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News Archive 2017

LORI Library Delivery May Be Delayed March 10
Library delivery will proceed as usual, including libraries where their neighborhood schools are closed today, Friday, March 10. We are expecting some delay due to weather and poor road conditions. Your patience is appreciated.
[March 10, 2017]

No LORI Library Delivery Monday, Feb. 13
Due to inclement weather, there will be no library delivery on Monday, February 13.
[February 12, 2017]

State Offices Closed Februrary 9
OLIS will be closed on Thursday, February 9 due to winter storm Niko.
[February 8, 2017]

No LORI Library Delivery Thursday, Feb. 9
Due to the weather forecast of an impending snow storm, there will be no library delivery on February 9th.
[February 8, 2017]

Legislative Updates
Legislation introduced in the RI General Assembly that affects libraries is posted as it becomes available.
[February 1, 2017]

Public Library Funding Formula Study
The Library Board of Rhode Island has adopted the report of the State Aid Funding Formula Review Committee. The full report and supporting data is now available.
[January 30, 2017]

StudioRhode: Next Generation Library Challenge
On January 23, Governor Raimondo announced a challenge to libraries to reimagine their role as a digital community hub. Libraries may apply to become the site of the first StudioRhode.
[January 25, 2017]

Next Generation Library Workshop
A workshop to help libraries reimagine how their library delivers services as part of the Studio Rhode Challenge grant project. Applicants are required to attend while the workshop is open to all.
[January 23, 2017]

Rhode Island Mock Newbery Award Winner Announced
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 children's librarians and school librarians gathered to vote for the year's most distinguished children's book.
[January 19, 2017]

2017 LORI Certification and Annual Update
OLIS is accepting LORI membership renewal and new applications January 16 through March 15, 2017.
[January 13, 2017]

Rhode Island Mock Caldecott Winner Announced
On Monday, January 9, 2017 children's librarians and school librarians gathered to vote for the year's most distinguished picture book.
[January 12, 2017]

FY2016 Public Library Statistics Available
The FY2016 Public Library Annual Survey data is now available in a number of reports. The reports cover public library revenue, expenditures, library visits, usage and much more.
[January 12, 2017]

2016: Year in Review
2016 was a year of change and constance, as OLIS continued to support and expand services to Rhode Island's libraries.
[January 6, 2017]