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You can inspire learners, connect communities, and transform lives.
You can champion curiosity, exploration, and lifelong learning.
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With YOUR help, PPL can become an epicenter for creativity, growth, and achievement in Rhode Island.
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.
Mark B. Kelley
I first visited PPL to perform research at the Nicholson Whaling Collection as a PhD candidate at the University of California – San Diego. I have since visited PPL on three research trips. PPL’s manuscripts and artifacts have been instrumental for my completed dissertation and ongoing book project, “Sentimental Seamen: Feeling Bodies in an American ...
I came to PPL to take technology classes. I was able to take three classes over 30 weeks that were invaluable in my acquisition of a new job. The staff is committed to ensuring the advancement of the participants in the classes. They are also supportive, responsive and highly professional. We are living in a ...
As a pianist, I come to PPL often, mostly for my music research and finding songs from their extensive music collection; the Library staff is very friendly and helpful. PPL has helped me immensely over the last 35 years. I have been able to advance my music career and have improved my musicianship in the process. ...