Main Event: Enjoy a celebration of Stratford Veterans on Saturday, August 12th at 1 p.m. at Boothe Park.

For further information about the StoryWalks and registration for the free Main Events, visit:



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