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

This summer you may have seen storybook pages posted along the Riverfront Boardwalk. Now that the weather is getting colder, we have moved our Trail Tales to the windows of downtown businesses along Washington Street. Make sure you check out our most recent stories the next time you are visiting downtown Haverhill. The book starts at Keon’s and travels up Washington Street, then readers will need to cross the street and finish the story traveling back the way they came. The story finishes at Hans Garden. The numbered pages of the story are posted in the storefront’s windows.

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.

January’s Trail Tale book is…

The New LiBEARian

Written by Alison Donald

Illustrated by Alex Willmore

At story time, the children discover a bear at the librarian’s desk, and they think he’s the new librarian. A fun twist at the end rounds out this winsomely illustrated tale of a universal childhood experience–story time at the library–infused with magic.

If you have read our Downtown Trail Tale, please fill out this survey and you could win a copy of the book: https://forms.gle/DsJUqezJmnY5mUJ77