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PPL champions the joy of reading and lifelong learning.

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PPL Alum

PPL welcomes individuals from all walks of life and each has a unique story to tell — stories that illustrate the positive impact our library makes in the lives of those we serve. Stories that YOU make possible!
Meet some of our PPL Alum.

Taylor Polities
I come to research in PPL’s special collections and reference areas on a regular basis.  I have found not only history but community.  The friendships I have made with the collections and staff at the Library are some of my most valued relationships.  I have also made many friends and connections through my time and ...
Chris Lamothe
I’ve been a firefighter for 22 years, but I’ve always had other interests, including art and science.  I wouldn’t say I was ever into computers or technology.  I feel like it was something that came after my generation.  But, I guess I am kind of a geek…that’s what they call me at work.  I am ...
Claudia Zompa
I love to read! I feed my soul with reading — I read every day. I enjoy novels, biographies, murder, mystery & mayhem. I also feed others by cooking and baking for them — so I check out a lot of cookbooks from PPL! Most of my interaction is with the lovely ladies at the ...

PPL aspires to become an epicenter for creativity, growth, and achievement in Rhode Island.