Studio Rhode Phase II Application

The Office of Library and Information Services and the Rhode Island Office of Innovation are pleased to announce a second grant opportunity for the Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge. Studio Rhode seeks to engage public libraries that are reimagining the way they approach community challenges and program delivery. In this grant cycle, four awards of up to $10,000 each will be available for sustainable, impactful pilot projects that focus on community engagement, technology, education or key issues facing the community and apply an innovative approach. Pilot projects must be completed within a 4-month period. Project funds may be used for technology, services and materials.

Completed applications are due no later than 4:00pm on February 2, 2018 to Bao Vang (

Application Materials

Workshop Materials

The Studio Rhode Phase II Workshop was held on January 11, 2018 from 1 - 3:30 at the East Providence Material and for those who could not attend, the event was Live Streamed through the OLIS RI Facebook page. View the Studio Rhode Workshop Part 1, and Studio Rhode Workshop Part 2. Explore the materials below as you plan for your application.

Studio Rhode Stories: Phase I Winners

Woonsocket Harris Public Library: My Woonsocket Life

Westerly Public Library: Everyone is an Artst

Design Thinking

Metrics and Evaluations

Other Resources

Key Dates

  • January 2: Application period opens
  • January 11: Grant workshop for potential applicants at East Providence Public Library (Weaver), 1:00-3:30 pm
  • February 2: Grant applications due, 4:00 pm
  • February 16: Grant awards announced
  • March 1: Studio Rhode project deployment
  • May 31: Minimum project length
  • June 29: Studio Rhode final report due

Nicolette Baffoni
Adult Services Coordinator