The Haverhill Public Library is bringing stories out into the community with our Trail Tales!

Now that the weather is warmer, you can find our Trail Tales posted on the riverfront boardwalk overlooking the Merrimack River. Take time on a sunny day to walk along the boardwalk and read the posted pages of a beautiful storybook. The story begins behind the new Haverhill Heights building. Please see the map below to guide you. You may access the boardwalk from the steps near the Post Office or the sidewalk near Haverhill Bank. We will be putting up new stories every month. Visit our Facebook page for updates on when we post a new Trail Tale. Happy reading!

The Trail Tale is an adaptation of the StoryWalk® Project. 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.

If you are an organization or school and are interested in posting a StoryWalk® for a program, then please search our catalog to find the circulating kits of our past Trail Tales (sets of laminated and numbered storybook pages): Click Here.

May’s Trail Tale book is…

Hey, Wall / Oye, Muro

By/por Susan Verde

Illustrated by / Illustrado por John Parra

Translation by / Traducción de Alexis Romay

Armed with pencils, paints, dreams, and Abuela Addy’s memories of how beautiful the neighborhood once was, a boy and his neighbors paint the big wall that had been cold, empty, and cheerless. / Un niño crea un proyecto de art comunitario para embellecer su vecindario en este bello e inspirador libro de Susan Verde que ha sido hermosamente ilustrado por el galardonado artista John Parra.



April’s Trail Tale book is…


Spring Stinks

By Ryan T. Higgins

When cheerful Ruth the rabbit tries to share with grumpy Bruce the bear the wonderful smells of spring, they discover that spring stinks.