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2017 Mock Newbery Discussion
Mark your calendars for 2017 RI Mock Newbery discussion meetings and check out the long list of nominated titles.

All-Star Summer Reading Finale
On August 23, 46 All-Star Readers took to the field at McCoy Stadium to celebrate the grand finale to the 2016 Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!"

OLIS Continuing Education: Fall 2016
The Fall CE session offers 19 programs featuring resource sharing, library data, social media, youth and adult services.

E-rate: Update on Invoicing and Payment Processes
Note the important new processes to receive E-rate reimbursement for funding year 2016.

Enacted State Aid to Libraries FY2017
State aid to libraries has been increased by $900,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016.

Spring 2016 LORI Delivery Items Count Results
43,053 items were transported in the OLIS-LORI Delivery system during the week of April 25, 2016.

Thomas Viall Receives RILA Citation of Merit Award
Thomas Viall, Chair of the Library Board of Rhode Island, was awarded a Citation of Merit by the Rhode Island Library Association at the Association’s annual conference on May 27.

2016 Summer Reading Program
Summer readers, children and teens, visit your local public library this summer and discover new books and presentations by summer reading program educators and artists.