7 Neighborhood StoryWalks for Families

August 14, 2020 | Library News

Find the 7 APL StoryWalks® in Albany

Albany Public Library has partnered with several community and city organizations, and the Upper Hudson Library System, to bring StoryWalks® to seven Albany neighborhoods.

A StoryWalk® is a way for families with young children to enjoy reading stories while outdoors. Pages from picture books are laminated and attached to wooden stakes that are posted at regular intervals along an outdoor walking path or sidewalk. As families stroll through the path, they stop and read pages of the story.

Albany’s StoryWalks® will be up through the end of September. You can find them here:

  • Downtown Albany | Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Niki Grimes (author) and Elizabeth Zunion (illustrator) | Partner: Downtown BID
  • Lark Street | Ogilvy by Deborah Underwood (author) and T.L. McBeth (illustrator) | Partner: Lark Street BID
  • South End | Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (author) and Christian Robinson (illustrator) | Partner: City of Albany
  • Delaware Avenue | Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o (author) and Vashti Harrison (illustrator) | Partners: City of Albany and Delaware Area Neighborhood Association
  • Sage College/Opalka Gallery | The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar (author) and Alea Marley (illustrator)
  • Washington Park | Moth by Isabel Thomas (author) and Daniel Egnéus (illustrator) | Partners: City of Albany and Washington Park Conservancy
  • Buckingham Pond | Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson (author) and Claudia Dávila (illustrator) | Partners: City of Albany and Buckingham Pond Conservancy

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 Ferguson.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is APL's public information officer, and manages the library's communications, public relations, and marketing efforts. No, she isn't a librarian, but feels as if she's among her people here at the library.