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This spring, the Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation is bringing our StoryWalk® to the Fairfield Hills campus in Newtown, CT.

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.  The goal of the program is to promote literacy, entertain families and provide a safe, socially distanced activity for the community during these difficult times.

On April 10th-18th, 2021, you and your family can follow along with Charlotte’s story, as she embarks on adventures and learns to love to read, in the children’s book “Good Dogs, Great Listeners.

This self-directed walk can be done on your own time, at your own pace, on the woodland trail in Fairfield Hills over the 10-day period.

Parking is available at the public lot off of Mile Hill Drive near Cochran House on Fairfield hill Campus. Once parked, walk past the baseball fields to begin your StoryWalk.

StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

  • We have created a discussion guide for you to use to engage with your child and spark their imagination.
  • Click here to make a donation.
  • For your chance to win a free book, tag us in your StoryWalk photos on social media: #CHBstorywak #CHBFoundation
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  • To buy your own copy of Good Dogs, Great Listeners, click here.


Headshot: Laura Shulman Cordeira

Laura Shulman Cordeira

Laura has dedicated her career to supporting people at difficult times in their lives. While serving as the Director of Volunteer Services at a local hospice agency, Laura met Dan & Lindie Bacon, who regaled her with stories of Charlotte and introduced her to the foundation.