OLIS News and Updates

State Aid to Libraries Fiscal Year 2025

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The FY25 state budget, as passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor, includes full funding for State Aid to Libraries at 25% of local appropriations.

Open Now: RI Digital Equity State Challenge Process

ConnectRI needs your help collecting challenges to the internet connectivity map from the FCC to ensure funds are allocated to unserved and underserved areas in RI.

Announcing the 2024 RI Children's Book Award Winner

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RI Childrens Book Award
The 2024 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner is Killer Underwear Invasion!: How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories by Elise Gravel!

Celebrating Kids Reading Across RI 2024

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On May 4th, the Rhode Island State House was abuzz with excitement as families, authors, and community organizations gathered to kick off the 15th year of KRARI.

2024 KRARI Kickoff Event

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Join us at the RI State House on May 4th for a kickoff celebration featuring authors Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass and activities from local libraries and community organizations.

Library of Rhode Island Spring 2024 Delivery Item Count Results

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The LORI Spring 2024 item count was held from March 31 to April 6. A total of 36,516 items moved through the statewide delivery network.