PPL Officially Kicks Off THINK AGAIN Building Renovation with Groundbreaking Event

September 21, 2018

Providence Public Library (PPL) trustees, staff, project partners and funders, supporters, and friends celebrated the official start of the Library’s $25 million renovation project, taking turns with the ceremonial sledgehammer at a formal Groundbreaking event today. The project is expected to last 12 to 18 months project and will yield major facility upgrades and a completely modernized library for Providence and Rhode Island residents.

More than two years in the planning, PPL is embarking on the state ’s largest-ever public library renovation this month. The project will address required life safety systems upgrades, as well as make major infrastructure improvements to Library’s downtown buildings. The 83,000-square foot project will transform the Library’s entire 1950 wing, auditorium, and special collection areas to provide 21st-century library services for Providence and Rhode Island residents.

The Library’s physical transformation of its 65-year-old Empire and Fountain Street facilities is a critical step toward fully achieving PPL’s strategic vision for the Library: ensuring that PPL is able to continue its service as a hub of education, innovation, and personal development that best meets YOUR needs and the needs of our changing 21st-century community.

Watch the full event here: