Rhode Island Voices: Bruce DeSilva

Bruce DeSilva , award-winning crime novelist and former investigative reporter for the Providence Journal, is the final speaker in this year’s “Rhode Island Voices.” He will discuss his just-released fourth novel in the Mulligan series. The fictitious Liam Mulligan writes for the Providence Dispatch and the stories take place in Rhode Island. In A Scourge of Vipers, the state's colorful governor, Attila the Nun, wants to legalize sports gambling to solve the state’s budget crisis but her plan has unexpected consequences. Registration requested.

05/20/2015 - 6:30pm

New DVDs!

You can place holds on new DVDs that will be coming in this month by clicking on New Feature DVDs. To receive the list via email every month, click on Newsletter Signup, click a checkmark next to New Feature DVDs - Coming Soon, type your email in the box at the bottom of the screen, and click on the subscribe button. Concerned that there are a lot of people in line for a DVD that you'd like to borrow? We recommend that you place a hold anyway because the North Kingstown copy fills holds picked up in North Kingstown first. You may move up the list more quickly than you thought that you would!

Delivery system for libraries in the state of RI

Important Notice: RI public libraries are experiencing a temporary slowdown in the delivery system that transports materials between all of the libraries in the state. Items placed on hold that are owned by other libraries will possibly take longer to get to your library. Library staff is here to help you during this time, so please ask us if you have any questions about an existing hold or placing a new hold. We will do everything that we can to get items to you as soon as possible.

Among Friends Newsletter - May 2015

Check out the May issue of the Among Friends newsletter where you can learn about everything that will be happening soon at the library!

Would you like to receive the newsletter via email? If so, click on Subscribe and follow the instructions to automatically receive a new issue via email every month.

To register for programs for adults, have your library card ready and click on NKFL Programs. Call the Young Readers' Desk at 294-3306 option 5 to register for children's programs.

Tax Form Season Update

The library has been notified by the IRS that they will only be sending us Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ this year. There will be no federal instructions available. The 1040 instruction booklet is 104 pages long this year, making it impossible for us to provide printed copies.

You can access, view and print the instructions and forms yourself by going to http://www.irs.gov/forms or you can order online at http://www.irs.gov/orderforms or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

The library will be receiving a binder with reproducible copies of all other federal forms; the charge to copy is $.20 per page.

Rhode Island forms and instructions may be accessed online at http://www.tax.ri.gov/taxforms/ or by phone at (401) 574-8970.

Copies of the most popular federal and Rhode Island forms will be available at the Reference Desk to copy for .20 per page

All About That Book!

Check out this video (http://ribook.org/2014/12/08/all-about-that-book/) produced by the Rhode Island Center for the Book to celebrate the new 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island Selection: Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller. Some NKFL staff members make an appearance at 2:23!

Text alerts and user names

Did you know that you can receive courtesy, overdue and hold pickup notices via text? It's easy to sign up for text notification:
1. Log into your account at http://catalog.oslri.net
2. Select "Modify Email/Text Alert Options"
3. Provide your contact information and submit
4. Receive a confirmation message on your phone and reply "Yes".

In addition, you can create a username for your library account so that you no longer need to type in a 14-digit barcode. Use the following steps to create a username for your account:
1. Log into your account at http://catalog.oslri.net
2. Select "Modify Email/Text Alert Options"
3. Type a username in the username field (between 6 & 25 characters long, special characters are not accepted)
4. Click on the "Submit" button
5. The next time that you log into your library account, just type in your PIN and new username

Mobile Printing comes to the North Kingstown Free Library

The Library has launched PrinterOn mobile printing. Patrons can print while at the library, or send a document for printing from home or wherever they may be, then pick it up at the library within 24 hours. Use your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Just use the webpage address www.printeron.net/osl/nkfl to go to an online webpage form. Fill out the form and click on the green printer in the lower right corner.

Interested in Installing an app?

Go to www.printeron.com/apps.html and select the app that fits your device.

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Database

The RI Historical Cemetery Database is now available in the South County Room.
Over 3400 cemeteries, 474,700 gravestones and over 76,800 gravestone photos are included.
The data was gathered between 1990 and 2014 by 60+ volunteers.
In addition, over 100 nineteenth and twentieth century transcripts of cemeteries were consulted and checked in the cemeteries to get the most accurate gravestone data possible.

Kids eReading Room

The Ocean State Libraries eZone has recently added an eReading room for children. Now kids can access all of our downloadable childrens' materials, including e-books and audiobooks, from one convenient location - http://ezone.oslri.net/kids!


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