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 (pink) or the sidewalk near Haverhill Bank (purple). The approximate coordinates are 42.773606962509234, -71.0803020271421.

Scan the QR code at the end of the trail to be entered into a raffle for a copy of the book. We will be putting up new stories every few weeks. 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.

May’s Trail Tale book is…

Harrison P. Spader, Personal Space Invader

Written by Christianne Jones

Illustrated by Cale Atkinson

Harrison P. Spader sat a little too close. Shook hands a little too long. High-fived a little too hard. And hugged a little too much. Harrison P. Spader was a personal space invader. But that all changes when he learns the Space Saver rhyme: Arms out front, then out real wide. Now place your arms back by your sides. A great story about personal space and distance for any time!

If you have read our Boardwalk Trail Tale, please fill out this survey and you could win a copy of the book:

April’s Trail Tale book was… La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niños (9780399251573): Elya, Susan Middleton, Martinez-Neal, Juana: Books

La Madre Goose

Written by Susan Middleton Elya

Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

This is a bilingual (English and Spanish) nursery rhyme book. April is National Poetry Month, so why not celebrate with these short poems, perfect for little listeners!

If you have read our Boardwalk Trail Tale, please fill out this survey and you could win a copy of the book:



Past Stories


October – Mid November         Mid Nov – December 10th           December 11th – January 7th          January 8th – February 3rd

All Through My Town                  The Thank You Book              Over the River & Through the Wood           William’s Winter Nap

by Jean Reidy                                by Mary Lyn Ray                           by Linda Ashman                                  by Linda Ashman


I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books): Verde, Susan, Reynolds, Peter H.: 9781419737268: Books             Bear about Town/Oso En La Ciudad (Bilingual English/Spanish) (Multilingual Edition) (The Bear Series) (Spanish and English Edition): Stella Blackstone, Debbie Harter: 9781846863776: Books Bear in a Square/Oso en un Cuadrado (Spanish Edition) (Fun First Steps) (Spanish and English Edition) (9781846863875): Stella Blackstone, Debbie Harter: Books

February 11th – March 3rd                      March 11th – April 8th

I Am Love                                                “Bear About Town / Oso en la Ciudad” AND “Bear in the Square / Oso en un Cuadrado”

by Susan Verde                                         by Stella Blackstone