Studio Rhode Woonsocket

The Harris Library is a Studio Rhode Challenge Winner!

YouTube "My Woonsocket Life" videos

Studio Rhode Woonsocket Blog

Woonsocket Call article:

We are proud to announce that our library has been awarded the State of RI’s Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge. Studio Rhode is an initiative of the RI Office of Library and Information Services and the RI Office of Innovation.

We have been awarded with Apple technology and a new digital creation studio lab!

This Summer, we will be launching a multigenerational, multicultural storytelling project called “My Woonsocket Life” to share, through our personal stories, both the proud history of the City and its culturally rich present. We will be using digital media to document the City’s past, its present, and our hopes for its future.

Our goal is to empower our community to play an active role in the City Planning Department’s vision for the City’s future. With this new technology, our residents will learn new skills and use digital tools to help create a collective identity for Woonsocket.

Tell Us Your Woonsocket Story. Your Story Matters. Be Counted!

We are beginning to record "My Woonsocket Life" stories. Here are three prompts to help you Tell Your Woonsocket Story:
1. Tell me about a favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket.
2. What do you like about living in Woonsocket? What do you find challenging?
3. What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

Our goal is to record 200 of our Woonsocket residents' stories. Our stories will be uploaded to YouTube and iTunesU and shared with the City of Woonsocket Planning Department for input into the City's Comprehensive Plan, as well as for the library's strategic planning process.

To book an appointment to tell your story, please contact Margaret McNulty at 767-4126 or email You may also contact Leslie Page at 401-767-4125 or email Look for more storytelling opportunities on our Facebook page, here on our website. Read about our Studio Rhode journey on our blog at Follow our progress on Instagram @woonsocketharrislibrary

Here is press coverage of the Studio Rhode Woonoscket initiative: