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Adult Services Newsletter Launches
Subscribe to the Adult Services Google Group to receive the new monthly newsletter, which will contain information from OLIS as well as current events and continuing education opportunities that are relevant to adult services.

Scholarships Awarded to Attend Research Institute for Public Libraries
OLIS has awarded four scholarships to public library staff to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) August 14-17, 2017 in Newry, Maine. RIPL is hosted by the Maine State Library and will include 50 participants from across New England.

FY2017 Public Library Survey is Open
The survey is open from July 17, 2017 until September 15, 2017. Several survey workshops are being held in July. Instructions and links to the survey portal are available online.

State Aid to Libraries 2018
Rhode Island's 2018 budget has not been passed, so the state continues to operate under the 2017 budget. State aid will be allotted in accordance with state law.

2017 LORI Certification Summary
Highlights of the FY2016 LORI ILL statistics and the results from the 2017 library technology scans are now available.

Spring 2017 LORI Delivery Items Count results
44,149 items were transported in the OLIS-LORI Delivery system during the week of March 26, 2017.

Summer Reading Program 2017
Public libraries around the state are kicking off their Summer Reading Program. Children, teens, and adults are invited to "Build a Better World" as they participate in reading challenges, hands-on activities, and presentations from Summer Reading Program performers.

8th Annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island
The 8th annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island program kicked off at the State House on Saturday, May 13th. Authors Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan were at the lively event that included traditional Indian dance, a visit from Paws, and activities from public libraries and RI organizations.