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8th Annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island
The 8th annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island program kicked off at the State House on Saturday, May 13th. Authors Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan were at the lively event that included traditional Indian dance, a visit from Paws, and activities from public libraries and RI organizations.

OLIS Welcomes New Adult Services Coordinator
We are pleased to announce that Nicolette Baffoni has joined OLIS as the new Adult Services Coordinator.

Inclusion Strategies for a Diverse Community
Learn about innovative programs at local libraries that focus on serving people who are homebound or have physical challenges such as low vision, blindness or other challenges.

LSTA Funding and RI Libraries
The proposal to eliminate the Institute for Museum and Library Services would have a significant impact on RI libraries.

2018 RI Children's Book Award Nominees
The 20 nominees for the 2018 RI Children's Book Award have been announced.

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.