Adopt-A-Pet Reading Program

Starting June 28th, visit the Children’s Department to “Adopt-A-Pet” as part of our “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading theme.  Except for the only thing you have to do for this pet to care for it is to promise to read to it every day!  Plush animal “pets” will be available for adoption in the Children’s Department (while supplies last; limited to 1 per child per family), and come with a name tag and adoption certificate.  So adopt a pet, check out a book, and start reading to your new furry friend to take care of it!

Summer Reading Take-Out Bags

A Reading Take-Out Bag is 3 library books picked just for you, paired with a craft!  Registration goes live the first week of every month.  We offer Take-Out Bags for grades K-3 and for grades 4-12.

June K-3 Take-Out Bag: Whale and Air Plant Terrarium

June Tween/Teen Take-Out Bag: DIY Mini Succulent Planter

July K-3 Take-Out Bag: Painted Suncatchers

July Tween/Teen Take-Out Bag: Wildflower Seed Bombs

August K-3 Take-Out Bag: Easel and Canvas

August Tween/Teen Take-out Bag: Design Your Own Puzzles

Take and Makes

Take a craft to make at home.  Limit of 1 per child, per family.  While supplies last; substitutions will be available.  May be picked up at the Children’s Services Desk.

June 1 -5: Suncatchers

June 7 -12: DIY Pinwheels + Skeleton STEM Scratcher

June 14 -19: Color Your Own Father’s Day Fuzzy Magnets

June 21-26: Safari Animal Craft Assortment

June 28-July 3: Bug Jars / Patriotic Pets Magnet Craft Kit

July 6-10: DIY Slap Bracelets DIY Binoculars

July 12-17: Tropical Fish Mobile

July 19-24: DIY Slap Bracelets

July 26-31: Sun Prints

August 2-7: Farm Adventure Craft

August 10-14: Glitter Fish Mosaic

August 16-21: Cool Safari Animal Magnet

Early Learning A-Z Preschool Letter Packets:

The packet includes a variety of early learning activities suitable for ages 3-6, with parental supervision. Packets will be available in the Children’s Department. Quantities will be limited. While supplies last.

June 7-19: Letter T

June 21- July 3: Letter U

July 6 – 17: Letter V

July 19-31: Letter W

August 2-14: Letter X

August 16-28: Letter Y

August 30: Letter Z

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.