Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Children's Reading at the Red Canoe

As posted in the Baltimore Sun's B'more Green

During summer months off from school, many students don't pick up a book. Worse, many sit inside and watch TV or play video games. But a new program called Park Reads that begins this month has the kids both reading and going outside. The kids come from Belair-Edison and Lauraville will read outdoor-related books in Herring Run Park, a 375-acre expanse in northern Baltimore. They will also get in on some park activities related to the books. The program is sponsored by the Parks & People Foundation, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe in Lauraville. Nicole Selhorst, the bookstore-cafe owner, says the goal is to get kids reading, learing and thinking about caring for nature. They'll read books such as Hoot, an ecological mystery revolving around endangered miniature owls, Hatchet, about wilderness survival, and Bridge to Terabithia, about friendship in a shady forest. For more information about the program click here, contact Nicole Selhorst at Red Canoe at 410-444-4440 or go to

Red Canoe
4337 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214