The Rhode Island Center for the Book brings literature to life through engaging, multiplatform programs, promoting the importance and fun of reading, serving to instill a lifelong love of reading and learning for all Rhode Islanders. We provide free books, programming and workshops.
To do this, we need your support!
To donate by check, please send your donation to:
RI Center for the Book
72 Rumstick Rd
Barrington, RI 02806
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How is your donation used?
Here is an example from our 2018 Reading Across RI Program (RARI):
In 2018, we distributed 2,000 books to 35 schools and 29 libraries. 350 people attended our State House Kick off and 11 libraries will hosted free KRARI workshops this summer.
“I’m thrilled to be the 2018 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Honorary Chair. This program brings together students and families from all over Rhode Island to engage with a book that not only has wide appeal, but also encourages important discussion. As we work towards our goal of doubling the number of 3rd graders reading at grade-level, I’m excited to see the impact of this statewide program.” — 2018 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Honorary Chair, Governor Gina M. Raimondo
The multi-sensory exploration of each book, provided by Kids Reading Across Rhode Island programming, allows children to engage with the theme with their entire selves, increasing their understanding and creating a vibrant statewide community of readers. –Cheryl Space, Director, Providence Community Library