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Summer Reading: Summer Reading 2020 (update in progress)

Check out the digital audio books available in Project Read.

Log in with your school library username and password.  

You can also check out the other eBooks and digital audio books that your school has available at  Choose your state (Rhode Island) and then start typing the name of your school.  Choose your school, and click on Go !  Sign in with your school library username and password to read and check out eBooks and audio books.

Schools and districts:

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

Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Nominees 2020

What are you in the mood for reading?

Grades 9 and 10 will be reading The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds. 

Also available as a digital audio book (must be logged in to Open or Check it out). 

Grades 11 and 12 will be reading Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

Also available as a digital audio book (must be logged in to Open or Check it out).


Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominations (2020) 

  • Exeter/West Greenwich

Metcalf School   (2018)

grades 7-12   (2018)

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

  and many others...

Grades 5 and 6

 Grades 7 and 8

West Warwick


  • Westerly High School (2019) - In honor of Westerly, Rhode Island’s 350 th anniversary, the WHS Bulldog Nation Summer Reading Book Selection is Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R. A. Scotti

For information regarding summer learning and the dreaded summer slide, check out The Case for Summer Learning: Why Supporting Students and Families All Year Is Vitally Important by Sarah Pitcock as well as the other resources listed on the American Federation of Teachers site at

If your school library also eBooks in its catalog from World Book and/or subscribes to OverDrive, these eBooks are also available to students during the summer.  Find your school library at  You can limit your search in the library's catalog to eBooks by using the drop-down list on the main catalog page. 



This year’s 10-week Summer Read program runs from June 6 – August 15 with 30 free and simultaneous use juvenile and young adult ebooks, select audiobook and Read-Along options.

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The 10th annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island program kicked off at the State House on Saturday, May 4, 2019 where Molly Brooks, author of the graphic novel Sanity & Tallulah signed books, fielded questions from the KRARI Jr. Press Corps, and addressed children and adults in the Governor’s State Room. This program, offered by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services in partnership with the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, encourages students across the state in grades 4 through 6 to read the same book, and engage in community discussions and programs. This year’s selection is Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks.

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.