Summer Reading is HERE!

Register online NOW, and track your reading here:

The Library aims to “Build a Better World” by once again putting on a fabulous Summer Program with fun & games for everyone! Track your reading online, play games, complete missions, and be a part of a reading community.
Registration for kids and teens starts with our Summer Reading Kickoff Party on Monday, June 26 from 2:00-6:00 pm! We invite all ages to visit the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Come enjoy a bouncy house, inflatable games, and more! Can’t make the party? You can register online by visiting our website! [Raindate, Tuesday, June 27.]

Children from birth through 5th grade are invited to enjoy programs, storytimes, and live performances this summer. Some highlights include: Minecraft Club, Introduction to SCRATCH, Paws to Read, Book Buddies, Tween Time, Babies and Books, and much, much more. Summer Reading Information: For every 20 minutes that you read, you will earn twenty points for prizes at our “Summer Library Store”. Spend your points or save them, it is your choice! Or, you can donate some of your reading minutes to “help the children of Syria”. Our goal is for children to read for 20 minutes each day. For more information, be sure to stop by the Children’s Room to get our Summer Events Calendar, also available on our website.

Teens entering 6th-12th grade can spend the summer creating art, making music and movies, and connecting with others around the world. There will be a Teen Paint Party, Competition Cupcake, an International Postcard Exchange, two film-making workshops, lots of volunteer opportunities, and so much more. Teen readers will log their summer reading progress in our online app and will be entered into weekly drawings for gift cards, as well as raffles for bigger prizes. All teens who complete the summer program are eligible to attend a late night party with food, prizes, karaoke, and a sundae bar!
Adults (ages 18+) have the opportunity to win some great prizes this summer! By reading a book or listening to an audiobook, and then submitting an entry form online or at the reference desk, you become eligible to win weekly drawings. Prizes include gift cards to local businesses and three Grand Prizes: a $100 Visa gift card, a $75 gift card to La Familia Restaurant, and a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. Registration for the Adult Summer Reading Program begins on Thursday, June 15th, at 6:30 pm, during the kickoff of Music at the Monastery, our annual outdoor summer concert series with musical guest, Overdue!
The 2017 Summer Reading Program is made possible through funding from the Friends of the Cumberland Public Library, the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more information please call the library at 333-2552 x2, 3 or 6 or email the library at, or
Help us Build a Better World. Click here for the details for kids, teens, and adults!
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