The Woonsocket Harris Public Library is pleased to announce that Beanstack, our new online summer reading book recording system for grades K-12, will begin on Monday July 6th. Simply go to to find the Beanstack link and register. You can record the books you have read and write a summary while earning online badges and real life prizes. Free prizes will be geared to the readers grade level and may include books, bookbags, stickers and bookmarks, a mystery prize, and grab and go activity kits. All prizes will be distributed by contactless curbside pickup by appointment only with the children's or teen librarians.


Our summer reading theme this year is "Imagine Your Story." To get everyone in the magical mood we have magician "The Great Baldini" presenting a recorded virtual magic show on our Facebook page beginning at 11am Monday July 6th.


Don't forget our regular virtual shows air 4pm every weekday on our Facebook page at 


Monday--Booktalking with teen librarian extraordinaire and Ms. Gabby talking about topics of interest to teens and adults

Tuesday  -- Princess and Pirate Stories and Songs

Wednesday--Conversations with Ed and Solitaire on Fantasy, Mythology , Science Fiction and more

Wednesday--Stories and Songs with Anne Marie Forer of Tunes and Tales for Tots and Family Music

Thursday--Crafts with Ms. Gabby and Ms. Chris

Friday--STEAM science adventures with Ms. Gabby and Ms. Chris


To reach the children's department for summer reading questions call 401-767-4122 to reach the teen desk call 401-767-4132.

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