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Summer Reading Program 2024


Check out all of our Summer programs in our booklet

This year the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) and CollegeBound Saver have launched a  giveaway as part of 2024 summer reading program at participating public libraries across the state. The sweepstakes, which runs from June 1 to August 31 will award four $529 college savings accounts to Rhode Island children and young adults aged 18 or younger. Additionally, each winner's local public library will receive $500 toward future reading programs. When children participate in the summer reading program at their local public library, parents, grandparents, or guardians can enter each child for the sweepstakes by filling out the entry form at collegeboundsaver.com/read

Learn more about the sweepstakes here. Para información en Español.


Pawtucket Library Summer Challenges for Children and Teens
Para información en Español.

  • Sign up online to join one of the challenges. The program is free. You’ll just need to create an account to get going! You can also sign up at the library.
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  • Log your Reading and Challenge Activities online to be eligible for some great prizes!• The Children’s Challenge: for ages 6-12• The Preschool Activity Log: for ages 0-5• The Teen Challenge: for ages 13-18 
  • Reach your goal and enter to win the prize basket of your choice!

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Download the free Beanstack Tracker from your app store and keep track of your reader’s progress on your mobile device.

Here’s a bit more information about each of the challenges.

The Children’s Challenge - Children read nine (9) hours or more during the summer. They can read on their own or with family and friends and log their time as they go. All reading counts, including whole books, chapters, magazines, comics, graphic novels, audio books, e-books, and anything else that has a title and an author! If you reach the goal, you’ll receive two virtual raffle tickets to enter for the prize basket you like best that will be awarded during our end of summer event on August 11 at 11:00 a.m. (Readers do not have to be present to win). 

Earning prizes - After three (3) hours that you have read you will earn a small prize and a raffle ticket for a prize basket. After six (6) hours read you will earn another raffle ticket, and a coupon for a fun local activity. Once you read nine (9) hours you will earn two raffle tickets and a coupon for a free Wendy's Frosty. 

Preschool Activity Log - These early literacy activities are a great way to engage with children. After every three (3) activities are completed your child will earn a small prize and a raffle ticket for a prize basket. After six (6) activities are completed your child will earn another raffle ticket, and a coupon for a fun local activity. Once you have completed nine (9) activities you will earn two raffle tickets and a coupon for a free Wendy's Frosty.  A paper Preschool Activity Log is available from the Children’s Library or download a copy of the preschool log here!

This year we are giving away:
(click on the picture to learn more about what is included in each basket)

Arts and crafts2024   Babies and toddlers2024
Arts & Crafts Basket                                 Babies & Toddlers Basket

Games2024    Sleepover 2024  
Games Basket                                             Sleepover Basket

Spy   Summer Fun 2024 - Copy   
Spy Basket                                                        Summer Fun Basket


The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local support includes the Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library, and the Pawtucket Library’s Caidin Fund.

For more information, contact the Children’s Librarian at 401-725-3714 x233 or click here.

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