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ReadBoston - stories for families w/Norah Dooley

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ReadBoston - stories for families w/Norah Dooley

Time: August 1, 2014 at 10am to August 15, 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: Aug 4, 2014

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Event Description

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

August 1 Fri 10am Mattapan Head Start 11:15am Boston Nature Center 1:15pm Mildred Ave. CC Mattapan

August 4 Mon  11:15 Mattapan Library 1:15 Perkins CC Mattapan

August 5 Tue 10 Geneva Ave Head Start 11:15 Codman Sq. Library 1:15 Elmhurst Park Dorchester

August 6 Wed 10 Wellesly Child Care 11:15 Lower Mills Library 1:15 Leahy Halloran CC Dorchester

August 7 Thur  10 Roxbury Y 11:15 12th Baptist PreSchool 1:15 Sr. Mary Hart@ St. Katherine Drexel

August 8 Fri 10 Fallon Field 11:15  SouthSide Head Start 1:15 Roslindale CC

August 13 Wed 10 Yawkey Center11:15 Grove Hall Library 1:15 Franklin Park Tenants  Dorchester

August 14 Thur 10 Learning Lab, Jamaica Plain 11:15 Connolly Library 12:45 Paige Academy, Roxbury

August 15 Fri 10 Childrens Quarters 11:15 JFK Family Services 1:15 Charlestown Library

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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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