Prescott Library at Wheeler School

Prescott Library at Wheeler School


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The Prescott Library:
An N-12 Library which Promotes Reading, Encourages Intellectual Curiosity, Collaborates in Teaching, and Fosters 21stC Information Literacy Skills!

Operating as usual

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 09/14/2022

We are so excited to begin another school year!! During our 1st week of school Kindergartners became royalty, first graders were affirmed as beautiful bright stars and 2nd graders collaborated to create a space where they feel seen and heard! Here’s to lots of curiosity, books and learning!

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 05/23/2022

Took a ride on the Peace Train with my 1st graders. A song written over 50 years ago by Cat Stevens and made into a picture book illustrated by

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 04/19/2022

4th graders getting ready for the Annual Battle of the Books!! We’re so excited!

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 03/30/2022

2nd graders love fun read alouds. I welcomed them back with Aaron Reynolds’s Creepy Pair of Underwear. They made even creepier ones!!

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 03/09/2022

Using the book Between the Lines Pre K tries to imagine a world without color and it turns out, they simply can’t because they’ll miss the rainbows and they like having different skin colors and they don’t want us and everything to be the same color because that’s boring.

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 02/08/2022

And sometimes we just read!!


1st graders explore the domestication of cats. They’re creating a scene of a cat’s life in the wild or in the home.


And we’re back! We’re starting the year with our Caldecott study. We’ll be anticipating Youth Media Award Announcements!!


From our library to yours and from our community to yours. Give Thanks
Just a few titles that our K-2nd grade students have enjoyed and used to inspire thankfulness.

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 11/12/2021

Last class with Pre K before the Thanksgiving break. Bear Gives Thanks seemed appropriate. Pre K friends shared being grateful for family, their school and their pets.

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 09/29/2021

2nd grade explores informational nonfiction while learning the importance of working as a team to present an idea.


We never get tired of seeing readers reading in a reading space.

Photos from Prescott Library at Wheeler School's post 05/10/2021

Wheelers vaccination clinic wasn’t in the library, but we are so excited it happened, we can’t help but share pictures!! 😷


Yesterday Gov. Raimondo challenged us to read every day and tomorrow Online Classes begin. Looking for a book? Here’s a great place to start! 08/22/2019

NAIS - Student Health & Well-Being: How Libraries Can Create Safe Spaces

Great way to start the year! Teens bring their brand of spirited energy to a library, including an abundance of chatter, hidden snacks, and their unaltered selves. When they enter through the doors, teens often shed the exterior armor they have donned for their parents, teachers, coaches, and peers. Libraries have long bee...


Wheeler 6th graders voted! Great choice! Can a bully really change just because he has amnesia?

Our 2019 results are in!! Thank you to all the schools and libraries that participated!! Our winner is Restart by Gordon Korman!

If you'd like a Winner Sticker, we can send them through ILL or you can pick them at the Cranston Central Library.
Please contact us via [email protected] to make arrangements.

Next, our 2020 list is now officially available on our website! Please go to to check out our new list!

Lastly, we are looking for SIX NEW committee members!! Please join our committee! Look for the application, coming soon! 11/26/2018

What Parents Need to Know About Project-Based Learning

Food for thought. By Breanna Reynolds - As a parent, you’ve probably heard the buzz about “project-based learning.” Here's what you need to know.


Introducing our new Library Aide Ms. Kathy, feel free to stop by any of the Libraries and say Hi!


Getting to talk about books with the people who make them!

A great campus visit with author/illustrators Selina Alko and her husband Sean Qualls for our Prescott Library's Celebration of Reading today. Students from Nursery - Gr. 7 were able to see the artwork and hear about some of their favorite books such as "The Case for Loving" and "Two Friends." Thank you to our Wheeler Parents Association for making the day possible.


Ask Prescott: Access, Inquiry, Literacy at Wheeler School

Update: We have a new blog and it's worth reading! Posted by WheelerSchoolLibraryri October 05, 2017 The Quahog Cup, let the Reading Begin.... The 6th graders are off to an enthusiastic start, reading twenty-five books selected by the 6th grade team and Ms Smith for the first ever Quahog Cup Challenge. Students are asked to read at least ten of the…


Looking forward to welcoming this creative husband-and-wife team to our campus this month!

Our Parent Association and the Prescott Library present a Celebration of Reading October 13 for Grades Nursery - 7. Our special guests this year are authors/illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. We look forward to sharing more from their day with us!


September is the perfect month to celebrate the library as we head back to school!


Microfilm can be an amazing thing...

It happens, often, that while a librarian is looking for one index entry, s/he is stopped dead by an article like this! This can lead to a microfilm lunch hour.... The Providence Journal, September 15, 1945. 06/13/2017

2016-2017 Prescott Library Annual Report

Here's our latest video of highlights from the 2016-2017 school year! A quick overview of what the library did over the past school year.


On Friday 5/26 the Lower Shool Library had 612 overdue books... We're down to 433!!!
179 Books were returned today!!!
We're hoping to get the number down to 0!


It's the beginning of May and Lower School students are reading to the finish line!!! Students are totally nuts about reading!!!


Battle Cheer 2010

The Battle of the Books is tomorrow. Here is an oldie but a goody from 2010--this year's Junior Class.


Fun w/ Lois Ehlert's Color Zoo 04/13/2017



Are We Taller than an Emperor Penguin?
I don't think so, but some day we will be


The Lower School Library is already gearing up for Rooster Games 2018!! This book is on the Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee List!! Mrs. Williams is already rooting for it!!! 03/07/2017

Spring Reading GRAB A BOOK AND GO!!! Ms. Williams has put together a suggested list of books for students in Early Childhood to enjoy over the spring...

Displays and Bulletin Boards 2016-2017 03/02/2017 02/01/2017

The Coretta Scott King Awards

The library is excited to highlight CSK Award winners during Black History Month! The Coretta Scott King Awards The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually by the American Library Association to outstanding... 01/31/2017

Alternative Facts and Fake News – Verifiability in the Information Society « Library Policy and Advocacy Blog

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Yesterday Gov. Raimondo challenged us to read every day and tomorrow Online Classes begin. Looking for a book? Here’s a ...
Battle Cheer 2010




216 Hope Street
Providence, RI

Opening Hours

Monday 7:45am - 4pm
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Tuesday 7:45am - 4pm
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