New Library Project

 April 2017 update on the New Foster Library Report (published in the Foster Home Journal April, 2017 issue)

What does The Snow Queen, a recent children’s program featuring storyteller Clare Vadeboncoeur, have to do with a new library report? Space — space for programming in our small,  but charming libraries. Clare’s program in February at the Eddy Building drew a full house of 52 children and adults, and it highlights both the popularity of the libraries and the lack of a meeting area for programming. This is one of several areas where out libraries fall short of both our community needs and of State required library standards.

In July 2016 the Board of Trustees of the Libraries of Foster took action to remedy the problem ….read more


New Library Project News – The Community Assessment – November 18, 2016

The Survey results are being reviewed and will be shared in January, 2017 after the Library Board has had some time to read and reflect on the responses.  The next step is for the Libraries of Foster Facilities Planning Committee to identify possible sites for a library to meet all the Rhode Island State Library Standards as well as a site that fits into the Foster community.  Comments and questions are welcome. You can reach the librarian, Katherine Chansky, at 397-4801 or by email at

New Library Project News – updated November 2, 2016

Thank you to all who filled in a library survey.  The Survey is now closed and a report on the responses will be prepared by our library consultant.   Look for results of the survey later this month.


A Public Meeting about Library Services for Foster 10/12/16 —

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. Foster Town House, 181 Howard Hill Road,  Foster Center

What is it all about?  The Libraries are conducting a community assessment of library needs and services. Residents are invited to participate in a community discussion at the Foster Town House on Wed., Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.   Our library consultant will facilitate the discussions.  Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to 397-7930 or 397-4801.

Voice your opinion and take our new Survey: (updated September 5, 2016) survey-image

Give us five minutes on the survey and we’ll be able to add your ideas to the plan for future library service for Foster.

updated August 15, 2016

A message from Board of Trustees, The Libraries of Foster:

FOCUS GROUPS where you can have a say about your library–

We need to hear from you! We are planning a new library and we want it to suit you and your needs. How do you envision using your dream library? Give our library consultant an hour of your time and help us provide you with the best possible library services.   A list of meeting dates and times will be listed on this website and on flyers in the libraries later this week.

The Board of Trustees has hired a Library Consultant, Kay Bullard, with expertise and many years of experience in Rhode Island libraries. Kay’s job is to facilitate focus groups and to report to the Board on a community assessment about library services for the Town of Foster. The focus group meeting are in August, September and early October.  Her report to the Board will be done by Thanksgiving.

updated January 17, 2016

The Board of Trustees of Libraries of Foster is researching possible sites in the Town of Foster for a new library building to meet State requirements for 21st century library service and to deliver better value to taxpayers

For more information:

President: Karen Mueller

Vice President:  Jack Bongiovanni

Secretary:   Joyce Lepaoja

Treasurer:  Lori Tellier