RI Teen Book Award Nominees

The Rhode Island Teen Book Awards is a collaborative project of the School Librarians of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Library Association. The goal is to promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books of interest to those between the ages of 14 and 18. Follow the link for the 2021 Nominees!


Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Nominees

The Rhode Island Middle School Book Award targets readers in grades 6 - 8. Follow the link for the 2021 nominees!


RI Children’s Book Award Nominees

The Rhode Island Children's Book Award targets readers in 3rd through 5th Grade. Readers have the opportunity to vote on their favorite book from the list of 20 titles selected by a panel of librarians, reading specialists, and teachers. Follow the link for the 2021 Nominees!


Read Across Rhode Island

Have you ever participated in Rhode Island's One Book, One State community read program? This initiative of the RI Center for the Book encourages all Rhode Islanders to read and discuss a selected title. Great news! This year's adult and children's selections are both available as ebooks on Hoopla. We are planning an online discussion of both titles for May so check one out and join the conversation.

The Adults’ Read Across Rhode Island title is Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush, “a rigorously reported story about American vulnerability to rising seas, particularly disenfranchised people with limited access to the tools of rebuilding.” Rising is a Pulitzer finalist.


Kids Read Across Rhode Island

The Kids Reading Across Rhode Island program, offered by the Rhode Island Center for the Book in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, encourages students across the state in grades 4 through 6 to read the same book, and engage in community discussions and programs. The 2020 selection is The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling by William Ritter.

“Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind - a newborn changeling. But when the fateful night arrives to trade a human baby for a goblin one, something goes terribly wrong.”

New Digital Resources

This new offering from, Rhode Island's collection of statewide online resources and databases, is a collection of over 4,000 continuously updated video courses on topics from photography to reiki to public speaking to Microsoft Excel.

You will need your library card number and a Google or Microsoft account to log in.

If you're missing our magazine room, we think you will enjoy a new service offered by Flipster is a digital collection of popular magazine titles. Use your library card to access current issues of titles like National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Bon Appetit and Prevention.

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