Clay, Play, Read is going virtual! 

Clay and early literacy programs for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers! Workshops are held virtually on Fridays at 1:50 and will last approximately 30 minutes. 

Weekly workshop series with rotating book-based themes for children and their caregivers to inspire new ways of exploring books at home and with the library. Workshops are free to families and are supported by the William Penn Foundation.

***Each participating family will need to pick up their supply kit prior to the workshops from the Kensington Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. After registering, you will receive an email with more details about the workshops. All workshops will be held via Zoom. Please contact Megan Millman Lasiter at if you have any questions.



Kensington Library

Workshops will take place virtually. Kits will be avaialble to pick up at the Kensington Library (104 W Dauphin St, Philadelphia, PA 19133) starting on the Monday's prior to each workshop. Please contact or 267-388-0576 with any quesitons. 

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm on Fridays

October 23 - Claymates 

October 30 - Charlie Parker played be bop

November 6 - Round is a Tortilla

November 13 - No fits, Nilson!

November 20 - Crash, splash, or moo

*skipping 11/27

December 4 - Dreaming Up

C.B. Moore Library

Workshop schedule coming soon. 

At Home Resources

Claymates by: Dev Petty
Charlie Parker played be bop by: Christopher Raschka
Round is a Tortilla by: Roseanne Thong
No Fits, Nilson! by: Zachariah O'Hora
Crash, splash, or moo! by: Bob Shea
Dreaming Up by: Christy Hale


Program Partners


Informal Learning Initiative

Lead support for this program is supported by the William Penn Foundation.


Free Library of Philadelphia

The Clay Studio has partnered with the Cecil B. Moore and Kensington branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia for Clay, Play, Read programming.


Community Partners

Additional support for programming has been provided by the Alston-Beech Foundation, Speedball, Amaco, and Franny Lou's Porch.

Community Engagement Manager