Our Work

StoryWalk

StoryWalk was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and brought to Alamance County in 2016. Pages from a deconstructed children’s book are placed on stakes along an outdoor path or trail. Not only is it physical activity, but it promotes brain development through serve and return interactions between adult and child.

These back and forth communications are critical to building strong brain architecture early in life. It is important for these interactions to occur in the early years because they will have a lasting effect on all the development and learning that follows. StoryWalk creates an easy and free environment to allow all of this to happen. United Way of Alamance County has presented five stories through Community Council in partnership with Alamance County Public Libraries.

You can find a StoryWalk at the following locations:

 

Alamance Partnership for Children – Outdoor Learning Environment
2322 River Road, Burlington, NC 27217 (Glencoe Village)
Sponsored by: BB&T and Alamance Foundation

 

Beth Schmidt Park – Town of Elon
2150 Elon Park Drive, Elon, NC 27244
Sponsored by: Impact Alamance

 

Mebane Arts & Community Center
633 Corregidor St, Mebane, NC 27302
Sponsored by: Mebane Woman’s Club and Samet Corporation

 

North Park- City of Burlington
849 Sharpe Road, Burlington, NC 27217
Sponsored by: Elon University and the Citrone Family

 

 

thanks to our partners & sponsors for making storywalk possible!

 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT
and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.