TEENS: Sign Up Now for PPL’s Fall Teen Squad Program Beginning September 28

Teens invited to explore Downcity’s past & present and gain hands-on production skills

Providence Public Library (PPL) welcomes teens in grades 7 through 12 to sign up for its fall Teen Squad program to begin Monday, September 28.  It will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, September 28 through November 18, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at the Library (150 Empire Street, Providence).  This multi-faceted learning program, entitled “Downcity: Then & Now” will allow teens to explore Providence Downcity’s past and present and learn how to document their findings through photography, videography and creation of their own website.

Throughout the program, PPL’s librarians and technology staff will introduce teens to the Library’s Rhode Island Collection as a primary source, concepts of historical documentation and iPad training for photography and videography.  Teens will also take walking tours of Downcity, lead by the Providence Preservation Society, to gain a better understanding of the area.  They will learn production and editing methods as they work to create their own website to share their findings with other library users.

The Library will offer snacks and RIPTA bus passes for this program. In addition, returning Teen Squad members will have the opportunity to earn a $200 stipend, upon completion, for serving as mentors to new Teen Squad participants.

Space is limited. Teens must register for this program and may do so online at: http://www.provlib.org/teen-squad-registration.

For question, contact Shannon Lake, Teen Librarian at slake@provlib.org.