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Youth Services Librarian Departing OLIS
Cheryl Space leaves the Office of Library and Information Services on July 18.

State Aid to Libraries
The approved state budget provides level funding for the grant-in-aid program.

Governor Appoints New Members to the LBRI
Governor Chafee has appointed four new members to the Library Board of Rhode Island and reappointed three current members.

Spring 2014 OLIS-LORI Delivery Items Count Results
45,052 items were transported in the OLIS-LORI Delivery system during the week of April 6, 2014.

New Financial Literacy Partnership Announced
Sen. Jack Reed has announced a new financial literacy partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, OLIS, RILA, and RI libraries.

Statewide Reference Resource Center Moves to PPL
The grant for the Statewide Reference Resource Center will be awarded to the Providence Public Library for state fiscal year 2015, which begins on July 1, 2014.

OLIS Awards Grant to OSL for One Catalog
OLIS has awarded a grant to Ocean State Libraries to work with HELIN to develop and implement a shared access catalog of the holdings of OSL and HELIN.

Fifth Annual Kids Reading Across RI
On Saturday, May 31st, the Rhode Island State House was bursting with 450 enthusiastic kids, parents, librarians, and teachers in celebration of the 2014 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island book, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein.

Statewide Summer Reading Program
Everything you need to Fizz Boom Read, Spark a Reaction, or learn the Literary Elements is online.

OLIS Continuing Education: Spring 2014
The Spring programs feature youth services, adult services, e-resources, hands-on sessions on EmployRI and consumer health, AskRI and more.