Madison Public Library is celebrating Walk-tober to motivate people to get out and walk for transportation and for health during the month of October. Walking is a great way to boost physical and mental well-being while also being environmentally friendly.
We've created a great reading list, full of books perfect for walking or to enjoy on days when you'd rather stay indoors. SEE THE READING LIST!
In addition to the book recommendations on the list, we've got great guides to help you explore Madison or Wisconsin:
- Books about Hiking in Wisconsin
- Books about Walking in Wisconsin
- Fiction Books about Walking for All Ages
- Fiction Books about Hiking for All Ages
Walk, roll or wheel to the library in October to pick up:
- "I Walked to the Library" and "I Rolled to the Library" stickers
- An alphabet hunt notebook to keep track of all of the different letters that you see on your walk-- on signs, in nature (do those two branches look like a letter “T”? Or how about that mailbox that looks like a letter D taking a nap?) or even just pointing out things you see that start with each letter (“S is for street sign!”)
This month-long event offers a handful of planned and independent opportunities:
- a reading list
- activities you can do on your own or with your own household
Walk-tober is led by Traffic Engineering in partnership with Madison Parks, Madison Public Library, Greater Madison MPO, Healthy Kids Collaborative of Dane County, Downtown Madison Inc, Madison’s Central Business Improvement District and the Dairyland Walkers.
Visit Walk-tober for all the details. This is your chance to get out and experience Madison by foot or by wheel and get to know your neighborhood and city!