Cambridge Book Bike 2022

Let’s 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 from 12-1 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.

  • July 12: Fresh Pond Apartments Playground (Rindge Ave)
  • July 19: Hoyt Field (Gilmore St.)
  • July 26: Gold Star Mothers Park (Gore St.)
  • August 2: Danehy Park (near Universal Playground)
  • August 9: Greene-Rose Heritage Park (Harvard St.)

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

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 Jen Baily,, 617-800-9154.