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Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative

  • 150 Empire Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • 401-455-8185

RIFLI is a collaborative of six public library systems in Rhode Island, which work together to provide the following classes: English as a Second Language, Citizenship Preparation, Family Literacy, Career and College Transitions and Computer Class for ESL Students. Participating library systems include the Cranston Public Library, East Providence Public Library, Pawtucket Public Library, Providence Community Library and Providence Public Library.

In 2015-16, RIFLI offered 23 classes at nine libraries and community centers. RIFLI supports four Learning Lounges where adults can drop in for any academic- or employment-related need. Learning Lounges are open at the Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket and Providence Public Libraries. Providence Public Library is RIFLI’s fiscal agent. West Warwick Public Library is an independent affiliate of RIFLI.