EPIC Storytime Returns to Canalside this Summer

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – EPIC Storytime Summer Series Returns to Canalside


May 30, 2018, Buffalo, NY - EPIC – Every Person Influences Children, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will bring its EPIC Storytime program to Canalside this summer. Thanks to the support from M & T Bank, EPIC will offer 9 weeks of FREE Storytime programming to young children and families throughout the summer. Storytime will run every Wednesday from 11am – 1pm starting on June 27 and ending August 29.


The EPIC Storytime Summer Series aims to create a positive and fun environment for families and young children (up to age 8), promoting reading and a healthy lifestyle, all while learning valuable life lessons together as a family. The Storytime events incorporate educational themes and include a book reading and corresponding family activities. The following is the weekly list of themes:


6/29—Storytime Kickoff with USA Olympic Goalie David Leggio, along with Sabretooth

7/11—Super Heroes Help Others with Mayor Byron Brown as the guest reader. Children are invited to come dressed as their favorite super hero

7/18—Aweseome Animals with a visit from the Buffalo Zoomobile

7/25—Making Music (and instruments) with Scott Celani

8/1—Fantastic Foods for You with Buster Bison

8/8—Fit n’ Fun with the BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Healthy Zone Cruiser and Rolly Pollies

8/15—Weather Wonder with Andy Parker from WKBW

8/22—Let’s Build Something with Our Friends from Home Depot (Amherst)

8/29—End of Summer Party – Be Nice to Others. Children can come dressed up in your favorite storybook character.


EPIC would also like to thank The Children’s Foundation of Erie County and Arts Services Initiative of WNY for their support, which allows us to provide this FREE programming to the families in our community.


For more information about this year’s EPIC Storytime at Canalside, please visit www.epicstorytime.com.


For information about EPIC, please visit www.epicforchildren.org or contact Kristin Scholz at 716-332-4130 or [email protected].