RI.gov R.I. Government Agencies | Privacy Policy |

Public Library Construction Funding

1965 - Present
 Year 
Library Community Total Cost State Federal Total
State/Federal
1965
Winn Hall DSLS Providence $143,785 $75,600 $68,185 $143,785
1965
Westerly Public Library Westerly $386,821   $135,000 $135,000
1965
Greenville Public Library Smithfield $88,725 $44,300   $44,300
1965
Hope Library Scituate $42,138 $20,000   $20,000
1965
Oak Lawn Branch Cranston $29,000 $14,000   $14,000
1965
Portsmouth Free Library Portsmouth $29,300    $14,300 $14,300
1965
East Greenwich Free Library East Greenwich $82,056 $17,800 $21,226 $39,026
1965
Rogers Free Library Bristol $9,354 $3,900   $3,900
1965
TOTAL   $811,179 $175,600 $238,711 $414,311
1966
Robert H. Champlin Memorial West Warwick $305,805 $6,760 $143,640 $150,400
1966
Pawtucket Public Library Pawtucket $150,000   $75,000 $75,000
1966
Tyler Free Library Foster $11,158 $3,300   $3,300
1966
Greenville Public Library Smithfield $10,000 $5,000   $5,000
1966
Oak Lawn Branch Cranston $9,000 $4,500   $4,500
1966
Hope LIbrary Association Scituate $5,619 $2,000   $2,000
1966
Middletown Free Library Middletown $20,000 $10,000   $10,000
1966
Westerly Public Library Westerly $73,439 $15,000   $15,000
1966
TOTAL   $585,021 $46,560 $218,640 $265,200
1967
Newport Public Library Newport $923,552 $347,229 $102,771 $450,000
1967
Mount Pleasant Branch Providence $135,843 $20,000 $47,575 $67,575
1967
South Providence Branch Providence $66,556 $33,278   $33,278
1967
Providence Public LIbrary Providence $207,623 $5,507 $95,657 $101,164
1967
TOTAL   $1,333,574 $406,014 $246,003 $652,017
1968
Cross Mills Public Library Charlestown $32,129 $15,240   $15,240
1969
Anne Ida Fuller Branch East Providence $108,699 $2,000 $48,000 $50,000
1969
Rumford Branch East Providence $67,831 $1,000 $29,000 $30,000
1969
George Hail Free Library Warren $4,000 $2,000   $2,000
1968
TOTAL   $180,530 $5,000 $77,000 $82,000
1970
Jamestown Philomenian Library Jamestown $144,393 $4,000 $67,000 $71,000
1970
DSLS Providence $42,950 $22,248 $20,702 $42,950
1970
TOTAL   $187,343 $26,248 $87,702 $113,950
1971
Central Falls Free Public Library Central Falls $55,000 $1,000 $26,500 $27,500
1972
Harris Institute Library Woonsocket $900,000 $346,519 $103,481 $450,000
1973
North Kingstown Free Library North Kingstown $1,300,000 $540,561 $109,439 $650,000
1974
Cumberland Public Library Cumberland $700,000 $180,223 $144,777 $325,000
1975
Arlington Branch Cranston $150,000 $75,000   $75,000
1975
Portsmouth Free Public Library Portsmouth $150,000 $75,000   $75,000
1975
TOTAL   $300,000 $150,000 $0 $150,000
1976
Warwick Public Library Warwick $750,000 $375,000   $375,000
1977
Middletown Free Library Middletown $540,000 $270,000   $270,000
1978
George Hail Free Library Warren $85,000 $42,500   $42,500
1979
Lincoln Public Library Lincoln $720,000 $360,000   $360,000
1979
Pawtucket Public Library Pawtucket $2,500,000 $1,250,000   $1,250,000
1979
TOTAL   $3,220,000 $1,610,000 $0 $1,610,000
1980
Central Falls Free Public Library Central Falls $178,400 $89,200   $89,200
1984
Central Falls Free Public Library Central Falls $259,224 $89,200   $89,200
1984
Clark Memorial Richmond $237,978 $118,989   $118,989
1984
TOTAL   $497,202 $208,189 $0 $208,189
1985
Cranston Public Library Cranston $1,900,000 $950,000   $950,000
1985
North Scituate Public LIbrary North Scituate $564,384   $282,192 $282,192
1985
TOTAL   $2,464,384 $950,000 $282,192 $1,232,192
1986
Barrington Public Library Barrington $2,352,499 $1,100,750   $1,100,750
1986
Tiverton Public LIbrary Tiverton $55,197   $30,000 $30,000
1986
East Smithfield Public Library Smithfield $197,967 $20,000 $83,792 $103,792
1986
Harmony Public Library Glocester $275,000 $137,500   $137,500
1986
Cross Mills Public Library Charlestown $300,450 $150,225   $150,225
1986
Westerly Public Library Westerly $22,427   $11,213 $11,213
1986
TOTAL   $3,203,540 $1,408,475 $125,005 $1,533,480
1987
North Providence Public Library North Providence $3,108,037 $1,250,000   $1,250,000
1987
Providence Public Library Providence $10,000,000 $5,000,000   $5,000,000
1987
TOTAL   $13,108,037 $6,250,000 $0 $6,250,000
1988
William H Hall Library Cranston $1,824,856 $661,550 $210,066 $871,616
1988
North Smithfield Public Library North Smithfield $796,429   $370,500 $370,500
1988
TOTAL   $2,621,285 $661,550 $580,566 $1,242,116
1989
Oak Lawn Branch Cranston $217,299   $90,500 $90,500
1989
South Kingstown Public Library South Kingstown $1,186,997 $572,500   $572,500
1989
Hope Library Scituate $537,004 $268,502   $268,502
1989
TOTAL   $1,941,300 $841,002 $90,500 $931,502
1990
Portsmouth Free Library Portsmouth $1,278,678 $625,000   $625,000
1990
Greenville Public Library Smithfield $1,824,804 $894,287   $894,287
1990
Olneyville Branch Providence $417,757   $209,028 $209,028
1990
Westerly Public Library Westerly $7,920,135 $2,349,864   $2,349,864
1990
East Providence Public Library East Providence $1,850,000 $925,000   $925,000
1990
Auburn Branch Cranston $884,143 $440,000   $440,000
1990
TOTAL   $14,175,517 $5,234,151 $209,028 $5,443,179
1991
West Warwick Public Library West Warwick $2,380,719 $1,189,000   $1,189,000
1991
Cross Mills Public Library Charlestown $96,854   $42,500 $42,500
1991
Robert Beverly Hale Public Library South Kingstown $299,105 $14,746 $127,374 $142,120
1991
TOTAL   $2,776,678 $1,203,746 $169,874 $1,373,620
1992
Jamestown Philomenian Library Jamestown $1,368,271 $684,136   $684,136
1992
Providence Public Library Providence $303,856   $146,420 $146,420
1992
TOTAL   $1,672,127 $684,136 $146,420 $830,556
1994
George Hail Free Library Warren $20,000   $10,000 $10,000
1994
Providence Public Library Providence $99,328   $49,664 $49,664
1994
Harmony Public Library Glocester $225,000   $112,500 $112,500
1994
TOTAL   $344,328 $0 $172,164 $172,164
1995
Providence Public Library Providence $261,342   $86,362 $86,362
2000
Cranston Central Library (1994*) Cranston $930,213 $459,836 $0 $459,836
2000
Kingston Free Library (1995*) South Kingston $1,040,442 $104,668

 $0

$104,668
2000
North Kingstown (1999*) No. Kingstown $1,570,000 $500,000 $0 $500,000
2000
TOTAL   $3,540,655 $1,064,504 $0 $1,064,504 
2001
Warwick Public Library (1998*) Warwick $6,545,000 $2,250,000 $75,000 $2,325,000
2001
Cumberland Public Library (2000*) Cumberland $5,488,853 $2,200,000 $65,380 $2,265,380
2001
TOTAL   $12,033,853 $4,450,000  $140,380 $4,590,380 
2002
Newport Public Library Newport $7,243,200 $3,270,000 $0 $3,270,000
2003
Island Free Library New Shoreham $1,791,991 $797,995 $0 $797,995 
2003
Woonsocket Harris Public Library Woonsocket $3,895,442 $1,920,153 $0 $1,920,153 
2003
Portsmouth Free Public Library Portsmouth $718,785 $338,149 $0 $338,149
2003
TOTAL   $6,406,218 $3,056,297  $0 $3,056,297 
  
2005
Hope Library Association Scituate $404,800 $144,800 $0 $144,800
2005
So. Providence Branch Library Providence $3,152,495 $992,795 $0 $992,795
2005
Rochambeau Branch Library Providence $5,320,693 $2,098,921 $0 $2,098,921
2005
Middletown Public Library Middletown $1,509,935 $750,050 $0 $750,050
2005
East Greenwich Free Library East Greenwich $2,088,587 $936,056 $0 $861,019
2005
TOTAL   $12,476,510 $4,922,622 $0 $4,922,622
2006
Exeter Public Library Exeter $1,291,649 $645,825 $0 $645,825
2007
Riverside Branch Library East Providence $1,712,263 $792,441 $0 $792,441
2007
Barrington Public Library Barrington $1,321,228 $641,706 $0 $641,706
2007
TOTAL   $3,033,491 $1,434,147 $0 $1,434,147
2009
Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library Burrillville $8,111,387 $3,681,721 $0 $3,681,721
2010
Rogers Free Library Bristol $9,914,415 $3,889,270 $0 $3,889,270
2012
Westerly Public Library Westerly $9,914,415 $3,889,270 $0 $3,889,270
2016
Tiverton Library Services Tiverton $10,277,713 $4,060,003 $450,000 $4,510,003
TOTAL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
$133,341,969 $55,764,158 $3,704,744 $59,468,902
PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL
STATE > 41.82% 2.78% < FEDERAL

Note:  Year indicates the year in which reimbursement began or begins. Amounts indicate the capital portion of the state share, and do not include the cost of borrowing the state share, which is also reimbursed.

*Projects completed or begun while program was suspended 1990-1998. Funded under new regulations adopted December 1998.