Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World!

stone soup!

Stone Soup ~ It's what you put in the pot!

Stone Soup ~ It’s what you bring to the pot!

Stone Soup and other Heartwarming Tales!

Building Community is more fun than ever when seen through the eyes of stories and songs from cultures around the world. These inclusive tales show us how sweet it is when everyone contributes right down to the tiniest Bee! Diane’s full-out entertainment has audience volunteers taking part: learning a Chinese crane dance in the legend of the Lord of the Cranes, singing in many languages and working together to make a huge pot of Stone Soup in Diane’s unusual re-telling of this classic story. Diane has been a library favorite for over twenty years! Give your audience a chance to experience the wonder and build a better community one story at a time!

Diane Edgecomb Storytelling kids 3-5yrs old

Diane’s full-out storytelling style engages every child

What happens when a hungry stranger comes to town? The townspeople all say they have nothing to share until a pot of stone soup starts to simmer. This classic tale of new found generosity is given a wonderful new re-telling by Oracle award winning teller Diane Edgecomb.

Download a PDF flyer on the performance!

Here is what others have said about Diane’s Programs:

“The best thing about great storytellers is that they can get their audience to imagine so much with so little. Your performance at the Seekonk Library was nothing short of spectacular. I spotted a young boy I knew sitting on the floor, staring at you, with a big smile on his face, just glued to your story! That’s the kind of reaction we love.”
~Mary Ellen Siniak, Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Seekonk Public Library

“Thank you so much for the wonderful morning of storytelling you presented. Your stories were participatory, age-appropriate, and delightful. Your thorough publicity material, helpful information for grant writing and prompt responses to questions were much appreciated.”
~Jo Ann Bourquard, Youth Services Director, Westfield Athenaeum

Want help filling out a Local Cultural Council grant to bring Diane’s storytelling to your community? We have all the basic information you need to fill out the application quickly and easily at

Need even more help? We’d be happy to fill the grant out for you! Call 617-522-4335 or email the office at by October 11th