Where to Find StoryWalks in Magnolia (Summer 2023)

Reading and walking and sunshine 📚🚶‍♀️🌞

📸: A page from “Finding My Dance,” featured in the Magnolia StoryWalks

📅 July 8th – August 31st
⏰ Various times (See below)
📍Five locations in Magnolia (See below)

Though we’re entering summer’s later months, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the weather with your kiddos near home.

If you’re in Magnolia, Seattle Public Library has organized “StoryWalks” throughout the neighborhood during July and August. For each of these walks, pages of a children’s book are scanned and attached to a post to create an outdoor reading experience. The posts are then staked along a path near each “storybook site” so that children and families can enjoy nature while reading every book at their own pace. 

This edition of StoryWalk centers around five sites in Magnolia: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, the Discovery Park Visitor Center, SPL’s Magnolia location, the Magnolia Community Center, and the Magnolia Farmers Market

Daybreak Star preschool teachers chose the selection, selecting Indigenous authors for every pick. Titles include:

The books rotate locations every week, and each one has different hours. Here’s how it breaks down, with directions from SPL:

📍 Daybreak Star Indian Culture Center: 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle
“The StoryWalk is installed at a pond near Daybreak Star; take the gravel trail from Bernie Whitebear’s garden and look for the StoryWalk® around the pond.”
⏰ Available Mondays through Fridays, 10 am to 4 pm
📅 Until August 31st 

📍 The Discovery Park Visitor Center: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle
“The Discover Park Visitor Center is hosting a StoryWalk at the playground by the Visitor Center. Take the trail to the left, as you face the Visitor Center, and continue past the pickleball courts to the playground.”
⏰ Available daily from 9 am to 5 pm
📅 Until August 31st 

📍 Magnolia Branch of The Seattle Public Library: 2801 34th Ave W, Seattle
“Look for the StoryWalk outside the branch along the wall facing the parking lot, and follow it to the backyard.”
⏰ Available Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8 pm
📅 Until August 31st 

📍 Magnolia Community Center: 2550 34th Ave W, Seattle
“The StoryWalk® will be installed at the playground by the community center on Saturdays for visitors to enjoy.”
⏰ Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm
📅 Until August 31st 

📍 Magnolia Farmers Market in Magnolia Village: McGraw St & 33rd Ave W, Seattle
“Look for the StoryWalk at the southwest intersection of McGraw and 32nd Ave W during farmers market hours.”
⏰ Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm
📅 Until August 31st 


An author pic of Jas Keimig. They have blue braids.

Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.