Downtown Madison StoryWalk®

Explore downtown Madison while practicing active reading with the whole family on the Downtown Madison StoryWalk®!

Madison’s Central Business Improvement District is excited to bring this safe, fun, and innovative reading program to our downtown community throughout the year. Each quarter a new story will be displayed in downtown for a period of time.

Our StoryWalk® book is: 'Everybunny Dance!' words and illustrations by Ellie Sandall

Hop into Spring with us with this fun book!

RSVP on Facebook HERE.


Pair the story with these fun activities!
Bring the story to life and practice active reading along the way with these prompts: click here!

We LOVE spring, how about you? Celebrate spring and take the fun home with this fun craft activity! OR try making your own hopping bunny friends here!

Giveaway

Post your craft or a clip of you dancing and playing music with the bunnies and tag us on social media after for your chance to win a copy of the book! Tag us on Facebook as @DowntownMadison and on Instagram as @VisitDowntownMadison.

About Our Partner

Created in collaboration with Madison Reading Project! The Madison Reading Project connects our community with free books and literacy resources that ignite a love for reading and affirm and reflect the diversity of young readers. MRP recently partnered with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! This program is now available for all children age birth to five who reside in Dane County. You can register your children here so that they receive free books delivered to your home.


How To StoryWalk®

To read the story in order, we recommend folks start at the Downtown Madison Visitor Center at 452 State St. Families will walk up State St from there and make their way around the Capitol Square to Madison Children's Museum, the final location of the story. The stops for the story are labeled in numerical order on the map below.

Having a StoryWalk® Adventure is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Download the reading prompts pdf click here!
  2. Head downtown and find the first page - located at 452 State St.
  3. Read the pages with your little one and ask them a question from the prompts - at the first stop you could ask them to count the number of bunnies with spots.
  4. Find the next set of pages and use another prompt or head to the next set of pages. At the second stop you could ask your little one to show you how they thinks bunnies dance!
  5. Repeat #4 until you reach the end!

There are 15 stops in total. It is all walkable, though, some friends way want to take breaks along the way. Luckily, there's many fun places to stop along the way and great options for lunch or snack too!


Downtown Madison StoryWalk® Map

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. Learn more here

Dates

  • March 20: Book Announcement
  • March 25: StoryWalk® posted in participating storefronts
  • April 25: StoryWalk® ends