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Book Bag Project Update

To support distance learning efforts, Books Are Wings created the Book Bag Project, a project that is able to serve the entire state community while our regular programming is suspended. In the process, our dedicated team of staff, volunteers and partner organizations have created a new way for Books Are Wings to support the community. […]

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Read to Celebrate Pride Month!

June is Pride month. This month celebrates the amazing contributions of the LGBTQI+ community, while also acknowledging the struggles, discrimination and violence they have faced in the fight for equality. On their website, GLADD shares that “The majority of Pride events are held in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New […]

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New Summer Books

Summer is just around the corner, and school will be wrapping up in a few short weeks. The summer provides lots of opportunities for trying new activities, spending time outdoors and reading the latest books and novels. Libraries are opening back up for in-person browsing later in the summer, but many are already doing curb-side […]

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Book Bag Project Updates

To support distance learning efforts, Books Are Wings created the Book Bag Project, a project that was able to serve the entire state community when Governor Raimondo announced the April Reading Challenge: #rireadsathome. Executive Director Jocelynn White conceived of the Book Bag Project as a way to stay connected with students and their families while the organization’s […]

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Get Caught Reading!

May is Get Caught Reading Month, and we’re asking you to share the moments when you’re reading! With schools closed for in person learning through this school year, one of the most important things you can do as a family is read together! Whether you read a book first thing in the morning, on your […]

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National Cartoonist’s Day

National Cartoonist’s Day offers us the chance to celebrate different styles of books. Celebrated on May 5th, this unique day is a wonderful opportunity to explore many different styles of books and how they are illustrated. Not all books have pictures and some books only have pictures. While we often see cartoons in the newspaper, […]

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National Tell A Story Day

April 27th is National Tell A Story Day. This unique holiday is celebrated by storytelling, reading as a family and by creating your own stories. With families at home, now is the perfect time to be sharing stories, especially those that elder members of your family might tell about your family’s past or culture. Here […]


National Library Week

Access to books is critical for children. According to the Department of Education’s study Access to Reading Materials, “While less than 15 percent of students with between 0 and 10 books scored proficient in 2015, 50 percent of students with more than 100 books did. The data and research are clear – children who have access to print reading materials […]

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RI Reads At Home!

To further support families in distance learning, RIDE and the Governor’s office have created “RI Reads At Home: April Reading Challenge.” This team has challenged “all students in Rhode Island to read for at least 20-60 minutes every single day in the month of April.” The recommendations for reading minutes by age level are as follows: […]