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read beyond the beaten path
Adult Summer Reading at Cranston Public Library

From June 20 through August 20 join the Cranston Public Library as we 'Read Beyond the Beaten Path!' We've got programs, reading challenges, craft kits, and prizes galore. Join the fun at cranstonlibrary.beanstack.com.


From the latest in emerging technologies to the printing and scanning support you need, Cranston Public Library has you covered!

Ebooks, Audiobooks & Movies

Download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your devices for free with your library card using the following resources:

Research Databases

Click here for a full list of online resources

  • Learning Express Library (opens in a new tab)

    Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

  • Mango Languages (opens in a new tab)

    Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

    Get the App: iOS (opens in a new tab) / Android (opens in a new tab)

  • NoveList (opens in a new tab)

    Have you read everything by your favorite author? Use Author Read-alikes to locate other authors and titles of interest or search for fiction by topic. NoveList also includes full-text searchable book reviews, annotations, genre- and theme-based book lists, award lists, and book discussion guides.

On The Line

On The Line

CPL is pleased to bring poetry to our patrons, all without leaving the comfort of home - no internet, computer, or smart phone required. Call 401-900-1090 to hear a new poem each week!

Learn more about On the Line

down time

Down Time Podcast

Each week, host Tayla Cardillo chats with guests about what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving! Listen and subscribe anywhere you find podcasts.

Browse and listen to Down Time


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If you need help or have a question or suggestion, we want to hear from you. You can reach the library staff by email or phone during open hours.

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