Mohr Library 2019 Summer Reading Program

Dedicated to Andrew Greene

Summer Reading Registration Begins

Monday, June 24th from 11:30 am to 5 pm

Tuesday, June 25th from noon to 5 pm

Wednesday, June 26th from 10 am to 5 pm

Thursday, June 27th from 10 am to 5 pm

Friday, June 28th from 11 am to 5 pm

Saturday, June 29th from 11 am to 5 pm

Register for Summer Reading, enjoy several self-directed craft projects for children and parents to do together, and play with thousands of LEGO bricks.

Ages 4 and up with a grown-up.

You can also register anytime during the summer or online.

How the reading program works:

Children from infants to 12 years old can sign up for summer reading starting on June 24.

Children who complete our reading log by reading or listening to books, e-books, magazines, graphic novels or audio books throughout the summer and attending library programs will receive:

  • a free book,
  • 10 raffle tickets,
  • an ice cream party invitation,
  • a variety of incentive coupons (free or reduced admission to the Providence Children's Museum, Roger Williams Zoo, and other attractions), and
  • a certificate of completion.

Registration for Summer Reading begins on Monday, June 24.

The deadline for submitting completed reading logs is Wednesday, August 7

Sing and Dance with Mr. Rowland!

Tuesdays June 25 and Aug. 13 at 10:30am

All ages with a grown-up. No need to register.

Magic Show with Russ De Simone

Thursday, June 27 at 6:30

A 45 minute, high energy magic show which combines audience participation and comedy with good ole family fun! Free tickets will be available on Monday, June 24.

Read to Teddy

Our furry friend Teddy and his handler Ms. Pinto will join us to listen to stories read by children.

Mon. June 24, 11:30-1:30pm

Tue. June 25, 12-2pm

Wed. June 26, 10am-12

Wed. Aug. 7, 10:30 to 11:30

and Aug. 14, 10:30 to 11:30

The Museum of Natural History presents From The Earth to the Moon

Wed. July 10 at 10:30am

This family fun program includes engaging hands-on activities to learn about our Earth and its nearest neighbor in space! Make craters, learn about moon phases, and more!

Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences

Thursday July 11 at 6:30pm

Hands on fun with a variety of reptiles and some small mammals. You can meet, pet and even hold Pixie Stick the snake, Dora the turtle, Indigo the lizard, as well as fifteen of their good friends. Free tickets will be available on Monday, July 8th.

RIMOSA presents Across the Universe in a Stomp Rocket

Wed. July 17 at 10:30am

Young Engineers will reverse-engineer a rocket! We will brainstorm, design and build our own stomp rockets from simple household materials and then we will BLAST them off!! Please register.

Circus Dynamics

Thursday, July 18 at 6:30pm

In this fun and fast-paced circus variety show topics like the sun, the planets, the moon, gravity, light waves, and the vastness of space will be explored with hula hoops, juggling balls, spinning plates, slinkies, and more! Free tickets will be available on Monday, July 15th.

The Society of Women Engineers presents Be an Engineer

Wed. July 31 at 10:30am

A series of engineering challenges for children and their grown-ups to do together.

Mobil Quest

Thursday, August 1 at 6:30pm

An "out of this world" STEAM experience for families with children in Gr. 1-5. Visit 6 Space Stations to code an alien robot, engineer a space shuttle, complete a circuit to light up the moon and more. Free tickets will be available on Monday, July 29th.

Weekly Children's Programs

Saturdays in June from 11 am to 3:30 pm

Mondays, July 1st- Aug 11th, 11:30 am - 3:30pm and

Fridays July 5th to Aug. 16th, 2 pm to 5 pm

Family Drop-in Crafts - several self-guided projects for children and parents to do together. Ages 3 and up with a grown-up.

Tuesdays, July 2nd - August 6th at 10:30 am

Toddler Tuesdays - stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their grown-ups. No need to register.

Tuesdays, July 2nd to August 6th at 2 pm

Space Art and Science for students in grades 1 to 5. Please register.

Wednesdays, July 3rd to August 7th at 10:30 am

Rockets and Science - A variety of STEM programs. See highlights above. Grades 1 and up.

Thursdays, June 27th to August 8th, from 9:30 am to 11 am

Lego Club - come play with our 10K+ Legos. Bring a friend or make a new one. Ages 5 and up with a caregiver

End-of-Summer Ice-Cream Party

Thursday, August 8th at 6:30pm

Raffles, hula hoop demonstration, and hands-on play. This event is by invitation only for children who have completed Mohr Library's summer reading program and their families.

The statewide 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 Mohr Library and generous gifts in memory of Andrew Greene.