Announcing a New Family Literacy Program Featuring Community-led Multilingual Storytimes

Reading, MA— In March, The Reading Public Library launches Hello, Neighbor! a family literacy series created to celebrate the diverse cultures and languages found throughout Reading.

Hello, Neighbor! events are scheduled throughout the spring with a range of programs such as multilingual storytimes on Saturdays, creating video welcome messages, a Braille Storywalk, and more. Reflecting the variety of cultures found in Reading, we’re thrilled to have 12 volunteer community members as guest readers at our multilingual storytimes, including Town Manager, Fidel Maltez. Events carry on through April, wrapping up with Día, a Book Day-Children’s Day on April 29 ( This special day will feature a unique Family Recording Studio and Indigenous Storytime with Thomas Green, of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag. Join us to celebrate children, families, culture, and stories! We hope you enjoy getting to know your neighbors!

For more information and to register, visit the library’s online calendar,, watch our social media feeds, stop by, or call.

The Reading Public Library is committed to evolving together to strengthen communication, equity, collaboration, and learning in our community. Our mission is to be a center and resource for learning and civic engagement. We provide a place and platform of, by, and for the people who can benefit as individuals as well as contribute to the well-being of the community. We work to achieve these goals and commitments by focusing on education, equity, accountability, and access.

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