Cranston Public Library, Rhode Island Genealogical Society Announce Partnership
Cranston Public Library and the Rhode Island Genealogical Society (RIGS) have entered into a partnership to house part of the RIGS library at Cranston Public Library.
Beginning in January, the Rhode Island Genealogical Society will place a selection of local history and genealogy books on loan to the Cranston Public Library. The loan will include collections of local cemetery inscriptions, as well as specialized local history texts.
"Having these items on loan in our library helps us to connect further with our community," said Library Director, Edward Garcia. "By having these unique resources in our collection, we open the door to genealogists and local history enthusiasts alike."
The loaned items will be listed in the library's catalog, making them searchable from the web, however they will not circulate. Instead, they will reside as reference materials in the Central Library's new and growing Local History room.
The Central Library is located at 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston RI.
(release from Cranston Library)