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Inspiring lifelong learners, engaging curiosity, offering access to extraordinary experiences.

PPL places education front and center. The Library strives to be a supportive, welcoming environment where learners at any skill level have opportunities to connect and access information and technology that enables them to achieve their goals. We aim to be a cornerstone of the community as a premier learning place and we continually adapt and innovate to meet our community’s changing needs.

From free computer classes, to special programs and events for children and families, to diverse discussions, lectures, presentations, signature workforce development classes and workshops, PPL offers free and accessible learning opportunities for all ages.

Digital Promise profiles PPL's specialized Rhode Coders and Data Navigators classes, barrier-free on-ramp programs designed for adults looking for advanced technical skills and to advance their careers.

Adult Technology Learning
Technology Training

Get the essential computer skills you need. Multilingual support available.

Small Business Workshop Series

Small Business Workshop Series

Sessions run in spring and fall

RIFLI Reading & Writing Class
English Classes

A free, nationally recognized ESL, citizenship preparation, workforce development program for adults based at public libraries throughout Rhode Island.

PPL Alum Dora Betancur

I have received so much excellent support from the Library’s RIFLI ESL teachers. I truly appreciate their professionalism. They are so prepared...always trying to know about their students’ cultures in order to help us even more to achieve our goals.

- Dora Betancur
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