Youth Services News

May 26, 2017

Newsletters are now archived on the OLIS website and can also be accessed from the
Children's Services and Young Adult Services webpages.

Summer Reading Updates

  • A draft of the new form for submitting SRP statistics is available to preview here. There will be one form for collecting children's, YA, and adult program numbers. Libraries will be asked to designate one person to submit one form for all three programs. The form will be available August 4 and must be submitted by September 11.
  • 11 incentive coupons to RI museums have been distributed to the SRP voucher contact at each library, as the files are too large to send through the listservs. These coupons are for all ages (with the exception of the Breakers coupon, there is no distinction between children & YA on the coupons). Please contact me if no one at your library has received these coupons.
  • There is still no word from the PawSox regarding the All Star Reader finale. I will continue to work on this, but for now it is best not to include the All Star Reader finale on your SRP PR materials.
  • Please use this credit line on ALL SRP signs, press releases, posters, websites and promotions. You may personalize this credit line by adding your library’s name and the names of local sponsors at the end. The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

KRARI 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped make KRARI 2017 a success! We had a wonderful afternoon at the State House and Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan were absolutely thrilled that their book was selected. We had tables from the Woonsocket Public Library, the Westerly Public Library, the East Providence Public Library, the South Kingstown Public Library, the Warwick Public Library, RICBA, RIMSBA, and more! Looking through the evaluations kids submitted, it's clear that they LOVED the activities librarians planned for them. Read the full story on our web site and check out pictures and video on Flickr.

SLRI in the News

If you've been following SLRI (follow them on Twitter or FB!) you may already be aware of their successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for producing a documentary demonstrating the impact of school libraries and librarians. The campaign has received some national attention and was recently highlighted by School Library Journal. Read the article here.

Upcoming Library & Reading Themed Events

Upcoming OLIS CE and Events

Digital Storytimes

Tuesday, June 6th, 12:30-2:30pm

481 Davisville Road

North Kingstown, RI

Series: Children's Services Round Table

Speaker(s): Group Discussion

Join us as we share tips and resources for integrating tablets, apps, and ebooks with traditional storytime activities.

We'll also select topics and meeting locations for 2017/2018 Children's Services Round Table meetings. Please bring ideas for discussions or presentations, as well as possible meeting dates if you're interested in hosting.

Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during our discussion!

Registration required.

Intended Audience: Children's Librarians

Organizational Meeting & Annual Highlights - YART

Thursday, June 8th, 9:30-11:30am

Jamestown, RI, United States

Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Philomenian Library

Series: YART

Speaker(s): Group Discussion


This group discussion focuses on what has gone well in the past year and what we would like to discuss in the coming year. Please come with ideas for the 2017/2018 year.

Registration required.

Intended Audience: Youth Service Librarians