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Reading Relay
Support Literacy in Rhode Island ~ Make a Day of It!
Sign up your school, library, bookstore or book discussion group to take part in the statewide reading of Wish You Well on Friday, May 9th. The relay kicks off at the State House at 9:00 am with RARI's Honorary Co-chairs Lt. Governor Charles J. Fogarty and Barbara Morse of NBC - 10 as guest readers, with a special appearance by the author himself, David Baldacci. The book will be read in half-hour increments during the day at different venues across the state and finishes at Cardi's Furniture in West Warwick at 7:00 pm, with David Baldacci reading the last section of the novel, Today.

Join the Reading Relay. Invite a guest reader to read aloud a section of Wish You Well to help celebrate literacy & reading. To sign up for one of the open time slots listed below, call Stephanie Chausse at
455-8087 or [email protected]


Please join us at any of the venues below. David Baldacci will be at the Statehouse at 9:00 am and Cardi's in W. Warwick at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
Reading Relay Sign-up
Relay Time Name of Site Book Section Guest Reader(s)
9-9:30 am Statehouse Author's Note Chapters 1 & 2 David Baldacci, Barbara Morse NBC 10, Lt. Gov. Fogarty
9:30-10   Chapters 3, 4  
10-10:30 Cov Middle School Chapters 5, 6  
10:30-11 EWG  Jr. Sr. High Chapters 7, 8, 9  
11-11:30   Chapters 10, 11  
11:30-12 George Hail Free Library  Warren Chapters 12, 13  
12 noon-12:30 Fox Point Library Chapters 14, 15  
12:30-1pm   Chapters 16, 17  
1-1:30 Warwick Veterans High School Chapter 18, 19  
1:30-2 North Smithfield Public Library Chapters 20, 21  
2-2:30 Cumberland Public Library Chapters 22, 23  
2:30-3 Cranston Senior Center Chapters 24, 25, 26  
3-3:30 Greenville Public Library Chapters 27, 28 Ron Machtley, President Bryant College
3:30 4 East Prov. Pubic Library Chapters 29, 30, 31  
4-4:30 Lincoln Public Library Chapters 32, 33  
4:30-5   Chapters 34, 35  
5-5:30   Chapters 36, 37  
5:30-6   Chapter 38  
6-6:30   Chapter 39  
6:30-7   Chapter 40  
7-7:30 Cardi's - West Warwick Today David Baldacci