Cambridge Book Bike

By Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, Center for Families, and Cambridge Public Library

Book Bike visits 10 parks near you to give away free books and run activities during the summer for Cambridge children of all ages, in conjunction with DHSP's Summer Food program.

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.: Tuesday, July 11 11:30am – 12:30pm; Thursday, July 13 11:30am – 12:30pm; Tuesday, July 18 11:30am – 12:30pm; Thursday, July 20 11:30am – 12:30pm; Tuesday, July 25 11:30am – 12:30pm; Thursday, July 27 11:30am – 12:30pm; Tuesday, August 1 11:30am – 12:30pm; Thursday, August 3 11:30am – 12:30pm; Tuesday, August 8 11:30am – 12:30pm; Wednesday, August 9 5:30pm – 7pm; and Thursday, August 10 11:30am – 12:30pm.

Ages: Pre-natal to 18.

All grades.

Cambridge residents only.

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Iris Lewis
Pathways to Family Success Coordinator

For cancellation due to weather or other circumstances, check our Facebook page or call 617-349-4038

No application or registration needed.



  • In-person only.

Greene-Rose Heritage Park

155 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

The Port
Gold Star Mothers Park (Gore Street Park)

123 Gore Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

East Cambridge
Danehy Park

99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

Neighborhood 9 and North Cambridge
Donnelly Field

At York Street & Berkshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

The Port and Wellington Harrington
Fresh Pond Apartments

364 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

North Cambridge
Sennott Park

310 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

The Port
Glacken Field

635 Huron Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

North Cambridge
Hoyt Field

12 Gilmore Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Timothy Toomey Park

71 Rogers St
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

East Cambridge
Clement G. Morgan Park

60 Columbia Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

The Port

Each week happens at a different location:

  • 07/11 = Greene-Rose Heritage Park (Harvard St)
  • 07/13 = Gold Star Mothers Park (Gore St)
  • 07/18 = Danehy Park (near Universal Playground)
  • 07/20 = Donnelly Field (York St. & Berkshire)
  • 07/25 = Fresh Pond Apartments Playground (Rindge Ave)
  • 07/27 = Sennott Park (Broadway)
  • 08/01 = Glacken Field (Huron Ave)
  • 08/03 = Hoyt Field (Gilmore St)
  • 08/08 = Timothy J Toomey, Jr. Park (Rogers St.)
  • 08/09 = Clement Morgan Park (Columbia St.)
  • 08/10 = (Danehy Park (near Universal Playground)

Additional information

This year we will be at various parks from from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children and families can pick their own book to take home from a wide selection of books, do a fun craft activity and hear stories read aloud. The Book Bike encourages summer reading by modeling that reading is fun!

We will also host a culminating event at the end of summer at Clement Morgan Park (August 9th, 5:30-7:00 PM).

Cambridge Book Bike 2023 Flyer.