50 Years of CPL

In 1968, the public libraries of Cranston united to form one citywide system. Under the direction of former library director, Jim Giles, we began sharing materials and working together to increase accessibility for all Cranston residents. This year, we look forward to sharing this celebration with all of you. Keep reading to learn how you can celebrate with us—and check back often as we continue to add information about new events and celebrations.


50th Anniversary Slideshow


Show your support for CPL with a limited edition, 50th Anniversary library card. Opt for the 50th Anniversary design for free, whether you're signing up for a library card for the first time or replacing your current card and number. Limited edition library cards are available at all CPL locations, beginning April 6. Learn more about getting a library card


Learn about all six Cranston Public Library locations when you purchase a set of these notecards. Featuring artwork by Cranston Public Library staff member and artist, Joanne Lovejoy, each card in this pack features one library location—perfect for any library lover in your life! Notecards are available for purchase at all CPL locations for $8, beginning April 6. Proceeds will benefit the Cranston Public Library Association.