Summer Reading Program
Dedicated to Andrew Greene
All events are free. Some require registration or free tickets.
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.
Registration for Summer Reading
Monday June 27, Tuesday June 28 and Wednesday June 29.
Drop-in anytime from 11am to 5pm and enjoy several self-directed craft projects for children and parents to do together, play with thousands of LEGO bricks, and go on a scavenger hunt. Ages 4 and up with a grown-up.
Magic Show Great Baldini
Join the Great Baldini and his assistant Skinny on a magical journey.
Thursday, June 30 at 6:30pm
Free tickets will be available on Monday, June 27
Ronald McDonald's Journey to Read
A literacy journey filled with magic, excitement, and audience participation.
Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30 am.
Free Yoga Classes
Ms Kelli will take children on imaginative yoga adventures, teach breathing techniques and help them find their inner calm!
Thursday, July 7 and July 21 at 6:30pm
Ages 6 to 8. Registration required.
Free Karate Lesson
Dean Watts of the Rising Sun Academy will teach children some special martial atrs moves.
Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30am
Ages 5 and up with a grownup
Magic Show Malik Haddadi
Magic with sports equipment, activities and games from other cultures, and more fun surprises.
Thursday, July 14 at 6:30pm
Free tickets for this program will be available on July 11.
On Your Mark, Get Set …
Sing and Dance with Mr. Rowland!
Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30am
all ages with a grown-up
Presented by the Rhode Island Computer Museum for students ages 10 and older.
Thursday, July 21 at 2pm
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 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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
Click here for more information about our Museum Passes
For more information, call Meri, 231-4980, and press 5 for the children's room.
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