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Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th

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The -Little Bookworms story time provides an age appropriate activity that fosters a sense of responsibility and compassion in our youngest visitors. We invite our community's youngest animal lovers to join us with their adult counterparts for weekly story time. During the hour-long session, we read stories, sing songs and play games, all with an animal theme. We bring at least one adoptable animal into the room to visit and are happy to answer questions about caring for each type of animal.

What's Needed To Complete

A toddler who enjoys animals, story time and other children.

Special Requirements

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

How It Makes A Difference

There is a fee of $5 per child (cash only, please).  100% of proceeds goes to support the animals and the programs at the MSPCA Animal Adoption Center.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site


Advanced registration is NOT required. If you are interested in arranging an alternative story time session to accommodate a large group, such as a preschool or kindergarten class, please register by emailing Please include a phone number where you can be reached. If you plan to drive, The Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center Education Room has its own entrance at the back of the MSPCA building. To get to the entrance drive past the first parking lot on your right when you enter the driveway. Follow the driveway until it ends and bear left. Continue past the first set of double doors to the Angell Animal Medical Center and past the second set of double doors which is the main adoption center entrance. Take a left at the end of the parking lot and you will see a set of gray stairs and railing leading up to the Education Room entrance.  We use this room for other activities in the mornings, so unfortunately we cannot open the doors sooner. If your child becomes disruptive, please excuse yourselves for the benefit of the group and the animals. The stories we read include fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.  Many have been awarded the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, which honors books that promote the humane ethic of compassion and respect for all living things.  If you have a great book in mind for the -Little Bookworms story time, please share it with us! Please email any questions about the program to

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