The RI Center for the Book is a statewide organization devoted to promoting personal and community enrichment by celebrating the art and heritage of reading, writing, making, and sharing books. Rhode Island Center for the Book has been the RI affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress since 2003. For over 15 years, Rhode Island’s only One Book, One State program focuses on a single book selected to stimulate meaningful discussions across our state. The Center integrates dramatic and visual arts to enrich the reading experience. Read Across RI penetrates every city and town in Rhode Island across all generations and classes of citizens.