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Knight Memorial Library to Receive $544,000 Facelift Thanks to Champlin Foundation Grant

Grant Award Will Fund Critical Repairs to the Exterior of the Historic Building

Providence Community Library (PCL), has been awarded $544,800 by the Champlin Foundation to repair, renovate and preserve the exterior of Knight Memorial Library. The grant will fund cleaning and renovations to all exterior masonry as well as repairs to the roof, guttering, cornice and skylights.  The work will take place in Spring 2018.

Knight Memorial Library to Reopen on October 23!

Providence Community Library (PCL) is pleased to announce that Knight Memorial Library will reopen to customers on October 23. The building, which is located at 275 Elmwood Avenue, closed temporarily in late July for essential repairs and upgrades. Services and programs will resume during normal scheduled hours, Monday to Friday. Knight Memorial will be closed Saturdays until the end of the year and South Providence Library will continue to offer Saturday hours until the end of 2017.

Knight Memorial Library Closed Temporarily for Mechanical and Electrical Work

Knight Memorial Library, one of the nine locations of Providence Community Library (PCL), closed temporarily on Saturday, July 22 to begin essential electrical and mechanical upgrades to the building, which is situated at 275, Elmwood Avenue. PCL apologizes for the sudden closure. After careful consideration, the Library decided that critical upgrade work should begin without delay, in order to assure safety in the building. 

Providence Community Library Anuncia el Concurso Literario “Letras De Little Rhody”

Providence Community Library y la Feria del Libro y las Artes de Providence, dan inicio el primer concurso literario en español “Letras De  Little Rhody” en las categorías Poesía y Cuentos con el fin de promover la literatura y  los escritores latinos de Rhode Island. La fecha de entrega de los trabajos participantes es el 30 de Junio del 2017.


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