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.


Currently Featured at Lenoir County StoryWalk




Community Spotlight: 


 This story is about a child and their favorite coat. As the weather gets colder here in North Carolina, we should have coats to keep us warm too! If you see someone or know someone who needs a coat, here are some ways they may find one.

Burlington Coat Factory Drive

One Warm Coat




Download Coat of Many-Colors

Download ActivitySheets



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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