Tale Time is Crossroads library and nursery-preschool reading program that allows members to read, talk, mentor and listen to  and with our younger generation. 

The program may include reading a character education, educational or social awareness book, a craft on the story subject and a snack time  in person or online (You Tube). 

Tale Time was developed and is facilitated by 10-year-old Abbey Gifford  in 2015, who was a Hall-Dale Elementary School student at  the time and the recipient of several awards for her program including the Presidential VolunteerAward,  Hardy Girls Healthy Women Community Volunteer Award, Red Claws/Next Gen Award, and student recognition from Hall-Dale Superintendent. 


Abbey's love of books and reading inspired her to want to share her passion for literacy and to give back to her community by volunteering.


Her goal is to inspire kids to get excited about the adventures reading  offers and has grown to touch hundreds of children across the US to join the movement.

Tale time was made possible through  a  grant from the Maine Community Foundation in 2015. The grant allowed for special guests, such as childrens’ authors, Chewonki and L.C. Bates presentations  and community presentations like fire safety presentation with a tour of a fire truck for the children. With this little girls dream and the generosity of MCF, Tale Time lives on with great success. It has inspired many your ladies to 

For more information and our curriculum, contact us through email at CYCSaco@gmail.com. 

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