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Summer Reading 2024

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Youth Summer Reading

This year we have lots of fun "Time Travel Adventure" events. Our weekly themes go from prehistory to the future! For a complete list and to register, visit the event calendar (opens in new tab).

We're also offering a series of programs that don't require registration (opens in new tab), so check out our Archology Dig, Art History Experience, and Future Science Lab programs. If English is not your first language, you can request a translator (opens in new tab) at any of these events. You can also find Branch7 at the HEZ farmer's market at the Bain Middle School track every Thursday from 5-6:30 PM.

If you're looking for fun challenges and adventurous coloring pages, you can pick up our exclusive Time Travel Adventure coloring and activity book at any Cranston Public Library while supplies last.

Want to win raffle prizes? Record your reading online at cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org (opens in new tab). You will earn digital badges and raffle tickets for every hour you read. Raffle winners will be drawn August 12.

View All Children's Events (link opens in new tab)

Teen Summer Reading

Our teen summer experience includes programs like make your own bubble tea, tie-dye, and potion jars! We're especially excited to offer History of Nintendo: Playable Museum (opens in new tab).

View Our Full Schedule (opens in new tab)

We're also here to help you with your summer reading assignments, whether you need to choose from a list, like the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Nominees, or you just need find a book that's right for you.

Teens can earn community service hours by writing reviews of books and media for our teen blog (opens in new tab)! You can also record your reading online, write reviews, and enter the raffle at cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org (opens in new tab).

Adult Summer Reading (Age 16 and up)

For this year's Adult Summer Reading Program "Time Machine Summer," we will have 8 weeks of special events, craft programs, concerts, reading challenges, and a grand prize raffle. But wait, there's more! Complete eight activities and you'll earn a free mini cheese pizza from The Big Cheese (opens in new tab)! (while supplies last)

Pick up a Summer Reading activity brochure at any Cranston Public Library location or track your progress using the Beanstack app available at cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org (opens in new tab)!

View All Adult Events (link opens in new tab)

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services(opens in new tab), with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services(opens in new tab).

The Cranston Public Library's summer program is also made possible by: 

  • Cranston Public Library Association
  • Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services
  • BankNewport
  • The Big Cheese & Pub
  • Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
  • Cranston Family Center
  • Cranston Fire Department
  • Cranston Historical Society
  • OneCranston Health Equity Zone
  • Rotary Club of Cranston


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