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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Adventures Booklist

Hatchet

Age 9+  By Gary Paulson

An amazing adventure of a boy surviving the wild after a plane crash leaves him stranded.

 

Refugee

Age 9+   By Alan Gratz

This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

 

Holes

Age 10+  By Louis Sachar

Find out how a family curse leads to  a detention center and digging holes.

 

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Age 8+  By Scott O’Dell

A romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache.

 

My Side of the Mountain

Age 8+  By Jean George

Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.

 

The Wild Robot  (Series)

Age 8+ By Peter Brown

This sweetly quirky fish-out-of-water tale will have readers contemplating questions about life, death, consciousness, and artificial intelligence.

 

 The Inquisitor's Tale:

Age 10+ By Adam Gidwitz

An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure.

 

The Wishing Spell  (The Land of Stories series)

Age 8+ By Chris Colfer

Fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

 

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Age 8+ By Grace  Lin

A stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore.

 

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Age 10+  By Kelly Barnhill

An enchanting tale, with a kind witch and the magic of the moon.

 

Alex Rider (Series)

Age 10+  Anthony Horowitz

A great action adventure series .

 

The Magic Misfits (Series)

Age 8+  Neil Patrick Harris

This book has adventure, suspense, excitement and magic.

 

Spy School (Series)

Age 9+ By Stuart Gibbs

Hilarious adventures of Spy school 

 

The Borrowers (Series)

Age 7+ by Mary Norton

A great classic magical adventure series that everyone should read.

 

Doldrums (Series)

Age 8+ By Nicholas Gannon

A dreamy charmer of a book, full of clever wordplay that practically demands it be read.

 

Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink

Age 8+  By Tod Olson

Hard to put down true story of survival.

 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Series)

Age 8+  By Chris Grabenstein

A sleepover at the library but the only way to get out is by solving a puzzle.

 

Surrounded by Sharks

Age 9+  By Michael Northrop

Davey is afloat in the ocean and the sharks are circling him. Will his family find him in time?

 

The Scandal (Theodore Boone Series)

Age  8+  By  John Grisham

Teachers cheating on standardized tests, and Theodore Boone is going to get to the bottom of it.

 

Tunnels  (Series)

Age 8+ by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

A story of an outcast boy, his eccentric dad, and the scary underground world they discover through secret TUNNELS.

 

The Jolly Regina (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters Series)

Age 8+ by Kara LaReau

The adventure begins when the girls are kidnapped by all-female pirates.

 

Maze of Bones (39 Clues Series)

Age  9+  By Rick Riordan

Siblings team up to try and solve a family mystery.

 

The Ranger's Apprentice (Series)

Age 10+ by John Flanagan

A great fantasy adventure series with heroes and villains that will keep you reading and wanting more.

 

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Age 8+ by Robert Beatty

A blend of history, mystery, and magic, in this series.

 

Beast Quest #1: Ferno the Fire Dragon

Age 8+ Adam Blade

One boy's journey to help his village becomes a quest to save the kingdom.

 

The Isle of the Lost A Descendants Novel, Vol. 1

Age 9+   By Melissa De La Cruz

Disney lovers and fairy-tale fans alike will love to get their hands on this book.

 

I.Q (I.Q The Series)

Age 10+ By Roland Smith

Adventure, suspense, humor, fascinating characters, and plot twists galore will draw middle-graders to this series starter.

 

The Last Kids on Earth

Age 8+  By Max Braller

Young zombie fans will love this new series that has all the oozing (by the zombies) and heroism (by the kids).