Lenoir County StoryWalk

What is StoryWalk?

Lenoir County StoryWalk is a fun and educational way to combine literacy, family engagement, and physical activity in the form of a children’s storybook along the walking path at Pearson Park in Kinston, NC.  StoryWalk® helps to build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children. At StoryWalk, you have an opportunity to join family and friends, have lots of fun, create memories, play and learn outdoors!  Also, preschoolers can better prepare for school and meet literacy milestones by building vocabulary skills through reading and conversation. StoryWalk is truly a great way for families and friends to feel connected to their own community!  The walking path at Lenoir County StoryWalk is approximately 0.5 miles round trip and consists of 21 reading stations.

Thanks for visiting Lenoir County StoryWalk!

We hope you enjoy your walk and learn something new! Our stories change every 3 months so be sure to come back for another adventure!  Be sure to take lots of pictures and videos! Like, tag, and share your experiences with us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.


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Community Spotlight: 

Lenoir County Department of Social Services

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 7:30am to 5:00pm

Wednesday – 7:30am to 12:00pm

The Child Protective Services Department of Lenoir County Department of Social Services serves families of abused, neglected, and dependent children at high risk of harm. Protecting children is a priority. If you suspect that a child is at risk, please call Lenoir County DSS at 252-559-6400 ext. 6210 during normal business hours. Call 911 after business hours.


Child Protective Services in Lenoir County

Foster Care on Sesame Street

Traumatic Experiences on Sesame Street




Preparing to take a field trip to StoryWalk?

StoryWalk Field Trip Information

Lenoir County StoryWalk Steering Committee

Partnership for Children of Lenoir and Greene Counties

Kinston-Lenoir County Tourism and Development Authority

Lenoir County Public Schools

UNC Lenoir Health Care

Lenoir County Cooperative Extension

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library

City of Kinston

Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation

Community Council for the Arts

SmART Kinston

Dunn & Dalton Architects

Lenoir County Economic Development

We would like to thank all of our Lenoir County StoryWalk partners

Kinston Parks and Recreation (Story Installation)

Morgan Printers (Story Boards Production and Print)

Duke Energy Foundation (Start-up funding)

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 Ms. Ferguson.

For questions, field trip information, or to report concerns about Lenoir County StoryWalk, please contact Jennelle Lewis at 252-939-1200 ext. 236.

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