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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.

Markeem
I first came to PPL for a teen coding class (Rhode Coders 2.0). That class led to many opportunities for me at the Library. I have become proficient in coding languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. I then demoed the Library’s My City, My Place program, which helped me improve my public speaking. Through ...
Lou Costa
It all started with a desire to preserve the history and story of my beloved Fox Point (on Providence’s East Side) in order to share it with my children and grandchildren.  I realized one day what a great community I grew up in and that I wanted to share this with as many as I ...
Anthony R. Green
When I started taking piano lessons in 1994, I walked from Doyle Avenue (where I grew up) to Rochambeau (where my piano teacher taught) every week.   Before and after the lesson, I would spend time at the Rochambeau Branch library.  In fact, I learned about this piano teacher on Rochambeau from a friendly stranger-turned-high-school friend ...

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