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

Taking Time Storywalks

“Taking time to listen to a bird’s song on the breeze.
Taking time to gather up the blossom dancing free.
Taking time to imagine the deep sounds of the sea.
Taking time to cherish you . . . and cherish me.”

Jo Loring-Fisher’s beautiful picture book Taking Time is the inspiration for our half-term storywalks. Children and their families are invited to share the story with us in the library before setting off together to find the illustrations.

Most suitable for families with children under 8. Please book a free ticket for each person at

Tuesday 31st May, 10.30am at Lindley Library or Mirfield Library

Saturday 11th June, 11am at Denby Dale Library as part of the 5 year anniversary celebrations

To help us keep everyone safe, if you’re not feeling well, please do not take part. You can release your tickets for other families by emailing

Please check our social media if the weather is bad as we may need to adjust the activity. 

Image of the front cover of the book Taking Time. Barefoot girl in yellow dress on beach listening to the sound in a shell.

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 10 Sharing Books.

50 Things to do before you're 5 image of grandfather reading book with toddler