East Greenwich Free Library

Knowledge is Priceless

82 Peirce St., East Greenwich, RI 02818

(401) 884-9510

Mon - Thu: 10am - 8pm
Fri - Sat: 10am - 4pm

Summer Reading Program

2017 Summer Reading Program

East Greenwich Explorers club

 Sign-ups begin on Saturday, June 24th


No book reports will be accepted on this day!  They begin on Monday, June 26th.

for children ages 4 – 12

runs through Saturday, August 5th

SUMMER Reading Explorers Club REQUIREMENTS

Bigfoot, Gnome, Loch ness monster, Unicorn, Dragon … catch them all during the summer of 2017!  Participants need to read 5 books; however, NO BOOK REPORTS ARE REQUIRED!  After reading book #1, the child will receive a reading Log.  Each time a book is finished, the child will come to the library and tell a children’s librarian or a volunteer the title, and it will be written in the Log.  This will be repeated 5 times until all books have been read and recorded.  The child will receive stickers and discount coupons or free admission passes to different educational places.  Children will also receive a raffle ticket for each book read.  Raffle drawings will be held each Saturday beginning July 8th, until awards night.  Each child who finishes the reading program will also receive a free PawSox ticket to a specified game.  Additional tickets to that game can be purchased through the PawSox.

All books must be read and recorded by Saturday, August 5th.

REMINDER: Books may not be reported on after 5 pm on the nights of performances at the library

OPTIONAL: The children may draw pictures, hand in a written report, or bring in any type of art work related to their summer reading.  During the month of August, these will be displayed in our Howard Silverman Community Room.  Also, for children who would enjoy giving an oral report, TUESDAYS will be set aside for this purpose.


 Summer Reading Events and Performances

Children ages 4 – 12 and families welcome

Come early for a good seat!


Wednesday June28th 6:00 pm Dave Marchetti – Animal ExperienceS

Wednesday July 5th 6:o0 pm Pete’s Dragon – movie screening

 Wednesday July 12th 6:00 pm Ray Ward – Bwana Iguana

 Wednesday July 19th 6:00 pm Eric fulford – Comics

 Wednesday july 26th 6:00 pm Mad Science

 Wednesday August 2nd 6:00 PM Russ Desimone - Magic

 Our Summer Reading Program Awards Open House night will take place Wednesday, August 9th.

Parents and children are welcome to stop by the library between 4 – 6:00 pm to view the children’s artwork on display, receive a certificate, free book, and an E.G. explorers club button, and enjoy some light refreshments.

 Other Programs

Stop into the Children’s Room During the summer for a variety of activities including

 explorers club bingo, coloring pages, simple crafts, puzzles, and story ideas.

Visit the Children’s Room, the East Greenwich Free Library website http://eastgreenwichlibrary.org/, and the Facebook page throughout the summer for additional programs, Movies, and drop-in crafts.


 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 RI Children’s and Young Adult Librarians, and the Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library.