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.

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
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, please call 401-767-4132.

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