StoryWalk®

Peoria Public Library brings literacy to a new audience via the StoryWalk® in Peoria!

Enjoy beautifully illustrated storybooks as you stroll our grounds – a perfect family friendly activity. Linger. Bring a picnic.
Peoria Public Library has StoryWalks® at three of our five locations – McClure, Lincoln and North branches. Open year round, our StoryWalks® will always have a rotating variety of storybooks so there is something new and exciting to read on return visits.

McClure Branch – Nestled under shade trees along a winding paved path, Peoria’s original StoryWalk® is located in Columbia Park, a pocket park surrounded by neighborhoods in the city’s core and just steps from the historic 1930s-era McClure Branch of Peoria Public Library. Columbia Park also features a children’s playground, open grassy area and picnic tables.

Lincoln Branch – Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peoria, this StoryWalk® lines the edges of the vast grounds at Peoria’s only Carnegie Library.

North Branch – Our most recent StoryWalk® starts in our back patio garden and winds along the edge of our prairie grass paths.

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body,” ~ Joseph Addison, late poet, playwright and politician

The StoryWalk® project was created more than a decade ago by Anne Ferguson of Monpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Today, StoryWalks® are in all 50 states and more than a dozen countries.

For more information on Peoria Public Library’s StoryWalks®, please contact or call (309) 497-2000.