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Reading Across Rhode Island 2017 Title

Reading Across Rhode Island 2017 Title

Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2017 Reading Across Rhode Island Title: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

"Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 15th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.  Reading Across Rhode Island is a program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, made possible through a vibrant[...]

New Library Text Alert Service

New Library Text Alert Service

Ocean State Libraries is in the process of switching vendors for Library Text Alerts and if you would like to continue receiving these alerts, it is necessary to sign up for this new service. Please visit this page for step-by-step instructions: https://oslri.org/home/text-alerts/

We will continue operating the current SMS text alert system until December 27th, 2016.  If you sign up for this new service prior to December 27th, you will receive messages from both systems until we end[...]

Welcome to Susan Moreland Straub - Ocean State Libraries' New Executive Director!

Welcome to Susan Moreland Straub - Ocean State Libraries' New Executive Director!

Ocean State Libraries (OSL) is pleased to announce that Susan Moreland Straub has been named its new Executive Director. Susan has been at OSL since January 2016 as Cataloger/eZone Support. Prior to her arrival at OSL, she worked at the North Kingstown Free Library starting in 1998, serving for 7 years as Assistant Director of Technology and Access Services and 7 years as Deputy Director. Susan graduated with an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island[...]