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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.

Scholarship Opportunities for Public Library Staff
OLIS is excited to offer scholarships for public library staff to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries at the lovely Jordan Hotel at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine this summer! Applications are due June 30, 2017.

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.

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.