Garfield Park Outdoor Storytime

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join Billie Harris as she reads some of our favorite children’s books in local playgrounds this summer. In celebration of our 50th anniversary last year, Bookshop commissioned three “artful reading benches” to create reading spots for children in our local parks. This summer we hope to bring reading to life with a series of outdoor storytimes, one at each bench, and to continue to gather with friends and neighbors in our local parks.

This outdoor storytime will take place at the reading bench in Garfield Park, Wednesday, July 19th, 10:00–11:00am. All are welcome to this free outdoor storytime!

Designed by local artist Denise Davidson, this bench was officially dedicated to the City of Santa Cruz with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Garfield Park on Septemeber 22, 2016.

Billie Harris loves reading stories to children. She did so on a weekly basis through her Saturday morning radio show on KUSP where she read children’s stories from 1976–2005 and as the storytime reader for Capitola Book Café for many years. An actress with both Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Cabrillo Stage, Billie combines her theatrical training, soothing voice and love for children to create a memorable storytelling experience for all ages. 


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