EPIC's Storytime at Canalside


For Questions or Comments: 

Jamie Rackl 

Director of Family Engagement and Professional Development

1000 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14202


[email protected]


For Immediate Release 




EPIC with support from M&T Bank, The Children's Foundation of Erie County, and The IP Foundation will be returning to Canalside for Storytime this summer. 

Storytime at Canalside will kick off on Wednesday June 26th from 11 am to 1 pm and will run every Wednesday through August 28th meeting from 11 am to 1 pm. 

Themes include

June 26 - Safe Summer Kick Off

July 3 - Independence Day Celebration

July 10 - Fantastic Foods for You

July 17 - Awesome Animals

July 24 - Fit & Fun

July 31 - Summer STEM

August 7 -Let's Build Something

August 14 - Art and Music Celebration

August 21 - Super Heroes Help Others

August 28 - Back to School Success

Storytime is a FREE family literacy event that focuses on learning, healthy living, and fun! Children and caretakers will listen to a specially selected story told by a guest reader and then engage in crafts, reading and math activities, and active play.  

About EPIC:

EPIC was founded out of a tragedy experienced by founder Robert Wilson. In 1977, his wife was murdered by a 15-year-old neighbor, a child they had befriended. Investigation of the child's life indicated that he had been abused, neglected, and placed in 11 different foster homes. While it was too late to change what had happened to his wife, Mr. Wilson felt that it was not too late for others. In 1980 he established EPIC, with a vision of preventing tragedies like his. EPIC's programs have now been replicated in hundreds of locations throughout New York State and in 16 other states. EPIC workshops and trainings carry out Robert Wilson's legacy by helping families, schools, and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults. Mr. Wilson's dream has come to life with the programs that EPIC provides in communities throughout New York State.

EPIC provides research-based and evidence-informed year-round programming in Parenting Education and Support, which includes Ready, Set, Parent! (offering support and solutions for parents of newborns), parenting classes for parents of young children, and young adolescents, Families in Transition (helping individuals facing challenges reach their full potential as parents), and Just for Teens (enhancing the skills and confidence of pregnant and parenting teens and Family Engagement in Education, encouraging early literacy and building parents' capacity to become more actively involved in their children's education, through programs such as Ready, Set, Read! (developing family literacy and early intervention for children's academic success), and Storytime (fun family literacy-based event).

For more information about EPIC, please visit www.epicforchildren.org, or email r[email protected] or call 716-332-4130.