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
July 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 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 CafÃ©, Westminster Street, Providence, RI (Map it)
Parking: Metered street parking. Park in the mall parking lot. $1 for up to 3 hours. Or check RIPTA.com 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:
- Books on the Square: 471 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
- Barrington Books – 184 County Rd. Barrington, RI, 02806
- Myopic Books – 5 South Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
- Symposium Books – 240 Westminster Street, Providence
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.