Summer Reading Program

Dedicated to Andrew Greene

All events are free. Some require registration or free tickets.

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Registration for Summer Reading will continue through August 3

Register in person or register online!

How the reading program works: Children from infants to 12 years old can sign up for summer reading. Registration starts on June 27 and will continue to August 3.

Children who read or listen to books, magazines, graphic novels or audio books for at least 12 hours throughout the summer will receive a free book, an ice cream party invitation, a variety of incentive coupons (free or reduced admission to the Providence Children's Museum, Roger Williams Zoo, and other attractions), and a Certificate of Completion. The deadline for submitting completed reading logs is August 10.

Mad Science

Thursday, July 28 at 6:30pm

Exciting hands-on and minds-on "edutainment" for the whole family.

Free tickets will be available on July 25

Eric Fulford

Impromptu Illustrations

Eric will put on a fast-paced, audience-driven show telling the story of a kid athlete who uses his or her talents to save the day!

Thursday, August 4 at 6:30pm

Weekly Children's Programs

Mondays and Fridays, 11am - 3:30pm, through Aug. 22:

Family Drop-in Crafts

Several self-guided projects for children ages 3 and up with a grown-up.

Mondays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, July 11 - Aug 1:

Makeable Takeables and Summer Art Gallery

Join Ms. Kathy and Mr. Ryan for exciting arts and crafts. Finished projects will be displayed in our Summer Art Gallery in the Children's Library. Rising Gr. 1-4

Tuesdays at 10:30am, July 5- Aug. 9:

Babies and Books

Stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for children and their grown-ups.

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, July 5- Aug. 9:

Family Storytime

Ms Mimi will offer stories, songs, and literacy activities for children ages 5 and up with a grown-up.

Wednesdays at 10:30am, July 6 - Aug. 3:

Wacky Wednesdays

A series of programs featuring music, magic, karate, games and more for children ages 4 and up with a grown-up.

Wednesdays at 2:30pm, July 6 - Aug. 10:

Rhythm and Music

Play with boomwhackers, drums, lummi sticks, and make your own instruments while exploring music from different cultures. Ages 5 and up with a grownup. Registration is required.

Thursdays at 10:30am, July 7 - Aug. 11:


Stories, songs, activities and crafts for children ages 4 and up with a grown-up.

Fridays, 10am to 11am, July 8 - August 12:

Junior Knitters

children ages 8 and older are invited to sit with the ladies from Mohr Library's Knitters' Club and learn to knit. Registration is required.

Ice Cream and Hula Hoop Party

with raffles, prizes, hula hoop demonstration, presented by Judy Jones of Creative Game Parties, and hands-on play for all kids who complete the reading program will be held on Thursday August 11 By invitation only!!!

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, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank and Pepsi. Local support includes RI Children's and Young Adult Librarians, the Friends of Mohr Library and generous gifts in Memory of Andrew Greene.

Museum Passes

The library offers discount passes to several fun places in and around the state! These passes have been donated by the Friends of Mohr Library.
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For more information, call Meri, 231-4980, and press 5 for the children's room.
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