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About the Harvard COOP for Kids

Inside this mecca of academia, parents will find a hidden gem just for kids: 'The Coop for Kids' features an entire department of children's books, collections and activities.

Unless otherwise noted, COOP for Kids events are held in the Lower Level of the Harvard Square Book Building, and are free and open to the public. (Plus, it is one of the few places in Cambridge that has a public bathroom. Ask for a key to enter. There are changing tables in both the ladies' and men's rooms.)

In addition to books, you'll find a table and benches, with crayons and scrap paper on hand - a terrific activity for budding young artists.

Story & Craft Hours:
The Coop for Kids has two story times during the week. On Tuesdays at 11am, preschoolers are invited to hear a selection of engaging stories. New parents are encouraged to bring their babies along to join in the fun; it's a great spot to meet other parents and make new friends.

Story & Crafts Hours
Join the COOP for Kids every Tuesday for their pre-school story time.
Tuesdays at 11:00am

On Saturdays at 11am, children under 7 can participate in the story and craft hour. Stories and crafts often tie in with seasonal themes, like Flag Day, Valentine's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Refreshments (cookies and juice) are offered at both story times. Story hours are free and open to the public. For more information, please call (617) 499-2000.