Story experience combines a love of reading, movement, and the outdoors
We are pleased to introduce the first permanent story trails in Knox County.
Installed along accessible paths in local parks, each unique story and setting encourages a love of reading, imagination, movement, and the outdoors as readers move from panel to panel (like a page in a book) as they read and talk about a story.
Where to find Storybook Trails:
With permanent Storybook Trails, storytime is anytime! Families, students, and groups are welcome to visit Storybook Trails during all park hours, rain or shine.
Story panels will rotate seasonally so visitors can continue to have new story experiences. Prompts on some panels encourage readers to think, move, and interact with nature or each other!
Have you visited a Storybook Trail?
Please tell us about your recent experience visiting a Knox County Public Library Storybook Trail.
For ADA accommodations, please call (865) 215-8703 or send your request to email@example.com 72 hours in advance of your visit.
Thank you to our Storybook Trail partners
Knox County Public Library Storybook Trails are made possible by a number of generous partners and community supporters.
Special thanks to City of Knoxville Council Members (Fugate, Parker, Roberto, Testerman, Thomas), City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation, City of Knoxville Public Service, Knox County Parks and Recreation.
From voices tall as a tree, to voices small as a bee, all it takes is confidence and a belief in the goodness of others to change the world. This lyrical story shows readers that EVERY voice counts!
Find My Voice Is a Trumpet in the catalog
Forget your shoes. Follow your toes. Never be tame. RUN WILD! This celebration of the joy of being outdoors features a child who abandons his digital device in favor of joining a friend outside.
Find Run Wild in the catalog