Let the Summer Festivities Begin!

A World of Activities and Events to Explore

Calling all kids and parents! Summer is here and the West Warwick Public Library is launching into our most exciting reading program yet. This season, we'll be adventuring past the stars themselves into space and beyond! While you are hard at work completing your summer reading, the cadets at the library space station have prepared dozens of challenges and prizes, activities, clubs, special events, visits from wondrous guests, and so much more. You'll pilot rocket ships, meet aliens and robots, go stargazing, learn about our solar system, and all the other fantastical things space has to offer. Visit the Youth Department to start signing up today!

To access a printable version of our summer newsletter, and for more links to helpful information, click here to visit our Kid’s Resources page.

Ongoing Events

Monday, July 8 - Thursday, August 15

FREE Summer Lunch Program

Kids and teens 18 years old and under can score a FREE lunch each day, Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, July 8. Lunches are served at NOON until about 12:45 PM. Sponsored by Sodexo, the company that also supplies our town's school system's lunch program.

Special Events

Tuesdays in July, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Interactive Fun

A Mobile Quest Space Station will be available for kids ages 5 - 10 on July 9. Circus Dynamics is for ALL ages on July 16 where you can see just what it takes to juggle and perform beginner's tricks. Then, prepare to get rowdy with Fiddle 'n' Fun music for ALL ages on July 26.

Library Field Trips

Families Meet us at Locations

Three Fantastic Places to Learn

The library has three field trips planned for August. Advanced registration is required. Families will be traveling to the location to meet library staff and other attendees. We will be visiting Thundermist Garden on August 7 at 10:00 AM, West Bay Farm on August 14 at 10:00 AM, and the CCRI Observatory on August 14 at 8:00 PM. Please call (401) 828-3750 x 2 to register or for more information on each place.

Weekday Fun!

Monday through Thursday, Select Times

Starting Monday, July 8 at 10:00 AM, each day this summer has select activities, events, and clubs for kids to participate in. These events occur each respective day until Thursday, August 8. Most events do not require registration unless otherwise noted but feel free to contact the Youth Department at (401) 828-3750 x 2 for additional information. In addition, most events can be enjoyed by most young age groups unless otherwise noted. Click the specific day below to learn more about what’s in store during that day!

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Family Music (ages 0 through 6)
  • 11:00 AM – NOON: Library Playgroup
  • NOON – 12:45: FREE Summer Lunch Program (ages 18 and younger)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Board Games
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Reading Buddies Times
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Math Enrichment (grades 4 – 8, registration required)
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Summer Ballet (ages 4 – 8, registration required)
  • 11:00 AM – NOON: Legos & Blocks Times
  • NOON – 12:45 PM: FREE Summer Lunch Program (ages 18 and younger)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:¬†Board Games
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00: Reading Buddies Time
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Sensory Playtime (ages 0 – 5)
  • NOON – 12:45 PM: FREE Summer Lunch Program (ages 18 and younger)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Board Games
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Reading Buddies Time
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Space Station Science Club (Grades 1 – 4, registration required)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Summer Storytime (ages 2 – 5)
  • 11:15 AM: Kids Read Across RI Bookgroup (Grades 4 – 6, registration required)
  • 11:15 AM – NOON: Library Playgroup
  • NOON – 12:45 PM: FREE Summer Lunch Program (ages 18 and younger)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Board Games & Reading Buddies