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OLIS Strategic Plan & Environmental Scan
OLIS is developing its strategic plan for the years 2018-2022. The environmental scan will inform development of that plan. Input from the library community is welcome.

LSTA Funding and RI Libraries
The proposal to eliminate the Institute for Museum and Library Services would have a significant impact on RI libraries.

2016 OLIS Annual Report
Learn more about OLIS and our work to support the libraries and residents of Rhode Island in 2016.

2018 RI Children's Book Award Nominees
The 20 nominees for the 2018 RI Children's Book Award have been announced.

2017 RI Children's Book Award Winner
The 2017 RI Children's Book Award Winner is Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. This year, 86 schools and public libraries throughout the state submitted votes from 6,764 children in grades 3 to 6 who read at least 3 titles from the list of 20 nominees.

Governor's Proposed State Aid to Libraries
The Governor's Proposed Budget for 2018 includes level funding of state aid to libraries.

OLIS Continuing Education: Spring 2017
The spring CE session offers 16 programs featuring community building, youth and adult services, services to individuals with physical disabilities or other challenges, library management, and more.