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“The Little Engine that Could” Noyes StoryWalk®

September 10 - October 10

The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents the 90th anniversary edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, with new illustrations by Dan Santat, as the eighth free Noyes StoryWalk®. Families are invited to read the book on posted signs as they stroll through Reinhardt Park (10400 Armory Ave., Kensington, MD). The Little Engine That Could Noyes StoryWalk® will run from Sept. 10 to Oct. 10, 2021.

Piper’s classic tale of persistence is fitting for these pandemic times, and the train theme continues to delight people of all ages. During the first weekend of the Noyes StoryWalk®, visitors can also check out the popular Kensington Train Show, which features model trains and more. The Train Show, less than a block from Reinhardt Park, will be open for visitors on Sept. 11 and 12, 2021, at Kensington Town Hall (3710 Mitchell St., Kensington MD). More info on the train show, including admission prices, is at

StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson.

StoryWalk® is an innovative way for children and families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Past Noyes StoryWalks® have included: The Mitten, by Jan Brett, displayed on store windows in Kensington; The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, displayed at Kensington’s Warner Circle Park in both English and Spanish; Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea, by Meena Harris, displayed at Clum-Kennedy Park in Kensington; Rainbow Weaver by Linda Marshall, displayed at Capitol View-Homewood Park in Kensington, MD; Cecily Cicada by Kita Helmetag Murdock and Patsy Helmetag, displayed at Clum-Kennedy Park in Kensington, MD; and 10 Hidden Heroes by Mark Shriver, presented at Warner Circle Park in Kensington; and ¡Olinguito!, but Lulu Delacre, at Wheaton Local Park in Wheaton, MD.  StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson. Read all about the StoryWalk® movement 


September 10
October 10
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Noyes Children’s Library Foundation


Reinhardt Park
10400 Armory Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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