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State Offices Closed July 6
OLIS is closed on Monday, July 6 in observance of Independence Day.

State Aid to Libraries
Governor Raimondo has signed the 2016 state budget, which provides level funding for public library grant-in-aid.

Proposed LORI Standards
Public Notice of Proposed Rule Making: public hearing on proposed standards is scheduled for July 30; final comments due on July 30.

No Delivery on Friday, July 3rd In Observance of Independence Day
On Friday, July 3rd there will be no delivery service. If your library is observing the holiday on Monday, July 6th, please let OLIS know by using the online Delivery Issues Report Form.

RELAIS ILL Discontinued
RELAIS will be discontinued for ILL requests effective June 30, 2015. Friday, June 26 is the last day to enter ILL requests via RELAIS.

Introduction to the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment
OLIS will be offering site licenses for this digital literacy certification tool. Learn more about this program for libraries.

Summer Reading Program 2015
The Summer Reading Program kicks off at your local public library on June 22. View the schedule of all the performances taking place around the state.

6th Annual Kids Reading Across RI
The 6th annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island kicked-off on May 9th at the RI State House with children's author Kate DiCamillo.

Patrons and Their Preferences: Enhancing the User Experience
The OLIS Multi-type Reference Group program held on April 27th at the Cumberland Public Library. View the LibGuide to learn more about this program.

OLIS Continuing Education: Spring 2015
The spring CE session offers 20 programs featuring youth and adult services meetings, workforce development, security, and user experience.