Library Blog

Spotlighting collections and services at Providence Public Library.

Submitted by jgoffin on Saturday August 03, 2013

For over a year now, we've been offering a regular series of portraits of members of the book trade. Today's post is a little different, because now

Submitted by kbullard on Thursday July 25, 2013

Recently, I watched a webinar about current building and design trends in public libraries. It presented the major trends as: user-centric spaces, flexible and adaptable spaces, collaborations inside and

Submitted by kwells on Saturday July 20, 2013

During this heat wave, it's hard to complain about being inside in the air conditioning.  But one of the best parts of living in Rhode Island is getting to the beach.  And so I've spent some time this

Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday July 10, 2013

It's a little late for the July 4th celebrations, but here are a few images from an item in our World War II propaganda collection. This is a coloring book produced for children and including its own two-sided pencil that fits into a sleeve in

Submitted by kwells on Friday July 05, 2013

The Rhode Island Collection has over 75 published pamphlets and printed speeches related to the celebration of Independence Day going back as early as 1788.  Rhode Islanders have a storied tradition of celebrating Fourth of July - most

Submitted by bleveillee on Wednesday June 19, 2013

When we browse the Web on our computers and mobile devices, we do so through a type of software application known as a Web browser. A Web browser acts as the window through which we can view most of the information on the Internet. Five of the

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Submitted by kwells on Saturday June 15, 2013

Hurricane season on the east coast started on June 1st.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is predicting an active