Passport to Summer Learning 2021

This summer the Passport to Summer Learning has gone virtual.

Here’s what’s happening:

  1. Track your summer reading at Beanstack. Each time you read 20 minutes, sign in and log your time. You will earn badges and be entered to win prizes! Complete the Summer Reading Challenge by reading 20 minutes a day for 40 days and be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.
  2. Have fun with Passport to Summer Learning TAKEAWAY BAGS! These STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) themed activity bags are available weekly June 22 – Aug 14 through curbside pickup at any library in Providence.
  3. Visit our Passport Partners virtually to experience their unique offerings. Click on their logo below for online tours, activities and programs. As the state reopens, you may even be able to visit them in person!
  4. Find ideas for more summer learning at the Providence Public School Department Summer Learning website.

PVD Beanstack Tutorial – English

When you engage in enriching activities together, you are helping your child build skills needed to be happy, healthy and successful in school. Families that spend time together build special bonds that support achievement in many areas of life. So use this Passport to add fun and adventure to your summer plans.

Passport Sites

Visit us at our temporary home while we reimagine the library building on Empire Street. You may even catch some of us out in the city - creating at makerspaces, singing at storytimes and teaching technology classes.
Visit the State House virtually! We have created several short videos (3-10 minutes) about the State House and each of its beautiful rooms. Watch one, or watch them all. And we hope to see you in person when the State House reopens to the public!
Join us this summer at the Providence Community Library for daily fun, great books, and special free performances! Earn prizes for reading 20 minutes every day.
As leaders in conservation and animal care, we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places.
We have developed links to all kinds of fun learning activities and games. Simply click on the tab, look for the link for the grade level your child will be entering in September and explore the options available to you and your child throughout the summer. Start with one activity a day to start and see where it goes from there!
A partnership between the Mayor’s Office, Providence Healthy Communities, Providence Parks, Providence Recreation, Providence Public Schools, and Providence Arts, Culture and Tourism increasing access to high quality, affordable, safe, educational, creative summer programs for students in Providence.
We inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration in imaginative hands-on exhibits and creative daily programs. Discover the swirling, whirling ways of water, investigate the playful power of air, explore a two-story climbing maze, and more.
Free summer programs include Providence PlayCorps engaging kids in Joslin, Bucklin, General St, Billy Taylor, Harriet & Sayles, Wallace St and Father Lennon/Camden Ave parks; Storytimes to Inspire; Smaller Sights and Sounds performances, and Fitness in the Parks! Look for our new Little Libraries in selected parks.
Teams of trained play facilitators are a consistent presence at neighborhood parks throughout Providence. They provide activities and materials to engage neighborhood children in physically active play, improving the overall safety of the parks while encouraging more children to take advantage of free, nutritious summer meals. By working in neighborhood parks, PlayCorps fills the gap when school is out to ensure that Providence youth are safe, active, fed, and healthy over the summer.
The John Brown House is one of the oldest and grandest houses in Providence. Come and experience what life was like in the 18th century, and learn how Providence became the city that it is
Your neighborhood farmers markets are the best place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Stop by the Welcome Table to stamp your passport and complete a scavenger hunt as you learn about the parts of a plant!
The RISD Museum is southeastern New England's only comprehensive museum of art. Stop by the lobby desk and pick up a special activity guide to explore the museum through stories, games, and more.
Located in Roger Williams Park, the Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only public planetarium. First Saturday of the month is free admission for Providence residents.
The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy (DPPC) is a public-private partnership formed to preserve and revitalize Providence’s historic downtown core by transforming it into a lively, cohesive and prosperous economic and cultural center through the development and management of exceptional public spaces.

Passport Locations


Providence Public Library
Location Category: Libraries
150 Empire St. Providence, RI, 02903
Fox Point Community Library
Location Category: Libraries
90 Ives St. Providence, RI, 02906
Knight Memorial Library
Location Category: Libraries
275 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI, 02907
Mt. Pleasant Library
Location Category: Libraries
315 Academy Ave. Providence, RI, 02908
Rochambeau Library
Location Category: Libraries
708 Hope Street Providence, RI, 02906
Smith Hill Library
Location Category: Libraries
31 Candace Street Providence, RI, 02908
South Providence Library
Location Category: Libraries
411 Prairie Ave. Providence, RI, 02905
Wanskuck Library
Location Category: Libraries
233 Veazie St. Providence, RI, 02904
Washington Park Library
Location Category: Libraries
1316 Broad St. Providence, RI, 02905
Olneyville Library
Location Category: Libraries
1 Olneyville Square Providence, RI, 02909
Rhode Island State House and Library
Location Category: Libraries
82 Smith St. Providence, RI, 02903


Water Parks & Pools

Farmer's Markets

Cultural Attractions


Online Learning Activities

We have developed links to all kinds of fun learning activities and games. Simply click on the tab, look for the link for the grade level your child will be entering in September and explore the options available to you and your child throughout the summer. Start with one activity a day to start and see where it goes from there!

Passport Partners

A special thank you to the following for their support of Passport to Summer Learning.