Welcome to the Kids & Tweens Library!

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Welcome to the Kids & Tweens space!

We offer a wide collection of books and multimedia materials for children from birth to sixth grade. Be sure to check out our collection of materials for parents and caregivers, covering everything from feeding to toilet training.

Enjoy a dynamic and engaging hands-on play space for our youngest patrons. Blocks, games, puzzles, and building materials are available for exploration and learning.

Our Tween space is a special area just for kids from grades four through six. Here, tween patrons can relax in their own space to read or enjoy the Wii or Switch gaming consoles.

We offer a fun variety of programs and activities throughout the day, afternoon, and evening for kids, tweens, and families alike! Please check out our upcoming events below or visit the library's events calendar here.

If you have any questions, be sure to contact the Children's Librarian, Mel Fricchione, at mfricchione@westerlylibrary.org or the Tween Librarian, Ben Green, at bgreen@westerlylibrary.org.

To reach the Kids & Tween space, please call 401-596-2877 ext. 316.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Scroll down to see our EVENTS and access useful Databases.


Summer Reading is off and running!

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Sign up for summer reading, receive a free book, and chances to win exciting prizes!

Check out our summer events; every event you attend counts for a prize ticket!

Children's Program:

  • Sign up and track your reading with our paper packet.
  • Log your reading all summer long!
  • Need more reading logs, come see us at the Children's Desk!

Tween Program:




Check out our new Kindergarten Gear Up Program!

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Kindergarten Gear Up is an 8 session program that prepares kids and caregivers with the skills needed to be prepared for kindergarten. This program is for children entering kindergarten for Fall 2024.


Find more information and register here! https://www.westerlylibrary.org/event/kindergarten-gear


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