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2012 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

The library encourages children to keep reading all summer long by sharing age-appropriate book recommendations and hosting a summer full of events and programs at libraries across the state. This year’s themes…

Dream Big READ! (children’s program)
Own the Night (teen program)
Between the Covers (adult program)

The children’s program, Dream Big READ!, invites kids to discover new ideas, people, and places through books. In programs at public libraries around the state, children will: SEE magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, artists, dancers, musicians, and poets; WIN prizes, including free admission to exciting places; TALK about your favorite books; and, MEET other kids. Explore the magic and mystery of night time all summer long.

 

The library encourages children to keep reading all summer long by sharing age-appropriate book recommendations and hosting a summer full of events and programs at libraries across the state. This year’s themes…

The children’s program, Dream Big READ!, invites kids to discover new ideas, people, and places through books. In programs at public libraries around the state, children will: SEE magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, artists, dancers, musicians, and poets; WIN prizes, including free admission to exciting places; TALK about your favorite books; and, MEET other kids. Explore the magic and mystery of night time all summer long.

  • Performers (Click here for performance schedule.)

For teens … it’s time to Own the Night! Teens will discover great books for their summer nights (and days). Check in at your local library to find out about great workshops … watercolor painting, cartooning, improv, crafting, animation, poetry, and magic. Explore the magic, mystery, secrets, and dreams of night time all summer long.

  • Performers (Click here for performance schedule.)

BOOKLISTS

  • Providence Schools Summer Reading List: (2012 Pre-K)
    Providence Schools Summer Reading List: (2012 K-Grade 5)
  • Providence Schools Summer Reading List: (2012 Grade 6-12)
  • Read Across Rhode Island Book 2012 Selection: Dave at Night by award-winning author Gail Carson Levine.

Visit the State of Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) to find out what is happening state wide.

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Written by Anisa Raoof