Adult Programs

Summer Reading 2021

Adult Summer Reading Program / All Branches

June 28 - August 14
All Branches
Adults, ages 18+

Join us for summer fun at the library!

As an adult, you can participate in the summer reading program by logging books read online, or on paper entry slips. Paper slips can be picked up at any library branch. To keep track online, click here to register. You can also download the free Beanstack app from the Google Play or Apple store. 

At the end of the program, grand prize winners will be chosen from a drawing!

Email Britta at with any questions regarding the adult program.

The statewide Rhode Island 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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Author Talk with Dr. Michael Fine / Virtual

Thursday, August 19, 7 PM
Location: Zoom

Join us on Zoom as Dr. Michael Fine discusses his new book, The Bull and Other Stories

Michael Fine is a writer, community organizer, family physician and author of Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and  Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time and Abundance, a romantic thriller set in Rhode Island in the aftermath of the Liberian Civil Wars of 1989-2020. His new book The Bull and Other Stories is out now. 

To register and receive the Zoom invite link, email Britta at

During the Library closure due to Covid-19, our online resources are still available for reading and research: 

Ocean State Libraries E-Zone: downloadable books, audiobooks, movies. Any valid Ocean State Libraries card will work, and you can download up to 8 items at a time. 
Hoopla: downloadable books, audiobooks, movies, tv series, comics, and music. You need a South Kingstown Public Library card for Hoopla, and you get 3 checkouts per month.
AskRI.orgmagazines, language-learning, auto repair, consumer health, and lots more.
Book Sizzle: Book lists, "Books on the Air", author interviews, and more. Updated weekly.
Virtual Tech Help

If you have a tech and/or reference question, or would like to learn a new skill, email our reference librarian Britta at to set up a phone call. Please put "Tech Help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.

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Thinking of joining a Book Group?
We have options for you at each of our 3 locations! - Many of these are now being held virtually!

Peace Dale Library: Evening Book Group, meets 1st Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Peace Dale Library: Afternoon Book Group, meets 2nd Fridays at 2 PM
Kingston Free Library: Brown Bag Book Group, meets 1st Thursdays, 12:15-1:15, except July
Kingston Free Library: Beyond Words Book Group, meets 2nd Wednesdays at 7 PM, except July and August
Kingston Free Library: A Readable Feast, meets 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Robert Beverly Hale Library: Bookmarks, meets last Thursday of the month, September--May