Â Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 4-6, kicks off its 5th year with Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. A May 31st kickoff event with Grabenstein will take place from 2:00 — 4:00 pm at the State House. The festivities include a public program, life-size board games, and science activities presented by RI libraries. Every family in attendance will receive a free copy of the book signed by the author (while supplies last). Rhode Island Commissioner of Education, Deborah Gist, is the 2014 Honorary Chair.
ABOUT THIS YEAR’S BOOK
New York Times Bestseller; Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2013
From the author’s website: Kyle is a game fan–board games, word games, and especially video games! Kyle’s hero, the famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello, is the genius behind the design of the town’s new public library, which contains not only books, but an IMAX theater, an electronic learning center, instructional holograms, interactive dioramas and electromagnetic hover ladders that float patrons up to the books they want. Lucky Kyle wins a spot as one of the first twelve kids invited to a gala, overnight library lock-in filled with of fun and games. But the next morning, when the lock-in is supposed to be over, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the others must follow book-related clues and unravel all sorts of secret puzzles to find the hidden escape route if they want to win Mr. Lemoncello’s most fabulous prize ever.
About the Author
Chris GrabensteinÂ is the author of the New York Times bestsellerÂ Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and the co-author (with James Patterson) of the #1 Bestsellers I Funny, I Even Funnier, and Treasure Hunters. He is also an award-winning author whose Haunted Mysteries and hilarious school presentations have won him thousands of fans. Chris and his wife live in New York City with three cats and a dog named Fred. For more about Chris Grabenstein and his books, visit www.chrisgrabenstein.com
About Kids About Reading Across Rhode Island
The Kids Reading Across Rhode Island program is a partnership between the RI Office of Library and Information Services and the RI Center for the Book, made possible through a vibrant collaboration of librarians, teachers, and student readers from across the state. The State House event serves as a kickoff for the annual statewide summer reading program, which has a 2014 theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read.” All summer, public libraries statewide will offer free programs inspired by Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. For more information, visit www.olis.ri.gov/
Major support for Kids Reading Across Rhode Island is from the RI Office of Library and Information Services, funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through a grant from the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Rhode Island Center for the Book.
About the Office of Library and Information Services
The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), an office within the Department of Administration, is the state library agency for Rhode Island. OLIS supports and strengthens library and information services in the state to ensure that all residents will benefit from free and convenient access to library and information resources and services. To learn more, visit www.olis.ri.gov
About the RI Center for the Book at the RI Council for the Humanities
Rhode Island Center for the Book is a state-wide organization devoted to promoting community enrichment and literacy by celebrating the art and heritage of reading, writing, making and sharing books. The organization was established in 2003 as an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. To learn more, visit www.ribook.org.