Storywalks and Storytrails


Walk to your Library

Our library doors are open and we’re so excited to welcome you in! To make your trip to choose some brilliant books even more exciting, we’ve worked with the fantastic illustrator Stephen Waterhouse to create a walk to the library storywalk sheet!

Download and print at home or pick up a copy in your local library.

Walk to your Library storywalk sheet in colour

Walk to your Library storywalk sheet in black and white

Image of book family walking to the library

Tidy Storytrails

“Deep in the forest lived a badger called Pete.  Who tidied and cleaned and kept everything neat.”

Pete likes everything to be neat and tidy— but sometimes it’s good to know when to stop.  Emily Gravett’s fresh and funny ’Tidy’ is the inspiration for our summer storytrails, which will be held in parks across Kirklees this summer.

Drop in between 10am and 2pm to pick up a collecting sheet and search for the illustrations hidden around the park.

Thursday 29th July, Norman Park, Birkby, Huddersfield – find us by the swings

Friday 6th August, Wilton Park, Batley – find us near the cafe

Monday 9th August, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield – find us in the Bandstand

Wednesday 18th August, Dewsbury Country Park – find us near the Park Road main entrance

Wednesday 25th August, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield – find us in the Bandstand

Thursday 2nd September, Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury – find us by the old museum

To help us keep everyone safe, if you or a member of your household has or begins to display symptoms of COVID-19, please do not take part.

Please check our social media if the weather is bad as we may need to adjust the length of time we are in the park. 

Image of the cover of Emily Gravett's book Tidy

If you’re an early years provider, or a 50 things to do before you’re 5 app user, you might like to use this fabulous activity to tick off number 27 Little People Park Keeper or number 10 Sharing Books.

Logo for 50 Things to do before you're 5, number 27 Little People Park Keeper


We chose Claire Freedman and Ben Cort’s fantastic rhyming story about cheeky aliens for our very first #storyw@lk, a fun reading activity to enjoy at home during lockdown.

Find out more about our Aliens Love Underpants @storyw@lk

Image of the front cover of Aliens Love Underpants