SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Read for Fun
Come in anytime after the school year has ended to pick up a summer reading record and keep track of the books you read. This year’s reading record folds into a cube!
We will add completed cubes to a giant build site at the Central Library.
Read to Build a Better World
Reading makes you a better reader, but it also helps you build strength, skills, community, creativity, curiosity, and courage.
To complete this year’s summer reading challenge, you will read books that help build each of these things. We will have displays at the library to help you find books for the challenge.
Read to Raise Money
For every completed reading record we receive, $1 or one book will be donated to Books Are Wings.
Books Are Wings is a Rhode Island literacy charity whose mission is to put free books in the hands of children.
Sign up online and you won't have to fill out a registration form when you come in to pick up your reading record!
- Books must be read during the summer to count and each book can only count for one side of the cube.
- Please choose books that are right for you. It’s up to you to challenge yourself.
- You may complete more than one cube. You will receive prizes for the first three cubes, but all cubes count towards the donation to Books Are Wings.
- Cubes must be handed in between July 5 and Aug 11. They may be submitted in person, mailed to the library, or photographed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the summer, the library offers more than 20 programs a week for a variety of ages.
Here are just a few programs we will offer this summer:
Building Blocks @ Central
Tuesdays, 9:30 OR 10:30 AM
Build a strong foundation for future reading with this read and build storytime. Registration is required. Please call 401-943-9080 ext 4 to sign up for either 9:30 or 10:30 AM.
Legos & Lunch @ Knightsville
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM
Enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!
Green Technology with K’Nex
Wednesday, June 28 @ 2:30 PM @ Auburn
Thursday, July 13 @ 2:30 PM @ Hall
Monday, July 24 @ 2:30 PM @ Central
Tuesday, Aug 1 @ 2:30 PM @ Knightsville
Friday, Aug 4 @ 2:30 PM @ Oak Lawn
Explore the world of green energy technology in this hands-on K'Nex group build.
Drones for Beginners @ Hall
Tuesday, June 27 @ 2:30 PM
Grades 6 & up
Learn about the present and future of drones and see them fly!
The school librarians of the Cranston Public Schools select titles for these recommended reading lists.
There may be additional assigned titles for specific classes. Please note that the middle school reading list includes an assignment that is due the first day of school.
If you would like to add your school's reading list to this page, please email a file or link to email@example.com.
We would like to make this page as comprehensive as possible, but we do not always receive updated information directly from schools, so please confirm the details of summer reading assignments with your educational institution.
The summer reading program is made possible by funding from the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Our local sponsors include Cranston Public Library Association, BankNewport, Collette Foundation, Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, Pawtucket Credit Union Charitable Foundation, Cranston Municipal Employees Credit Union, and the Walmart Foundation.
Local businesses that provided coupons or other incentives include B.Good, Pinkberry, Sundaes, Chipotle, Texas Roadhouse, Rock Spot Climbing Gym, and Time Capsule Comics.