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Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

Join us this summer a the Providence Community Library for daily fun, great books, and special free performances! Earn prizes for reading 20 minutes every day. Providence Community Library's Mobile Library will visit 10 Providence Elementary Schools this summer with our mobile library the Big Red Bus.

Summer Reading Kickoffs!

Summer Reading Performances

Full Summer Reading Calendar

Full List of Summer Reading Programs

**Visit Providence READsquared to log your reading, check out cool books, play games, get online, and participate in fun programs. And don't forget to get your Passport to Summer Learning! Check out and print the Passport now! Or all teens: get your new summer reading punchcards. Earn points and badges as a reward for participating in summer learning activities. Recommended readi


Providence Schools Reading lists

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


Grades K-1

Grades 2 & 3

Grades 4 & 5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

Other School Reading Lists


Paul Cuffee Middle School

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.