Virtual Rooster Games

*Registration is closed, but please email if you have questions*

Participating Public Libraries are hosting a virtual Rooster Games via Zoom for any young people in grades 3-5 who are reading the Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees.

Your friendly librarian hosts will challenge you to rounds of trivia questions based on this year's nominees. To maximize your fun, we recommend reading 5-10 of the nominees (or more!). See the list here. 

The event will take place Thursday, March 4, at 6:30 PM.



The Rooster Games are held at schools across Rhode Island, and resources related to the games are shared between school librarians. Starting in 2018, the Cranston Public School librarians collaborated with the public library to host a city-wide Rooster Games, and this year participating public libraries are offering a virtual version. 

Most Rooster Games involve teams rotating between stations where they have to match quotes, objects, and illustrations with books from the past year's RICBA nominees. They may also complete puzzles, answer trivia questions, act out charades, and do other fun activities related to the books. The winning team gets the most correct answers, and prizes may be awarded in other categories. 


 The Rhode Island Children's Book Award started in 1990 as a joint project of the Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association (RISC/IRA), the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA), and the Rhode Island Educational Media Association (RIEMA) under the coordinationship of the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). Many public schools in Rhode Island encourage students in grades 3-5 to read at least 3 of the nominated titles and vote on the one they like best. These votes are collected and counted at the state level, and the school with the most participation gets to host the author of the winning title. 


Libarians from Cranston Public Library, East Providence Public Library, Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library in Burrillville, Warwick Public Library, Woonsocket Public Library, Ashaway Elementary School, Burrillville Public Schools, and Woonsocket Public Schools helped plan this year's Virtual Rooster Games. Thank you!