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StoryWalk Resized 2Napier Libraries is bringing the StoryWalk® Project to Napier for the very first time! It's an innovative way for tamariki, whānau and friends to read, get active and take in the beauty of Napier all at the same time, in a COVID-smart way. Our StoryWalk® will be available from Saturday, 18 December to Saturday, 29 January 2022, highlighting books based on New Zealand native birds.

How does it work? 
It's simple! Go to the locations listed below and follow the arrows to read the featured books. When you finish a book, you can scan the QR code to enter the prize draw—there are loads of prizes up for grabs, including family passes to local attractions, books, book vouchers and more.


·        Marine Parade: Along the Rotary Path behind Par2 Mini Golf to the Tom Parker Fountain. 

·        Taradale Park: Walkway from Taradale Library, towards Taradale
Kindy and back to the library.  

·        Maraenui/Marewa Recreational Reserve: Walkway from Nash Street
towards Latham Street.

*Keep an eye here or on our Facebook page for updates. 

Click on the image below to enlarge the StoryWalk® map:

StoryWalk Map

The following books will be featured:

  • ‘Kaewa the Kororā’ by Rachel Haydon and ‘Little Hoiho - Hoiho Paku’ by Stephanie Thatcher
  • ‘Pee Wee the Lonely Kiwi Finds a New Friend’ by Blair Cooper and ‘Takahē Trouble’ by Sally Sutton
  • ‘BatKiwi - Ko Pekakiwi’ by Melinda Szymanik & Nā Pānia Papa i whakamāori and ‘There’s a Tūī in our Teapot - He Tūī kei rō Tīpāta’ by Dawn McMillian & Nā Ngaere Roberts i whakamāori

About StoryWalk®

The StoryWalk® project was created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and subsequently developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Ferguson wanted to create something different, fun and interesting to promote early literacy, physical activity, and family time together in nature. It has since been adopted in all 50 states of America and a further 12 countries around the world. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms.Ferguson.


Taradale Library

9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
10 am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday
(Closed public holidays)

24 White Street, PO Box 7056,
Taradale, 4141
New Zealand

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