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Celebrate 15 Years of Reading Across Rhode Island

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The RI Center for the Book is celebrating the 15th year of the signature program Reading Across Rhode Island! Event includes brunch with RI author Ann Hood, the famous Penny Social, a performance by Living Literature, trivia and more! Come celebrate 15 years of promoting literacy and community connections across our state! When: Sunday, May 21, […]

RILA-ILART Lesson Swap

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The Rhode Island Library Association’s Information Literacy Action Round Table (RILA-ILART) is hosting a lesson swap. RILA-ILART is looking for librarians who would like to share successful lessons, or lessons that could be perfect with some feedback. Lessons from all levels and library types, from school to university to public, that relate to an information […]

Bi-literacy legislation signed into RI law

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Bi-literacy legislation signed into RI law Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a bill creating a “biliteracy seal” that school districts can affix to the diplomas and transcripts of high school graduates who demonstrate proficiency in another language in addition to English. The law was signed during a ceremonial bill signing on July 20, 2016. The new […]

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

29th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program Call for Proposals The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in amidst diverse cultures, celebrates the 29th year of its Mini-Grant program with a call for proposals. Press Release   Approximately 60 grants of up to $500 each will be awarded […]

Library of Congress Literacy Awards – RI

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Call for Nominations With the generous support of David Rubenstein, the Library of Congress has asked Rhode Island Center for the Book at Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to administer a state literacy awards program. Our awards program will recognize literacy projects that deliver impact through partnership with the Rhode Island library community. Libraries […]

RI Foundation Centennial Community Grants Awarded

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Community-building activities in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns were awarded Centennial Grants totaling $500,000 from the RI Foundation. The projects include public fountains, recreational trails, Little Free Libraries, a community orchard, and much more. Public libraries are partners in grants awarded to East Greenwich and Cranston. The East Greenwich Housing Authority and […]

Cranston Public Library Receives LibraryAware Award

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Cranston Public Library announced that it has been named the third place recipient of the 2016 LibraryAware Community Award. This national award, given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™ (a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services), recognizes model communities that engage with their libraries to improve the lives of their citizens […]

Smart Money Week – Promote it!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

5th Annual Financial Literacy Awareness Series, Money Smart Week®, launches across Rhode Island from April 23 – 30, 2016 The Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) will launch the 5th annual financial literacy awareness series, Money Smart Week®, across Rhode Island from April 23 – 30, 2016 with events scheduled in libraries and community spaces throughout […]

Resources for Reading Across RI 2016

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Reading Across Rhode Island 2016 You undoubtedly know that the Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) 2016 book is The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. You are thinking about incorporating the book into your reading group schedules and perhaps you have considered some programming but really aren’t sure where to go with it. The RI Center […]

A Library Card for Every Student

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced “Communities across the U.S. Answer Call for a Library Card for Every Student” on January 19. White House event advances collaborative initiatives of library, school and elected leaders Washington, DC–Mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties are meeting in Washington, […]

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