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From Renata's Blog

From Renata's Blog

It was all of nineteen years ago  we took upon ourselves to move into a red brick house with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Those shelves! They begged for books, and yet with nothing left to spare after bigger bills and growing boys the shelves remained book-bare.    For years we did our best  with what we had to fill the space: A few prize books, some trinkets,  pics in frames, a treasured vase.   But I knew it in my head and heart: Those shelves were meant for BOOKS.  How to stock them on a budget seemed as daunting as it looks. ...

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The Story Barn is Open!

The Story Barn is Open!

We're offering AWEtumn Afternoon outdoor events for families!  Play, explore, create: Sept-Nov, Wednesdays & Fridays, 1-4pm.  Children, $20pp.  Adults and children under 3, FREE! Details & registration at FriedaB.com/AWEtumnAfternoons.  

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Notes of Encouragement

Notes of Encouragement

Every Frieda B. order we fill comes with a Note, like this one, made by a student at a school where Renata has shared the message of Frieda, or by someone who has visited us at The Story Barn. Who better than a child to encourage the story within you? To learn more: www.FriedaB.com/NOE.

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From Renata's Blog

renata's blog

From Renata's Blog

My heart. It burns, hurts, hopes, desires, seeks. For something good and right. If what we’re doing here, as people, kids, teens, adults isn’t about story – about adding to, creating a better narrative – then what? I believe it viscerally to be true. Do you? We each are meant to be a significant part of something bigger, better than any of us.  But when we strive for excellence, for self, without cause, what? When we make it about what we can get, and not about what we also can give, what? When we doubt our gifts and abilities, what?...

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The Story Barn is Open in Somers, CT!

The Story Barn

The Story Barn is Open in Somers, CT!

The Story Barn - home of Frieda B. - officially is open for business!! Come see us at 952 Main Street in Somers, CT - register for an event and bring the ones you love: www.FriedaB.com/TheStoryBarn. The Story Barn is comprised of seven serene acres of quiet fields, towering trees, a babbling brook, a peaceful gazebo, and a cozy red barn. This now is home for our operations, but also & more importantly... ..home to an open creative space for ALL AGES to enjoy. Every event we hold here - storytimes, workshops, book clubs, retreats, PD - is created to encourage the...

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