Spring Book Exchange (and DBFA Playground Crawl!) on May 5

Our second annual Spring Children’s Book Exchange is here and it is bigger and better than ever before! Bring your gently used children’s books to share and pick up new-to-you books from your friends and neighbors. We’ll have healthy snacks thanks to Eddie’s of Mount Vernon, chalk to draw, balls to play, craft activities and costumed story readers starting at 11:00am. Best of all – Baltimore Reads has donated over 100 books – boardbooks, picture books, pop-up books, poetry books and more – to share with Baltimore kids of all ages!

Children’s Park Spring Book Exchange
Sunday, May 5, 10:00am to 12:00pm – Playground crawl begins at 9:00am
Mt. Vernon Children’s Park – 801 North Calvert Street at Madison
RSVP on Facebook or e-mail Nicol Regan at nicolregan@gmail.com for more information.

The Mt. Vernon Children’s Park is a unique community playground with a sandbox, play equipment, and (in the hot days of summer) an interactive splash pad! Stop by and connect with Mount Vernon area families in the Midtown Baltimore Families Facebook group.

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Volunteer Meeting & Neighborhood Playdate on April 7

The Mt. Vernon Children’s Park recently won $3500 in grant funding from the Parks & People Foundation Partnership for Parks and Neighborhood Greening programs to undertake some exciting improvements including expanded plantings and new equipment for younger children. We’re also planning some fun family events for this spring and summer. Please join us for our first volunteer meeting of the year!

Volunteer Meeting & Neighborhood Playdate at the Mt. Vernon Children’s Park
Sunday, April 7, 9:30am to 11:00am
Meet at the Mt. Vernon Children’s Park – 801 North Calvert Street at Madison
RSVP on Facebook!

Join us for our first volunteer meeting of 2013 to discuss our recent Partnership for Parks Grant to install toddler friendly playground equipment, our 2nd Annual Children’s Book Exchange on May 5 and volunteer maintenance plans for the spring and summer. Children are welcome – we’ll have a balls and boxes of sidewalk chalk! Coffee will be provided.