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March 15, 2018

LORI Delivery Items Count
The OLIS-LORI Delivery Items Count will take place from Sunday, April 8 through Saturday, April 14.

March 14, 2018

LBRI to Welcome ALA-WO
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.

March 9, 2018

2018 RI Children's Book Award Winner and 2019 Nominees Announced
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.

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03/22/2018 10:38 EDT
March is Telecommunications Access Awareness Month recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). By being aware of the needs of deaf or hard of hearing library users, library employees can make a difference in thier patrons experience and perception of the library as a welcoming space for everyone. Library employees are often not aware […]
03/14/2018 10:07 EDT
[March 13, 2018] ALA Announces The Great American Read grant opportunity Public libraries may apply for grants to host public programs around the PBS series The Great American Read, an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us, the American […]
03/08/2018 16:49 EST
ALA issued the following regarding the Future of Libraries Fellowship call for proposals: CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries invites applications for its Fellowship program. The Future of Libraries Fellowship will provide an individual or group with a stipend of $10,000 to advance new ideas and perspectives for the […]

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03/08/2018 14:41 EST
Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Islandâs One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 16th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of the 2018 award winner The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, DB 87441 and if you missed it, check out the RARI 2017 award-winner Just Mercy by Bryan […]
03/01/2018 12:30 EST
The Library of Congressâs National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) 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 […]
02/20/2018 12:29 EST
After 38 years with the State of Rhode Island, Andrew Egan, the Regional Librarian for the Talking Books program has retired. Many of you came to know Andy well and his commitment and dedication to the service of the visually impaired and physically handicapped will be long remembered. We all wish Andy an enjoyable and […]

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