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July 16, 2018

FY 2018 Rhode Island Annual Public Library Survey Now Open

July 13, 2018

Library Futures Series: Engaging Community with the Harry Potter Alliance and the Project for Public Spaces
Join us for this second event in our Library Futures Series, as we explore creative ways to engage your community. We'll be joined by the Harry Potter Alliance and the Project for Public Spaces, two organizations that have innovative approaches to building community and inspiring grassroots change.

July 11, 2018

Mock Newbery 2019
Mark your calendar for 2019 RI Mock Newbery discussion meetings and check out the first reading list.

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07/10/2018 11:40 EDT
Bryant University Library, Cranston Public Library and Westerly Public Library are among the six libraries selected for the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian funded program EXCITE Transformation for Libraries project of the Connecticut State Library. All teams will meet for in-person training on September 11-13, 2018; November 6-8, 2018; and February 5-7, 2019 at […]
07/05/2018 12:07 EDT
Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians Date and Time: August 7, 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Where: Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 Fee: $149.00 The editors of School Library Journal present a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity Training for Librarians. This immersive, interactive day of learning will focus […]
07/02/2018 15:21 EDT
Microsoft announced a program to provide grants to school and public libraries to launch Mixed Reality (Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality) programs in educational settings. The Limitless Libraries grant will provide selected libraries with two Windows Mixed Reality headsets and accompanying computers, as well as staff training, marketing assistance, ongoing support and other resources. Middle and high […]

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07/20/2018 10:57 EDT
If you are having difficulties using BARD, you may find answers to your questions on the National Library Services website for Frequently Asked Questions About BARD.  Members may also call the Talking Books Library at (401)574-9310 Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm or email us at talking.books@olis.ri.gov for assistance.
07/12/2018 14:19 EDT
Have you at times wondered “where are my books”?  If you have chosen to receive books from your “Request List Only”, you must be sure there are requests/titles in your list or nothing will be sent out by the system.  Also, there may not be any hard copies of your title(s) available on the shelf […]
07/06/2018 16:06 EDT
Free U.S. currency readers are available from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The reader denominates U.S. currency using voice, tone and pulse. The reader does not authenticate notes. The reader is fast, lightweight and uses AAA batteries. They are available to any U.S. citizen who has low-vision or is blind. You may apply […]

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