The Mayor and Jen Corace kick-off the first Kidoinfo Providence Storytime!

[ 4 ] July 9, 2010 |

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.Storytime 01

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!

Click here for the Story Time schedule of events. And for more information about weekly programming, visit the Greater Kennedy Plaza website.

Photo Credit: Michael Christofaro

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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. calendar katy says:

    the children are so attentive! no one looks sweaty, hot, or unhappy. what a beautiful event!

  2. Elyse Major elyse says:

    sorry we couldn’t make it — looks like a great time. big kudos to kidoinfo!

  3. I personally couldn’t make it but Pascal’s pre-school went and loved it! Thanks Anisa, for making this great event happen!

  4. Marcia M. Fowler Marcia says:

    This Tuesday’s (13th) story time was wonderful! Lots of stories, cute kids, free snacks, book swap, raffle, and a cool breeze. Thanks to the Prov. librarian for sharing books with us.

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