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Summer Reading 2021: Tails & Tales

Kids grades K-5, join us this summer for virtual daily fun, great books, and special free performances! Earn prizes for reading 20 minutes every day.

1. Visit to log your reading, check out cool books and participate in fun programs. Complete the Summer Reading Challenge by reading 20 minutes a day for 40 days and be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Watch this video to help you get started.

2. AND have fun with Passport to Summer Learning TAKEAWAY BAGS! These STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) themed activity bags are available weekly June 28 – Aug 20 at any of the 9 Providence Community Libraries or Providence Public Library. Check our schedules Providence Community Library(the 9 neighborhood libraries) or Providence Public Library.

Don't forget to get your Passport to Summer Learning! Check out and print the Passport now! Earn points and badges as a reward for participating in summer learning activities.

3Full Summer Reading Calendar

4. Providence School Reading Lists

More to do: Check out Rhode Island Computer Museum's slate of virtual workshops for children as an introduction to coding. The workshops are free to all kids 10 & above. Participants would need a computer. 

Virtual Passport Parent Guide | Guia Virtual Para Paders Sobre Pasaporte De Aprendizaje Del Verano

Providence Schools Reading lists | Escuelas de Providence Listas de lectura

Many reading list titles are available to check out with your library card as ebooks through RI eZone and hoopla.

Pre-K & K | Grados K ​​y Pre-K

Grades 1 & 2 | Grados 1 ​​y 2

Grades 3 & 4 | Grados 3 ​​y 4

Grades 5 & 6 | Grados 5 ​​y 6

Grades 7 & 8 | Grados 7 ​​y 8

Grades 9-12 | Grados 9-12

Other School Lists

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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.