Kidoinfo Providence Story Time Returns to Burnside Park on Thursdays this Summer 2012!

[ 4 ] June 30, 2011 |
Please click here to see the 2013 Family Fun on the Plaza schedule.

Families bring a blanket and enjoy different weekly storytellers under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park in downtown Providence. Kidoinfo will feature at least one story each Thursday morning from a local Rhode Island author or illustrator (see list below).

Kidoinfo Providence Story Time
Burnside Park, Downtown Providence
Thursdays, July — August
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Storytime 07July 7th: Season Kickoff!
Illustrator Jen Corace reads her 5 Fave children’s books. Kidoinfo’s Anisa Raoof and author/illustrator Alison Paul read Jen Corace’s books and some new faves. Featured book: This Plus That, and sneak peak of Gibbous Mooney (not out yet!)
After Storytime: Lawn games and bubbles, and a special Burnside Park themed craft!

July 14th: Alison Paul will do and old-time radio foley show of Sunday Love along with read her book, The Crow plus share some related activities.
After Storytime: Lawn games and bubbles!

July 21: Featured storyteller: Len Cabral
After Storytime: Walking tour from Burnside Park to Roger Williams National Park with Ranger. Crafts in Roger Williams Park, followed by sprinkler time on the lawn!

July 28: Big Nazo Interactive Storytelling
After Storytime: BIG NAZO LAB in Burnside Park!

August 4th: Featured storyteller: Keith Munslow
After Storytime: Bubble Blast with the Providence Children’s Museum in Burnside Park!

August 11: Author and illustrator Grace Lin will read her favorite stories.
After Storytime: Art Garden with Andrew Oesch

August 18: Featured storyteller: Valerie Tutson
After Storytime: Walking tour from Burnside Park to Roger Williams National Memorial Park with Ranger. Special Junior Ranger activities in Roger Williams Park, followed by sprinkler time on the lawn!

August 25: Featured storyteller: Anisa Raoof, founder of Kidoinfo will lead a special storytime on the theme of raising community minded kids, highlighting stories that teach us about ways we can all be engaged with our community.
After Storytime: Have fun with Providence Children’s Museum.


– Weekly book swap. Donate a new or gently used book and pick out a “new to you” book from the “Leave a Book, Take a Book” bin!
– Free-play bubbles, chalk, and free face painting from Ratt Scallion Face Painting throughout the morning for the entertainment of all ages!
– Stay after Storytime and take part in special activities, games, walking tours and more! Different schedule each week.

Location: Under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park, Kennedy Plaza (Map it)
Rain/Heat location: Roots Café, Westminster Street, Providence, RI (Map it)
Parking: Metered street parking. Park in the mall parking lot. $1 for up to 3 hours. Or check for schedules.
Call 401-331-5544 ext 5
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free event



Story hours are a great way to discover new books with your child. Oftentimes kids love to hear their favorites over and over. Find them at the local library. When we want to a buy a copy for our own personal collection, we love to support local bookstores.

Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

Special Deal: Books on the Square will provide a 10% discount on EVERY book in the store during July & August if you mention Kidoinfo Providence Storytime!

Find details and full summer program listing at visit the Kennedy Plaza web site.

Category: books / stories, community news

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Elyse Major elyse says:

    i cannot resist the urge to send out a press release for this, too!

  2. Len Cabral says:

    Enjoyed sharing stories at Burnside Park on Thursday
    under the cooling of trees and a breeze. Good luck with the program.
    Len cabral

  3. Andrea Carvalho says:

    This is Andrea; we briefly met yesterday at Lippitt Park. My two boys and I attended Story Time at Burnside Park today (7/28) and had a wonderful time. The weather was beautiful! They especially enjoyed trying out the alien and robot costumes! Thank you for your labor of love–kidoinfo. Over the past year, my family have participated in so many memorable events thanks to the kidoinfo website. In fact, kidoinfo has become a household name for us.

    In the spirit of quality family time,


  4. Anisa Raoof Anisa Raoof says:

    Andrea – Your comment and kind words made my month! I am glowing.

    So glad you stopped me in the park and introduced yourself. And great that you were able to make it to storytime and enjoyed it! Hope to see you around town and possibly next storytime.

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