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Promoting early literacy in the City of Boston

ReadBoston is the City’s only comprehensive early literacy program. It reaches Boston’s children at all points in their day, all year long. We set Boston's children on the path to reading success by providing resources to:

  • schools, childcare programs,
  • community-based organizations, and
  • families in low-income and new-immigrant communities.

StoryMobile 2024 is Here!

ReadBoston’s Storymobile is a one-of-a-kind summer program that brings a diverse group of professional storytellers and new books to children, ages 3-8, in every Boston neighborhood. Audiences are treated to an interactive storytelling experience and every child chooses a new, age-appropriate book to take home.

Providing free, high-quality literacy programming and access to new books during the summer is critical as a way to counteract a phenomenon known as the “Summer Slide.” Research shows that children who live in low-income communities are more likely to lose ground in reading over the summer than their higher-income peers. Studies show that children in low-income communities own an average of one book per 300 children while children in middle-class communities average 13 books per child (Wong, Alia. “Where Books Are All But Nonexistent.” The Atlantic. July 14, 2016).

ReadBoston/Lingzi Foundation

2024 Storymobile Schedule:

Copley Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

  • Tuesdays July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 at 11:30 a.m.

Codman Square Library - 690 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02124

  • Tuesdays July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 at 11:00 a.m.

East Boston Library - 365 Bremen Street, Boston, MA 02128

  • Wednesdays July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31 at 1:00 p.m.

Faneuil Library - 419 Faneuil Street, Boston, MA 02135

  • Tuesdays July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Honan Allston Library - 200 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02134

  • Thursdays July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1 at 1:15 p.m.

Jamaica Plain Library - 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

  • Wednesdays July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31 at 10:30 a.m.

West Roxbury Library - 1961 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

  • Mondays July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Oliver Perry School - 745 E Seventh Street, South Boston, MA 02127

  • Wednesdays July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31 at 11:30 a.m.

Haynes Early Education Center - 263 Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119

  • Wednesdays July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31 at 10:00 a.m.

View the 2024 Storymobile flyer

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