LORI Delivery Items Count
[March 15, 2018] The OLIS-LORI Delivery Items Count will take place from Sunday, April 8 through Saturday, April 14.
LBRI to Welcome ALA-WO
[March 14, 2018] ALA-WO guests to speak at the Library Board of Rhode Island meeting on Monday, March 19. Members of the library community are invited to attend.
2018 RI Children's Book Award Winner and 2019 Nominees Announced
[March 9, 2018] The 2018 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner is Wish by Barbara O'Connor! This year 109 schools and libraries submitted votes from 6,597 students in grades 3-5 who read at least 3 titles from the list of 20 nominees.
NLS Launches Video Promotion for Talking Books
[March 8, 2018] The Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) has launched a major outreach campaign to educate the public about the free services it provides to U.S. residents with visual impairments and other disabilities. Through the RI Talking Books Library (TBL), qualified RI residents can apply to the program by filling out an Application.
Studio Rhode Phase II Grant Winners Announced
[March 2, 2018] The Office of Library & Information Services, together with the Office of Innovation, is pleased to announce that Adams Public Library in Central Falls, Greenville Public Library, Providence Community Library and Warwick Public Library are the winners of Studio Rhode Phase II grants.
LORI Resource Sharing Procedure Review, March 6 & March 28
[March 2, 2018] We are offering 2 repeated sessions, 3/6 and 3/28, of "LORI Resource Sharing Procedure Review" in March. There will be in-depth presentation on the most effective way to locate materials in HELIN libraries and all things resource sharing. Come learn/refresh about LORI ILL or to help answering questions about your library.
Registration Open for Reading Power Mini-Conference
[February 28, 2018] Join us on April 4th for the first Reading Power mini-conference, sponsored by the Afterschool Leadership Circle and the Office of Library and Information Services. Reading Power is a day-long professional development event bringing together afterschool professionals and youth services librarians to address the literacy and learning needs of children in grades K through 5.
NLS Launches Television and Radio Commercials (video)
[February 28, 2018] The Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) has launched a major outreach campaign to educate the public about the free services it provides to U.S. residents with visual impairments and other disabilities. Watch the video and visit the new OLIS,
E-Rate: Funding Year 2018 Discount Rates
[February 20, 2018] E-Rate Discounts for Funding Year 2018. Discounts based on the most recent District LEA Report from the RI Dept of Education.
Proposed State Aid to Libraries 2019
[January 23, 2018] The Governor's proposed budget includes level funding of state aid to libraries in fiscal year 2019.
2018 LORI Certification and Annual Update
[January 22, 2018] OLIS is accepting LORI membership renewal and new applications January 22 through March 22, 2018.