550 - Library

City of East Providence FY2022 Budget Summary

Who we are:

The East Providence Library is a city department reporting to the mayor. There are three library locations - Weaver Library, Riverside Library and the Anne Ide Fuller Creative Learning Center. A seven-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the City Council, governs the library. The library staff consists of a library director, assistant director/adult services, neighborhood and community service librarian, branch librarian, technical services librarian, childrens librarian, head of reference, cataloging and acquisitions librarian, literacy coordinator, technical services assistant, youth services assistant, teen librarian, coordinator of learning, assistant coordinator of learning and six library aides.

What we do:

The East Providence Public Library serves the community by providing equal access to a wide-range of educational and recreational materials, programs and services which promote life-long learning. Annually, the library circulates approximately 300,000 items and answers 15,000 reference questions. The city's two, full-service lending libraries offer physical and virtual community space for civic engagement, discussion, information gathering and so much more. The Fuller Creative Learning Center is program-based and provides information, technology and a community space. Together, the three libraries offer more than 900 programs to residents.

550 - Library: Council-Approved Budget