Summer Reading – Put in those minutes to enter the GRAND PRIZE!


What will you earn for reading during the summer?

Tuesday – Thursday 1-6:30 pm &  1-5 on  Saturday

you can redeem your badges.

Earn a Badge  = Get a book from our prize collection and you can choose to be in our weekly Drawing for a Gift Card.
Talk  about a book – Get A Wendy’s Frozen soft ice cream coupon
Write a short review and  pick something from our Treasure Box – there will be Frosty Freeze!!
Do our Story Walk and get a prize!
Feeling Proud about your reading and want to be part of our Summer Reading Leader Board?
Show us your Beanstack Account  and we will post it on our Leader Board with the number of minutes you read you are super proud of.
You can update it here all summer !

Summer Reading

MPL Summer Reading Program generously made possible through:

  • The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), an office within the Department of Administration, is the state library agency for Rhode Island. OLIS strengthens, connects and empowers libraries to advance knowledge, connect communities, and enrich the lives of all Rhode Islanders. The Library of Rhode Island (LORI) is a multi-type library network coordinated by OLIS to facilitate resource-sharing among libraries and expand opportunities for access to library materials by Rhode Island residents statewide.
  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. IMLS advances, supports, and empowers America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS envisions a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities.
  • The Town of Middletown

Podcasting – Questions My Grandchildren Ask.

Starting 6/1 Fridays

Using our podcasting equipment, Ms. Wendy will help you record a meaningful conversation between these two different generations.

Make an appointment by calling or speaking with anyone in the children’s department.

Sing with us at the Library!

Watercolor painting – Call to Register

Only 10 spots available!

Elementary-Age Programs

Join us for Lego Club!

Lego Club will take place every Saturday from 10:30-12 in the Children’s Room. No registration is required and you can drop in anytime during Lego Club hours. We will provide the materials, so please leave your Legos at home. We don’t want you to lose any of your favorite pieces!


The STEM Kits offer a wide range of STEM activities that cater to different ages and interests. Hands-on learning is central to these kits and most are complemented by additional books or literacy that are related to the theme of the kit.

Each kit circulates for three weeks, are non-renewable, non-holdable, and must be checked out and returned to the Circulation Desk of the Middletown Public Library. One kit per family at a time.

Learn more about the Original and New Kits that we now offer!

Year-Round Reading Programs

Keep your reading journey going by logging 100 books read before High School! This challenge is meant for students in K-8.  Students may log any book they read; there is no required reading list.  For every 20 books read, you’ll receive a free book.  This challenge can only be completed once.  Download the Beanstack Tracker to your phone or tablet, search for Middletown Public Library (RI), and follow the prompts to either create an account or sign in.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge fosters an early love of reading and builds early literacy skills.  Open to babies through preschool.  Find it on our Beanstack page!

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