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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.

June Shin
I was first introduced to the Daniel Berkeley Updike Collection on the History of Print as a Rhode Island School of Design MFA student in professor and designer Cyrus Highsmith’s typeface design class.  Ever since, I have found a seemingly endless source for conducting my meticulous research and extremely detailed work, first as a student ...
Dr. Ed Iannuccilli
A PPL Memory – in Two Parts When I was at Classical High School in 1957, there was a fire that closed the school for almost two weeks. We students thought we were free of study, but no! Our teachers called us and gave us assignments, papers to write for when we returned to school. ...
Marilyn Figueroa
I came to Providence Public Library looking for more information on how to pursue my high school diploma and I was able to achieve my DREAM and my GOAL…to earn my high school diploma!! My experience with Ms. Sherry Lehane (Training Specialist) has been the most memorable and special to me.  She’s very smart, understanding, ...