Cambridge Book Bike!


Let’s Move, Let’s Eat, Let’s Read!

Cambridge Book Bike is ready for it’s second year! With the addition of a second bike (thanks Kids Council!) the Book Bike will be at 5 parks from June 29th to August 14th, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.  Children of all ages can pick a book, do a craft and hear stories read aloud.

Mondays: Greene-Rose Heritage Park (Harvard St.)
Wednesdays: Hoyt Field (Gilmore St.)
Thursdays: Danehy Park (Sherman St.)
Fridays: Gold Star Mothers Park (Gore St.)-starts July 10
Fridays: Russell Field (Rindge Ave)-starts July 10

Book Bike Schedule

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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

Why Do Poor Students Lag Behind Rich Students in Reading Development

The Book Bike supports healthy bodies and healthy minds by visiting many of the Cambridge parks that participate in the Summer Food Program, which provides free lunches to children under 18. Free lunch is available at all the Book Bike parks except for Russell Field.  Summer Food Schedule: Summer Meals Program

Book Bike partners include: Liz Phipps-Soeiro, Elementary School Librarian, Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, Center for Families, and Cambridge Public LibraryFor more information check out the Book Bike website or contact Jen Baily, AFC Literacy Coordinator,, 617-665-3812