Kids Books to Go

Valente Branch Library

Cambridge, MA, August 6 – The next event of Kids Books to Go, a new initiative launched by the Cambridge Public Library to help young people in Cambridge access physical library books this summer, will take place on Saturday, August 8, from 1-4 p.m., outside the Valente Branch, at 826 Cambridge Street. Since its inception in July 2020, 665 bags containing 3-5 books each have been distributed to 1,091 community members at events held in library branch locations. The program’s success was highlighted by Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf on July 30, 2020. Additional Kids Books to Go events are scheduled for the following locations:

  • Wednesday, August 12, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., at the Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl Street
  • Wednesday, August 19, from 12-3 p.m., at the Boudreau Branch, 245 Concord Avenue
  • Monday, August 24, from 2-5 p.m., at the Collins Branch, 64 Aberdeen Avenue
  • Friday, August 28, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., at the O’Connell Branch, 48 Sixth Street

At Kids Books to Go pop-up events, youth and families may borrow bags of library books for kids and teens without having to make an appointment or place catalog requests. Title selections will be curated by Cambridge Public Library children's librarians.

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