OLIS News and Updates

June, 2023

06/08/2023 - 11:22

2023 LORI Grant Awards Announced

Congratulations to the libraries that have received 2023 LORI Grant Awards.

OLIS awarded 15 Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Grants totaling $255,000 to RI libraries through the 2023 LORI Grant Program.

April, 2023

Lori DeCesare
04/24/2023 - 14:53

OLIS Welcomes New Resource Sharing Coordinator

Lori DeCesare has joined the OLIS Team as our new Resource Sharing Coordinator.

The Office of Library and Information Services is pleased to announce that Lori DeCesare has joined our team as the new Resource Sharing Coordinator.

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Logo
04/07/2023 - 12:14

2023 RI Children's Book Award Winner

The 2023 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner is Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter! This year 7,069 students from 107 schools and public libraries voted.

March, 2023

Cover for the book: The Aquanaut by Dan Santat
03/01/2023 - 15:09

Announcing the 2023 Kids Reading Across RI Selection

The Kids Reading Across RI Committee is proud to announce that The Aquanaut by Dan Santat is the 2023 selection!

February, 2023

Library Comp Stats 2022 announcement
02/23/2023 - 15:39

FY22 Comparable Statistics Reports Available

Comparable statistics reports for FY22 are now available on OLIS' website. Reports cover library services, collections, facilities, operations, and finances.
02/21/2023 - 16:30

2023 LORI Summer Reading Program Mini-Grants

Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Summer Reading Program Mini-Grants are non-competitive grants available to all public libraries to support reading and learning programs this summer.

January, 2023

Resource Sharing Working Group
01/30/2023 - 08:26

LORI RSWG Seeks Volunteer Mentors

Are you comfortable with LORI resource sharing and interlibrary loan procedures? Are you willing to help mentor new colleagues who might need occasional assistance troubleshooting
01/19/2023 - 19:32

Governor's FY24 Proposed State Aid to Libraries

The Governor's proposed budget for FY24 includes full funding for State Aid to Libraries at 25% of local appropriations and expenditures.