Take Action Now! 

Call and email your elected officials to voice your support for all RI Libraries.  Visit the Secretary of State website and click on the "Look up General Voter Information" tab to find your local legislators.

Tell them, "I support and depend on my local library for:"

  • Job search help
  • Free wifi and computers
  • Tech help
  • Language classes
  • ESL, GED, and citizenship classes 
  • Web coding and other continuing education programs
  • Business Services (printers, copiers, faxes, and meeting rooms)
  • Homework help and online tutor
  • College info
  • Teen summer reading programs, including scifi & mystery book clubs
  • "Cradle to Crayons" and "Story Time" for toddlers.
  • Museum passes

Why We Need Your Help

In the first week in June, the RI State House will make final decisions on the state budget for the next fiscal year.  As we know, the State has leveled funded its allocation to public libraries across the state, and libraries are currently receiving less than the 25% of their city or town's allocation for library support allowed by state law.  We want to raise the state funding to the full 25% level and we need your support in persuading the Assembly to do so. Every dollar counts and provides support for vital programming and services throughout Rhode Island. We need your help.

Why Rhode Islanders Love Their Library

"Rhode Island Library Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Rhode Island Library Association, P.O. Box 6765, Providence, RI 02940

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