Hilltown Families


Organize a StoryWalk this autumn in your community! The Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield has over 20 StoryWalks for patrons to borrow for free! StoryWalks are great way to promote literacy in young children while having them engage in outdoor activities…

StoryWalks in Western MA with Wee Read Berkshire County Berkshire County is celebrating literacy during April!  In honor of National Library Week (4/8-4/14) and the Week of the Young Child (4/22-4/28), there will be StoryWalks featuring the book Duck on a Bike in locations all over Berkshire County. The book tells the story of a silly duck and his trip on a bike – it offers opportunities for kids to predict what comes… Read More

Barbara Black, Northampton Public Schools Early Childhood Coordinator, writes:  StoryWalk™ is an exciting initiative that combines a children’s story with a popular walking route. The idea was developed in September, 2007 by Anne Ferguson, a volunteer with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition. Here’s how it works: We selected a children’s book, separated the pages, laminated them, and attached them to wooden stakes. We will then either post the stakes along an… Read More

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