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, WhatsApp, and Twitter.



Currently Featured at Lenoir County StoryWalk




Community Spotlight: 


This book was specially selected just in time for the BBQ Festival on the Neuse! The Kinston BBQ Festival on the Neuse has been going on for 42 years. It’s a great time to enjoy the world’s best barbecue, food, vendors, and activities.  We hope to see you at Pearson Park on Saturday, May 6, 2023. There will be children’s activities, music and more beginning at 10am. Look for us at The Partnership for Children of Lenoir and Greene Counties tent. Now…. Are you ready for our StoryWalk adventure??  Let’s go!

BBQ Fest on the Neuse

Saturday Schedule at Pearson Park

10:00am – 5:00pm
Flimsy’s Dance Party & Fun Zone at Pearson Park
Sponsored by Kinston-Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department

– Dances, games, Mother’s Day crafts, live music and more!
– Bounce houses, giant slides, dunk tank, basketball game, cotton candy machine

10:00am – 5:00pm
– Kinston Fire Department Fire Safety & Fire Truck Exhibit
– Special Shopping, Dining & Attraction Events

– Mooves Dance Studio – Pearson Park Stage
– Kids Arts Tents

Studio 86 – Pearson Park Stage

Dance Etc. – Pearson Park Stage

If You Give a Pig a Pancake Activities & Resources




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 or email

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