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PPL is not just a library, it’s a door for opportunities.

In 2003, I came for the first time inside the Library. I came here looking for a book, a Babies Names book for my first child. I was working in retail for almost 10 years. COVID happens, and I realized that I wanted to do something else. I wanted more.

I heard that PPL was giving online classes, basic computer classes. And so I did it.  And I realized that I liked it too. After that. I thought that was it. But my teacher asked me if I would like to volunteer with new students. So I took the chance. After two years, PPL offered me a place as a contractor!

The Library gave me that chance, that start that I needed to change not just my life, my work style, but to change people’s life.

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