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FY2016 Rhode Island Public Library Annual Survey Now Open
Public libraries can now begin completing the survey. Workshops are being held in July. All public library staff who work on the survey are encouraged to attend.

OLIS Move Nears Completion
OLIS staff have moved to the second floor and have phone and email service as of July 11. While a few items still need to be attended to, the office is up and running.

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.

OLIS Continuing Education: Spring 2016
The spring CE session offers 21 programs featuring Media Smart Libraries, youth and adult services, services to print disabilities and homebound patrons, infographics, and more.