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Innovate! Navigate! and Engage!
Innovate! Navigate! Engage! Three OLIS CE programs that will impact your library’s operations.

E-Rate: Funding Year 2017 Discount Rates
E-rate discount information for funding year 2017. Some libraries have different rates for category 1 and 2 applications.

Legislative Updates
Legislation introduced in the RI General Assembly that affects libraries is posted as it becomes available.

Public Library Funding Formula Study
The Library Board of Rhode Island has adopted the report of the State Aid Funding Formula Review Committee. The full report and supporting data is now available.

Voting for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award Now Open
The time has come for your students and patrons to vote for their favorite book among the RI Children’s Book Award nominees for 2017! School and public libraries are invited to submit their results by March 6.

Governor's Proposed State Aid to Libraries
The Governor's Proposed Budget for 2018 includes level funding of state aid to libraries.

OLIS Continuing Education: Spring 2017
The spring CE session offers 16 programs featuring community building, youth and adult services, services to individuals with physical disabilities or other challenges, library management, and more.

Rhode Island Mock Newbery Award Winner Announced
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 children's librarians and school librarians gathered to vote for the year's most distinguished children's book.

2017 LORI Certification and Annual Update
OLIS is accepting LORI membership renewal and new applications January 16 through March 15, 2017.

FY2016 Public Library Statistics Available
The FY2016 Public Library Annual Survey data is now available in a number of reports. The reports cover public library revenue, expenditures, library visits, usage and much more.