By Gina Macris
Rhode Island Library Report
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (April 10, 2013) The Pawtucket Public Library has scored two firsts:
Patrons may use a passport photo machine at the library for a fee of $10. Julie Fischer, passport manager, said that library personnel are available to go to other locations, "off-site," to provide passport acceptance services.
All U. S. passport offices charge the same fees, which are set by the federal government. But a portion of the fee paid at the library will support the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative, said Karisa Tashian, the literacy initiative coordinator.
The classes include English as a second language, citizen preparation, distance learning and workforce development.
Besides the Pawtucket library, other participating library systems are the Cranston, East Providence, the Providence Public and the Providence Community libraries.
For more information about passport applications, see the Pawtucket Public Library’s website. The Department of State also gives complete information about the passport application process at its website.