I just heard, from a librarian friend, about a great program in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Book Bike. Librarians ride around on bikes loaded with books and park in a designated park at a designated time to give kids free books. Their logo is:
Delivering books and a love of reading in Cambridge, ma.
All children in Cambridge will have access to quality literature to build home libraries for enjoyment and learning outside of the academic year.
- The Book Bike supports healthy bodies and healthy minds by visiting many of the Cambridge parks that participate in the Summer Food Program.
- Meeting families in the park for stories and activities, the Book Bike models that reading is fun!
- The program empowers children of all ages to choose their own free book, selected by literacy professionals to encourage reading in summer months. Books include a wide variety of titles, topics and languages.
- The Book Bike connects families to other programs that support summer reading in Cambridge including the local public library.
What can be better – to combine exercise (at least for the librarians) and book reading, as well as being in a park on a beautiful sunny day. (And food and snacks provided)
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