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Taking Stock in Sticky Notes: how it all started Contributed by Studio Rhode Team Member Margaret McNulty

On January 23, 2017, Governor Gina Raimondo announcedthe Studio Rhode Next Generation Libraries Challenge, an innovative approach to supporting public libraries with new technology and training to engage with Rhode Islanders in the digital age. After examining the application details of the Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge initiative, a partnership of the RI Office of Innovation and the RI Office of Library and Information Services, Leslie Page, the Harris Library Executive Director, approached me with an enterprising idea to re-imagine the Harris Library.  How could we better serve our community and transform the library from a traditional library into a community hub through the use of technology? Taking that question and facilitating a project for it could be a bit challenging, as the project would have to illustrate the power of libraries at a different level by pr…

An Initiative of the RI Office of Library and Information Services in Collaboration with the RI Office of Innovation

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The Woonsocket Harris Public is a Studio Rhode Challenge Winner! We are proud to announce that our library has been awarded the State of  RI’s Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge. Studio Rhode is an initiative of the RI Office of Library and Information Services and the RI Office of Innovation. 
We have been awarded with Apple technology and a new digital creation studio lab!
This Summer, we will be launching a multigenerational, multicultural storytelling project called “My Woonsocket Life” to share, through our personal stories, both the proud history of the City and its culturally rich present. We will be using digital media to document the City’s past, its present, and our hopes for its future. 
Our goal is to empower our community to play an active  role in the City Planning Department’s vision for the City’s future. With this new technology, our residents will learn new skills and use digital tools to help create a collective identity for Woonsocket.
Tell us your Woonsock…