To view the Library’s Woonsocket Call Digital Archives from 1900-1962, please click here. More dates will be added in the future.

We are excited to announce that the library was awarded a $50,000 grant to digitize our microfilm collection of the Woonsocket Call newspaper from 1900-1960. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the RI Office of Library & Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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More years will be added as funding permits. Thank you to the Call Publisher for granting copyright permissions and to the Call Editor and journalists in reporting local news and preserving the history of Northern Rhode Island. The Library Director and staff work diligently to provide exceptional, personalized service and resources to the communities seeking access to the world of information. The library’s mission is to build community connections and connect people and resources, both virtually and in-person.