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Summer Reading 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

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.

2. Mobile Library: Summer Locations and Hours

3. AND have fun with Passport to Summer Learning ACTIVITY PROMPTS! Pickup starter kit of supplies when you sign up for the Summer Reading Programs at your library.

Use your Summer Reading Journal (included in the Starter Kit) to respond to or brainstorm ideas for each week’s activity prompt.

Our exciting weekly themes are: Wildlife, Stargazing, Community Action, Fantasy, Beach and Water, Survival, Engineering, and Beyond the Beaten Path. Each theme has a prompt, supplies, and ideas for activities to do at home, places to go in the community, resources to find online, and information about virtual and in-person library events.

These weekly activity bags are available every Monday beginning June 27th through August 20th, while supplies last. Complete an activity or attend an event and earn a badge and a raffle ticket to win a prize from our weekly drawing.

Summer time = fun time so join us to discover the fun found right here in Rhode Island!!

Pick up these supplies at any of the 9 Community Libraries of Providence(the 9 neighborhood libraries) or Providence Public Library.

4Full Summer Reading Calendar

5. Providence Reading Lists

6. 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.

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

Providence Reading lists | Providence Listas de lectura

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

RI Childrens Book Award Nominations 2022

RI Latino Book Awards 2022

RI Middle School Book Award Nominees 2022

RI Teen Book Award Nominees 2022

Other School Lists

Blessed Sacrament


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.