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A rendering of the new Providence Public LIbrary

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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.

Christopher Conley
I came to PPL to take the Data Navigators course.  I found it online and thought this would be a great starting point to see if I could see myself working in the Data Analytics field.  I was able to learn a ton in the Data Navigators course.  Not only did I learn a lot ...
Rod Luther
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. ...
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 ...

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