Ribbon-Cutting & Grand Opening at The Story Barn

Frieda B. Announces the Opening of The Story Barn

The Property Will Open for Events on Wednesday, August 7th

Somers, CT— 7/26/2019On Thursday, July 25th, Frieda B., LLC cut the ribbon to The Story Barn, their brand-new property and event site in Somers, Connecticut. Author of the Frieda B. books, Renata Bowers, and Illustrator, Michael Chesworth, both were in attendance, along with Paula LaJoie, David Bowers and David LaJoie, co-founders of Frieda B., LLC. The event featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30pm, followed by an open house providing the first opportunity for the public to view the property inside and out.

The Story Barn is the new home for Frieda B., LLC, a family-owned and -run business incorporated in 2012. Creator and publisher of the Frieda B. series of children’s picture books and PK-5 curriculum for schools, the company recently began seeking a physical location for their growing operations as well as for an open event space for all ages. The barn, nestled on 7 serene acres, at 952 Main Street in Somers provides the perfect fit.

“What we’ve found over the years is that the message of these books – we each are free to be the unique story we carry inside, we each matter, we all belong to a greater community – encourages not only children, but youth and adults of all ages,” says Renata. “And so over the years we’ve developed author events, workshops, retreats, educational sessions not only for children but for teens, young adults, educators, parents, and adults seeking purpose in their own lives and in the lives of those they love. Seeking story and encouraging story… there is little more fulfilling than that. And that is the root of all we’ll be offering at The Story Barn.”

The Story Barn will open its doors to the public with events beginning on the Grand Opening day of Wednesday, August 7th. There is a full schedule of events available for all ages– because everyone has a story and, as The Story Barn motto reminds us, “Every Story Matters Here.” Folks are welcomed to go to www.FriedaB.com to view the schedule and reserve their spots. Registration is required for all events.

“What would the world look like if all of us dreamed big and believed in our stories?” asks Frieda B., LLC co-founder Paula LaJoie. “Let’s start figuring that out, together, with our neighbors, at The Story Barn.”

About Frieda B.: Frieda B., LLC, located in Somers, CT, exists to provide education, inspiration and validation to children, families and schools, via the national-award-winning Frieda B. children’s book series and curriculum as well as other branded products and services – all created to “encourage the story within.” The company’s website and online store can be found at www.FriedaB.com. The company is launching The Story Barn in August 2019 to offer events for all ages focused on exploring the beauty and significance of personal and written story. Rooted in imagination and purpose, Frieda B. inspires children and people of all ages to dream big and believe in the significance of their one-of-a-kind stories, to value the stories of others, and to use what they’re good at and care about to make the world a better place.


Frieda B.is a registered trademark and The Story Barn is a trademark of Frieda B., LLC.

For more information, photos and/or an interview, contact

Renata Bowers, heyrenata@friedab.com or 413.519.1396.

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