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  1. Family Literacy Bingo 2023

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    Cambridge families with children birth to 8  years – celebrate National Family Literacy Month this November by playing Family Literacy Bingo with your child. Talk, read, play, sing, tell stories and have fun together! Win a children’s book for getting 5 in a row!

    Print out an age-appropriate bingo board (one for birth to 3 years or one for 4-8 years ) or pick one up at the locations listed below.

    Birth to 3 years old-Bingo Board:

    Four to 8 years old-Bingo Board:

    Pick Up Locations:

    • Cambridge Public Library branches
    • Center for Families, 51 Inman Street

    How To Play:

    • Together with your child, pick a square, and do the activity
    • Mark the box with an “X” when finished
    • Mark 5 boxes in a row (top to bottom, left to right, or diagonally) to get Bingo
    • Take a photo of the board and send it in by text, email, or social media by November 30, 2023 to win a children’s book.
    • Want to do more? Complete the whole board to win a 2nd children’s book

    To win a book, send a photo of your Bingo by November 30:

    • Text: 617-475-0616 Email: FB or Instagram: @LetsTalkCambMA

    Questions? Call (617) 475-0616

    Brought to you by: Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge Public Schools/Title 1 & Home-Based Program, and Center for Families

  2. Family Literacy Fun Day 2023

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    Join us on Saturday, November 4th for the 24th Annual Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day, which kicks off National Family Literacy Month (November)!   

    This free event will take place at Cambridge City Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is open to all Cambridge families with children birth through grade 3.

    The event includes children’s activities, free books, and more! 

    Questions? Call or text 617-475-0616

    This event is sponsored by the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge Public Schools/Title I & Home-Based Program, and Center for Families.

  3. Book Bike Summer Party

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    Cambridge Book Bike is holding a summer party on Wednesday, August 9 from 5:30-7:00 at Clement Morgan Park!  Free children’s books, activities, and storytime. 

    Dinner provided by Summer Food Program. 

    Rain date is 8/10.

  4. Summer StoryWalk Series 2023

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    A StoryWalk is a children’s book hung page by page around a park in Cambridge where families can read, walk, and talk together. Find the 8 StoryWalks in parks around the city from July 15-August 20, 2023. Did you find one? Check it out and then take a photo and share it on Instagram and Facebook with #StoryWalkCamb.

    Questions? ? (617) 475-0616. Sponsored by Let’s Talk/Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families; programs of the Cambridge Public Health Department and Department of Human Service Programs.

  5. Cambridge Book Bike 2023

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    Move, Let’s Eat, Let’s Read!

    Cambridge Book Bike is back this year! The Book Bike will be at a different park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30-12:30 for 5 weeks. Cambridge children of all ages can pick a free book, do a craft, get a free lunch and hear stories read aloud.

    To stay up-to-date on schedule changes or rainouts, call 617-349-4038 or follow us on Facebook.

    The Book Bike supports healthy bodies and healthy minds by visiting some of the Cambridge parks that participate in the Summer Food Program, which provides free lunches to children under 18.  

    The goal of the Book Bike is to give all children access to books to build their home library for enjoyment and learning in the summer to help prevent “summer slide”. Meeting families in the park for stories and activities, the Book Bike models that reading is fun! The program provide a wide variety of titles, topics and languages so children can find a book they want to read.  Research has shown that children read more when they select the book.  For more information:

    Why we should let kids choose their own summer reading books

    Book Bike partners include: Liz Phipps-Soeiro, School Librarian, Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, Center for Families, and Cambridge Public Library. For more information check out the Book Bike website or contact Iris Lewis,, 617-475-0616.