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Tattooed Librarians of the Ocean State


Due to the popularity of RILA's 2014 Tattooed Librarians of the Ocean State calendar, we are officially sold out!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fundraiser's success, from the calendar models, stylists, and photographer to the design, printing, and shipping teams, to of course - our customers!

This was an entirely volunteer project that would not have gotten off the ground without donations of time and talent.  Proceeds of all 2014 calendar sales benefit the Rhode Island Library Association. Your support is appreciated! 


If you missed it, here's a little information about our project:

The Rhode Island Library Association is pleased to present our first ever Tattooed Librarians of the Ocean State 2014 calendar. Libraries are unique as they simultaneously foster the preservation of histories and traditions, while fighting censorship and fostering cutting-edge learning environments. Likewise, tattoos can also represent the preservation of history and resistance of the norm. The twelve librarians and library workers featured in this calendar represent just a few of the many working professionals who are proud of their career, their ink, and the stories they tell.


Huffington Post (includes calendar image slideshow) 

Reuters article

NBC News/AP 



All pre-orders will ship by 11/15.

Orders placed between 11/12-11/19 will ship by 11/25.



LIBRARY DELIVERY orders placed before 11/11 are availble for pick up at the selected particpating library (as of 11/15).

LIBRARY DELIVERY orders placed between 11/12-11/19 will be availble for pick up at the selected particpating library by 11/25.



All International & APO orders shipped in 11/21/13


Inquiries?  Contact us: president@rilibraries.org