Summer Reading 2017 Kick-Off


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Cambridge Public Library to Launch 2017 Summer Reading Program with Children’s March from Main Library to Central Square Branch on June 30th


CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 19, 2017 – The Cambridge Public Library is excited to announce the kick-off to their summer reading program. On June 30, 2017 there will be a children’s march from the Main Library Children’s Room to the Central Square Branch. The march supports the national summer reading theme of “Build a Better World” developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). The program will be facilitated by the non-profit group, Wee the People, a Boston-based social justice organization for kids ages 4-12.

Activities will start at 2:00 PM in the children’s room and will include thematic stories and sign making, followed by the march accompanied by BABAM (Boston Area Brigade of Activist Musicians) Honk Band. All activities will be grouped by age for easier participation. The program theme will encourage children to explore the concept of freedom and building a better world.

“We’re so thrilled to allow children and families an opportunity to engage in both summer reading and making their world a better place,” said Julie Roach, Manager of Youth Services. “I can’t imagine a better way to launch summer reading this year.”

The Cambridge Public Library summer reading program challenges children to set their own reading goals and to read toward them over the course of their summer with incentive prizes. Children who reach their goal will receive a certificate from their CPL children’s librarian. Parents and children can pick up a full list of summer reading activities at any branch of the library system.

Summer reading is sponsored by The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library and East Cambridge Savings Bank. To find out more information about the Cambridge Public Library’s summer reading plans call 617-349-4038. The rain date for the march is July 7, 2017.

About the Cambridge Public Library: 

The Cambridge Public Library opened in 1889 and serves the community of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It provides free access to information for over 100,000 Cambridge citizens and provides an engaging community space for innovative events and programming to serve its patrons.

About Wee the People:

Wee The People is a Boston-based social justice organization for kids ages 4-12. Wee organizes workshops and events that explore activism, protest and social action through the visual and performing arts.

Media Contact:

Zoe Del Mar, Communications Manager, Cambridge Public Library

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