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ReadBoston - stories for families w/Norah Dooley

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ReadBoston - stories for families w/Norah Dooley

Time: July 25, 2014 at 10am to July 30, 2014 at 2pm
Location: Greater Boston
Street: everywhere kids gather to play and imagine
City/Town: Boston
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Event Type: storytelling, storymobile, storytellers, family, readboston
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2014

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I am delighted to return to the streets and playgrounds of Boston this summer in my 16th year with STORYMOBILE an exciting summer literacy initiative which sends several live storytellers to cover 80 sites each week for 6 weeks every summer. I am delighted to be one of this company. 

ReadBoston is Mayor Walsh's early literacy program, reaching Boston's children at all points in their day, all year long. Founded by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1995 to address low literacy levels among Boston's youth, ReadBoston has since grown into a city-wide leader in the field of early literacy.


ReadBoston is the city’s only comprehensive early literacy
program, reaching children  at all points in their day, all
year long. They provide schools, after school programs, early
childhood centers, summer  programs and families with
the resources they need to set Boston’s children on the path to
reading success. Outside of school, ReadBoston focuses effort to integrate literacy into after school programs and provides children with free books and fun storytellings during the summer. 

Free and open to the public, children listen to stories and then get to choose a free book.

Here are my dates and I have attached the pdf of the full schedule here. The program starts on July 7th.  

More details on my programs, soon. 

July 25 Fri 10am Egleston YMCA- 11:15am Crispus Attucks 1:15am Roxbury Tenants of Harvard

July 28 Mon 10am So. End Head Start- 11:15am United So. End Settlements  1:15am Tobin CC

July 29 Tue 10am East Boston Stadium - 11:15am Little Folks Day Care  1:15am East Boston YMCA Ashley Street

July 30 Wed 10am Horizons JP- 11:15am Nazareth DayCare JP 1:15am Marcella Park, Roxbury

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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