550 - Library

City of East Providence FY2024 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.

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.