SUMMER READING

Our program runs Monday, June 27 through Monday, August 22. There will be special prizes, programs, and incentives to keep readers engaged during the summer holiday. This year’s theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Path; join the Library in exploring nature, wildlife, reading, music and more this summer!

 

READING CHALLENGES

Little Readers Challenge (Babies-PreK)

Complete 18 out of 22 early literacy challenges and you'll be entered to win a prize basket! To participate, sign up online using Beanstack (Beanstack guide below)

Summer Reading Challenge (K-Gr 5)

Read 5 books to complete your challenge and maybe you'll win a reader's prize basket! Extra books and challenges increase your chances of winning! To participate, sign up online using Beanstack (Beanstack guide below). 

Tween & Teen Reading Challenge (Gr. 6-12)

Read 3 books to complete your challenge, and maybe you'll win a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble or Out of Print! Read more and complete challenges to increase your chances of winning. Earn free books along the way. Happy reading! (Beanstack guide below).

*NEW* Adult Summer Reading Challenge 

Read three books this summer and you'll be entered to win a prize! To participate, sign up online using Beanstack (Beanstack guide below).

Guide to Using Beanstack

We have a new online program for you, powered by Beanstack. Beanstack is a web and mobile application used to track your reading and activities. You will earn badges in addition to your prizes.

  1. Sign Up: Got to louttitlibrary.beanstack.org. Register an Individual or Family, or sign in if you have an account. When registering a family, you will enter adult sign-up information first, then add the reader sign-up information. Add all your family members from 0-18! You will see the Challenge for the reader you are signing up.

  2. Log Reading & Activities: Start logging your reading and activities! Using a web browser? Look in the top left corner for the log button. Who are you logging for? Reader’s name appears under Log button. Click on drop-down arrow to change reader. You can add another reader from here too.

  3. Earn Badges & Prizes: As readers work through their challenge, they’ll earn badges and tickets to collect prizes!

  4. Here is a summary about how to put in your tickets in Beanstack:

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.

LITTLE READER PROGRAMS

Outdoor Storytime | Mon @ 10:30 (Starting June 27)

Join Ms. Stephanie for stories, songs and bubbles! Recommended for ages 2-6, families welcome!

 

PJ Storytime | Wed July 20 @ 6:30

Wear your PJs and enjoy a beary special evening storytime! Registration Required. To register, email Ms. Stephanie. (Ages 2-6)

 

Messy Munchkins | Fri July 8, 22, Aug 5 & 19 @ 10:30am

Each week we'll play with different supplies and materials to create art! Registration Required. To register, email Ms. Stephanie. (Ages 3+)

 

Fiddle 'N' Fun | Mon, Aug 1 @ 10:30am

Fiddle 'N' Fun is an interactive musical event that will have everyone singing and dancing! Recommended for ages 2-7, families welcome!

 

Touch A Truck | Thur, Aug 11 @ 11am

Check out all the trucks of West Greenwich! Families welcome. Rain date: Tues, Aug 16 @ 11am

 

Storywalks | All summer long!

Check out the the trail behind the library and read a story as you walk. We'll update the stories through the summer.

 

Kids Take Home Craft: New crafts every Thursday! First come, first served. Ages 3+

Visit Youth Programs for more information on our programs!

 
 

KIDS PROGRAMS

BOOK CLUBS

Registration is required for all book clubs. We will meet outside, in the pavilion behind the library. Participants in all youth book clubs will receive a free copy of the book. To register, email Ms. Stephanie.

Elementary Graphic Novel Club Gr. 3-5

Wed, July 13 at 2 p.m.

We'll discuss the graphic novel Camp followed by a craft.

Early Reader Book Club (Gr. 1-2)

Wed, Aug 3 at 2 p.m.

We'll read and discuss the book A Friend for Dragon followed by an activity.

Kids Read Across RI Gr. 4-6

Wed, Aug 10 at 2 p.m.

We'll discuss the book How to Win a Slime War and then make slime.

NATURE AND SCIENCE PROGRAMS WITH DENISON PEQUOTSEPOS NATURE CENTER

For grades 2-5, registration required; to register, email Ms. Stephanie.

Kid's Guide to Tree ID | July 7 @ 10:30 a.m.

Learn about the trees around us and the animals who make their homes in them. You'll even meet a few!

Construction Zone: Beavers at Work | July 14 @ 10:30 a.m.

Learn about these amazing engineers, meet some animals that live with beavers, and build your own beaver dam!

Reading the Map | July 21 @ 10:30 a.m.

Learn how to read trail signs and use a paper map and compass. Then we'll get outside and try it out!

Woodland Animals | July 28 @ 10:30 a.m.

Encounter the woodland animals that could be your neighbors on a camping trip!

 

This series is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ART LABS

Join Ms. Kristen from The Creative Space to create cool art work! These classes will be in person and supplies will be provided to each participant. Sessions are held Tuesdays @ 2 p.m. Registration required. To register, email Ms. Stephanie.

Kids Art Labs Gr. 3-5:

July 5: Collage Mask

July 19: Beaded Wall Hanging

July 26: Nature Print Collage

Kids Art Lab Gr. 1-2:

June 12: Unconventional Watercolors

Visit Youth Programs for more information on our programs!

 

 TWEEN & TEEN PROGRAMS

BOOK CLUBS

Registration is required for all book clubs. We will meet outside, in the pavilion behind the library. Participants in youth book clubs will receive a free copy of the book. To register, email Ms. Stephanie.

Tween Book Club Gr. 6-8

Wed, July 27 at 2 p.m.

We'll discuss the RIMSBA title Alone followed by an activity.

Teen Book Club Gr. 9-12

Thurs July 28 at 2 p.m.

We'll discuss One of Us is Lying followed by an activity.

ART LAB

Creative Art Journals Parts 1 & 2 (Gr. 6+) |Tues, Aug 2 & 9 @ 10:30 a.m. (Note: This is a 2 part class!)

Design your paper, then bind it into a journal! To register, email Ms. Stephanie.

NATURE JOURNALING

Learn the practice of recording surroundings, feelings and observations inspired by nature! We'll explore our town's unique surroundings and set out to capture it in our journals. Participants will receive a starter journaling kit! Mon at 1:30 p.m. on June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 15, Aug 29 (Note: This is an adult program, open to teens age 16+, email Anna-Therese to sign up!)

TEEN TAKE & MAKES

We'll have new take and make kits available to take home every two weeks on a first come-first served basis. Dates for new kits: July 5, July 19 and Aug. 2 For Gr. 6+

Visit Youth Programs for more information on our programs!

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

The Rhode Island 39 Club

Author talk & book signing! | July 19 @ 6:30pm

Book & Film Club

Still Alice, by Lisa Genova | July 12 at 6:30pm

Title TBD | Aug 9 at 6:30

 

Friday Crafts with Michelle

Seed Art | July 22 @ 1pm

Birdfeeders| August 19 @ 1pm

 

Krafts with Kathy

Sun Printing| August 30 @ 11am

 

Nature Journaling: Learn the practice of recording surroundings, feelings and observations inspired by nature! We'll explore our town's unique surroundings and set out to capture it in our journals. Mon at 1:30 on June 27, July 11, July 18, Aug 1, and Aug 15

 

Yoga for Adults

Wednesdays @ 6 pm

 

Yoga for Seniors

Mon & Fri @ 10:30 am

Registration Required for all adult programs. Email louttitlibrary@gmail.com too reserve your spot! Visit Upcoming Events for more program information!

Summer Reading Program Support

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.