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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.

I was always curious about learning how things people use on phones and PCs were created. I started teaching myself coding by watching YouTube videos and through coding websites such as Codecademy. Then I started to look for local coding classes and I stumbled upon an ACN course called Rhode Coders 2.0. There I was ...
Emily Lotter
I came to PPL to take the Rhode Coders class. I first began taking the Rhode Coders class with Don Gregory at Greenville Public Library, and I enjoyed it so much that I went on to take the advanced course at PPL. I had a lot of fun learning about coding, and have since moved ...
Taylor Polites
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 ...

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