Despite the heat, we had a great turnout on Tuesday at Burnside Park for the first Kidoinfo Providence Storytime. Thank you to Jennifer Smith and Deb Dormody of Greater Kennedy Plaza and the City Providence for supporting this event! I enjoyed sharing my sons’ copy of Little Pea and meeting the illustrator Jen Corace.
Here’s a recap below in this weeks edition of Mayor Cicilline’s Providence City News:
Mayor David N. Cicilline and Greater Kennedy Plaza partners are pleased to announce KidoInfo Providence Storytime in Burnside Park! This week, the Mayor joined Anisa Raoof (publisher of Kidoinfo) and Jen Corace (illustrator of Little Pea, Little Oink, and Little Hoot, Mathilda and the Orange Balloon).
“KidoInfo Providence Storytime is the latest event in the summer initiative designed to foster a lively, fun atmosphere in the heart of our City,” said Mayor Cicilline. “I couldn’t be more delighted that this effort introduces the joy of reading to children of all ages, and at the same time promotes Creative Capital artists like Jen Corace.”
The Kidoinfo Providence Storytime is an all ages storyhour held outdoors in Burnside Park downtown every Tuesday from 10am – 11am throughout July and August. Families bring a blanket and enjoy different weekly storytellers near the fountain in Burnside Park.
Kidoinfo (the popular parent guide) will feature books from local Rhode Island authors and illustrators each week this season. Guest authors, illustrators, storytellers and performers will make books come alive for families and children. Local businesses and organizations such as Books on the Square and the Providence Community Libraries and Providence Public Library will also be participating, making this a rich community event!
Photo Credit: Michael Christofaro