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Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story

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.

FOR TEENS: Visit Inside-Out Summer: Creativity and Entrepreneurship for Teens & the Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Get started today!

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 22 – Aug 14 through curbside pickup at any of the 9 Providence Commumity Libraries or Providence Public Library. Check our schedules Providence Community Library(the 9 neighbood libraries) or Providence Public Library(downtown library) and call to set up a pickup time.

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.

3. And check out these Online Learning Activities
We have developed links to all kinds of fun learning activities and games. Simply click on the tab, look for the link for the grade level your child will be entering in September and explore the options available to you and your child throughout the summer. Start with one activity a day to start and see where it goes from there!

4Full Summer Reading Calendar

5. 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.

All Grades | Todos los grados

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

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.