Our Programs in the Community
The Book Bag Project
The Book Bag Project was created in March 2020, to ensure that children could still have access to books when school buildings were closed, or school was entirely remote.
The program has evolved to serve families at meal sites, food pantries and social service nonprofits around Rhode Island. Sites include: PPSD Grab & Go Meal Sites, The Genesis Center and Progreso Latino Food Pantry. Contact us for more information.
The Books Are Wings' team looks forward to being back in person at community events when it is safe to do so. We miss connecting with children and families at the Car Show in Central Falls, the Smith Hill Block Party, Fringe Festival, Rhode Island’s Heritage Festival, and many more.
These events can take place at neighborhood block parties, summer festivals, back-to-school carnivals, or any place where children and families are gathering.
Books Are Wings will work to build up these types of events again as more schools go back to in-person learning, and communities safely open up. Contact us for more information.
Books Are Wings' summer programs help to ensure that kids have access to literacy activities and books to help prevent summer learning loss. These programs typically run from June to August in local parks and recreation centers, these offerings help support children in continually practicing reading skills.
Please check back regularly for updates on summer 2021.