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Rhode Tour App in Spanish

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Latinos in Rhode Island Bilingual Rhode Tour Read, see and hear about storied places, economic tales, and religious communities that have helped Latinos make Providence and Rhode Island their home using the new Latinos in Rhode Island Bilingual Rhode Tour. The project was funded as a product of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History […]

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 […]

Intellectual Freedom & Thomas Paine @yourlibrary

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and Ian Ruskin offer libraries an opportunity to provide advance screenings of  To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine as a program for their communities before it’s aired on public television. In addition to the film license, libraries are supplied with the […]

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, […]

Reach Tweens and Teens: Thinking Money

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Thinking Money   “strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics” The ALA Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, is accepting applications for Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition to U.S. public libraries.   Money affects all Americans, but many […]

National Friends of the Library Week

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Support your library’s Friends groups with resources from United for Libraries as it coordinates the 10th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 18-24, 2015. OLIS knows how much your library’s Friends groups support the programs and services of your community’s library. United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association says this about […]

STEM Exhibit Opportunity

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance, has extended the application deadline for three science and technology focused traveling exhibitions. Public libraries have until Oct. 8 to apply (this date was verified with […]

Grants to promote reading or the use of library resources

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Carnegie-Whitney Awards up to $5,000 The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library. Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader […]

President Obama announces Open eBooks Initiative and ConnectEd

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

With a group of middle school students seated in front of him at the Anacostia Branch of the District of Columbia Public Library, and hundreds of other students on a “virtual field trip” watching online from throughout the country, President Obama announced the Open eBooks initiative. The program will make $250 million dollars in popular […]

Grant Opportunity: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Grant Opportunity: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). www.ala.org/latinoamericans Grants of $3,000 to $10,000 are available for libraries, humanities councils and other nonprofit organizations to hold public film screenings, discussion groups, […]

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