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2024 Summer Reading Program for Adults

Connect with your library this summer and discover new books, programs, and hands-on activity kits. Designed for all ages, this year's summer reading program will feature the idea and practice of conservation. Conservation as a movement focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity. Look for the slogan "Read, Renew, Repeat" in libraries statewide!

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This year’s Summer Reading Program begins on June 22nd!

  • Read books

  • Write reviews for the books you've read

  • Add the book with your review tucked inside to our Summer Reading display

  • Earn raffle tickets every time you write a review

  • Earn raffle tickets by attending library programs

  • Enter your tickets to win fun prizes from local businesses!

Endangered Animal Paint Night Series

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June 25 @ 6pm | Giant Panda

July 11 @ 6pm | Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

July 23 @ 6pm | Hawksbill Sea Turtle

August 1 @ 6pm | African Penguin

Join Youth Services Librarian Michaela and Adult Services Librarian Meredith for our summer 2024 Paint Night Series! During each session, they'll lead the way in painting an endangered animal while sharing fascinating insights about each creature. With your permission, the completed masterpieces will be put on display in the library for up to two weeks, showcasing your talent to the Warren community.

All necessary supplies will be provided.

Refreshments, including beverages and light snacks, will be served to keep your creative juices flowing. This event is for ages 13 and above, fostering a welcoming environment for teens and older family members alike to bond over creativity and conservation. Registration opens two weeks prior to each session, so mark your calendars and secure your spot in this unique artistic adventure! Register for the June 25th session here.

 

**Participants will earn raffle tickets for Summer Reading prizes and Conserve and Protect buttons**

Audubon Society Presents: Composting 101

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June 27 @ 6pm

Audubon Society of RI naturalists share their wealth of knowledge in Composting. Have you ever wondered about starting a compost system, but just weren’t sure how to go about it? This introductory class will cover all the steps of generating this dark, rich and FREE fertilizer right at home. From choosing the ‘set up’ that is right for you, to adding compostable materials and tending your ‘pile’, this class will take you from start to finish, dispelling the myths and eliminating the pitfalls of this easy, eco-friendly way of recycling your organic waste.

Sign up now!

Making your Yard a Pollinator Oasis

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July 25 @ 6pm

As a member of the RI Beekeepers Association, Maryann Rodrigues will share her experiences as a novice beekeeper, supported by RIBA. She will also share various reading recommendations, her renewed commitment to gardening with more native plants, and how repeating pollinator gardens throughout the state can rewild our supportive habitats. The presentation will include an overview of plants, resources, and practices that support pollinators of all types. You will leave with a basic understanding of making your yard, large or small, an oasis for pollinators.

Sign up!

George Hail Free Library's Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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