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Summer Reading: Summer Reading 2017

Schools and districts:

  • Block Island Note:  check the tabs on the page for reading assignments for the grade you are entering

You are also encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Foster Public Libraries.

  • East Greenwich

You are also encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Foster Public Libraries.

  • Newport schools partner with the Newport Public Library to promote summer reading programs there; readers will be encouraged to participate in the Newport Public Library's programs and activities.   (2016)
    • Summer reading for Kids  (grades K-6)
    • Summer Reading for Teens (grades 7-12)
  • Tiverton Middle School  word document (2016)- This year’s program will focus on the theme of Tolerance. Grades 5 and 6 will have the choice of either
    Rules by Cynthia Lord or Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. Grades 7 and 8 will choose between Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine or The Wave by Todd Strasser.
    The Kick Off for the program will be Tuesday, June 14th with a fundraising book fair at Barnes & Noble in the Dartmouth Towne Center, 392 State Road, Dartmouth, MA.  
    Book fair vouchers are available at
    Tiverton Middle School and The Tiverton Public Library.  
  • Westerly High School - Summer Reading Suggestions




    Wonder/Connect, Question/Focus, Investigate/Learn, Prepare/Analyze/Synthesize, Express/Create/Communicate, Reflect/Assess  (2017)

  • Westerly Middle School (2016) - take the Bulldog Challenge !  Read 2 or more books and use evidence from those books about real-life heroes to create a project to answer the question:  "What does it mean to be a hero?".  You can read a book from either the RI Children's Book Award or RI Teen Book Award lists or look at the Bulldog Challenge for more suggestions.  Bring in your projects to the library in September, and get an outdoor lunch pass.  If we meet our participation goals, Principal Fusco will dress up like a superhero for a day!

   BookLynx will be adding titles from your lists to our shared eBook collection !


Their are 16 Rhode Island schools (5/23/2017, in green) participating in the Challenge:

  • Bernard F Norton Elementary School
  • Broad Rock Middle School
  • Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School
  • Centredale Elementary School
  • Charlestown Elementary School
  • Cumberland Hill Elementary School
  • Exeter-West Greenwich Schools
  • Fogarty Memorial Elmentary School
  • Francis Elementary School
  • Greystone Elementary School
  • Halliwell Memorial Elementary School
  • Howard Hathaway Elementary School
  • International Charter School
  • La Perche Elementary School
  • Lippitt Elementary School
  • Marieville Elementary School
  • Melville Elementary School
  • McGuire Elementary School
  • Orlo Avenue Elementary School
  • Park Elementary School
  • Paul Cuffee Charter School
  • Peace Dale Elementary School
  • Potter Burns Elementary School
  • Richmond Elementary School
  • Robert F Kennedy Elementary School
  • Sarah Dyer Barnes School
  • Saylesville Elementary School
  • Sherman Elementary School
  • St. Philip School
  • Stadium Elementary School
  • Stephen Olney E S
  • Wawaloam Elementary School
  • West Glocester Elementary School
  • Whelan Elementary School
  • Wyman Elementary School

The Rhode Island Center for the Book invites you to join 2017 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island for Rhode Island’s statewide One State, One Book initiative for students in grades 3-6. Kids Reading Across Rhode Island is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services’ Summer Reading Program.


Summer reading for librarians - Check It Out !!!

and the many others on Joyce's list ...


More suggestions:  Send your suggestions via email to, and we will post them here !  Have a great summer - reading.



We're linked in the Providence Journal Summer Guide.  Check it out on page 87 !