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Community Support

Community members speak out about the new library… “Foster desperately needs a community center, and libraries function best as community centers. The new library will be centrally located, with adequate space and acceptable resources. It will be a place everyone in Foster can use – and gather together. We are a rural community, and the […]

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Library Project Q & A

We have two public libraries in town already; why do we need a new one? We want to give our community something special! Libraries are places of discovery and wonder. They are places that encourage human interaction and engagement in the community. We plan to include a large community room that can be used by […]

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Why a New Library?

Just 25 years after Foster’s founding, Theodore Foster opened his personal library to the town, thereby establishing the very first free lending library in Rhode Island. For more than 200 years we have continued that tradition of community and culture, eventually establishing not one, but two public libraries. A library is the single most democratic […]

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