Rhode Island Library Day
Saturday, April 14, 2018

RILA invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Rhode Island Library Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018, which ties into ALA's National Library Week (April 8th-14th, 2018).  The purpose of this day is to host events and plan activities that will raise awareness about the wonderful things Rhode Island libraries are doing and how Rhode Islanders benefit from their libraries. We hope that you will choose to join this celebration of Rhode Island libraries and begin working within your organization to plan events to mark the occasion.


As part of the celebration, we are encouraging Rhode Island’s public libraries to participate in an Amnesty Day for those returning overdue materials on April 14th.  There are numerous ways that libraries can participate, both big and small.  Some ideas for activities and events from public libraries celebrating last year’s Rhode Island Library Day include:


  • Hosting author visits or guest lectures
  • Having raffles and door prizes throughout the day
  • Storytimes by special guests (local/state government officials, local celebrities, etc.)
  • Crafts and makerspace activities
  • LEGO┬« programs
  • Book sales
  • Special youth programming magic shows and entertainment
  • Movie marathons
  • Technology open houses
  • Tours for the public
  • Food giveaways

If you and your organization are planning to celebrate Rhode Island Library Day, then we would love to hear from you and hear about the events and activities you have in the works, so that we can help disseminate and share these with our library colleagues in RI.  Please contact our RILA Members-at-Large, David Meincke and Lisa Perry at membersatlarge@rilibraries.org with your planned events and activities or questions by April 1, 2018.

If you are looking for graphics or templates to use to help promote the event in your library here are some downloadables you can use!:

NOTE: All public libraries are participating in Amnesty Day as part of RI Library Day.


David Meincke and Lisa Perry

Co-Chairs, RI Library Day Planning Committee

Rhode Island Library Association

Members-at-Large, RILA Board

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