Summer blast-off


The William Hall Library was ground control for the 90 children who took part in the kickoff for the Cranston Public Library’s summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.”

Activities included a remote-control obstacle course, a photo booth, alien mask drawing, a temporary tattoo station, space games and an “anti-gravity machine” – more commonly known as a bounce house.

A total of 230 children have signed up for the summer reading program so far, and there is room for more children to register and enjoy and learn at all the programs.

“If it weren’t for the library summer programs, my kids would go crazy. They love to read, they love all the programs. Even as they get older, they always look forward to library days. They are always competing against each other to complete their reading logs first,” mom Emily Parker said.

To learn about the summer reading program or any of the library’s programs, visit

(Text and photo by Pam Schiff)


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