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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.

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. ...
Deloris Thompson
I came to PPL for HTML and CSS classes and I found that being a developer was the right path for me! I am a Liberian immigrant, wife and mother of two who was working part-time when my mother-in-law was taking an Excel class and loved it. The moment Don told her about the HTML/CSS ...
Nancy Cole Marion
I grew up in Warwick, RI, so I used PPL for reading and research. In 2014, I wrote a book for my family based on my mom’s 1929 diary. I was in contact with Kate Wells (of PPL’s Rhode Island Collection) and she was able to procure two 1929 articles and pictures for me based ...