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A Message from Jeffrey Cannell, Library Director

December 15, 2016 - 6:53am -- sshea

On behalf of everyone at PCL, I wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Over the last six months, it's been my pleasure to learn about PCL and the vibrant and diverse city of Providence. When I arrived in July to take up the position of Library Director, PCL had already completed a successful campaign for an increase in City and State funding. In addition to many letters, emails and phone calls from community partners, businesses and funders, I was impressed to learn that more than 3,500 patrons wrote individual postcards addressed to the Mayor, describing why PCL was so important to them. Thank you for your support! Thanks also to Mayor Elorza and the City Council members and State representatives who listened to PCL's appeals so positively. 

While funding remains a challenge for PCL, I believe that the best is yet to come for our Library. In 2017, we will produce a new strategic plan, setting out our goals for the future. I will provide you with updates on progress in future eNewsletters. 

In the meantime, enjoy our news, which includes a review of 2016. If you are able, please remember us in your end of year giving. Have a happy and prosperous 2017! 

Jeff Cannell
Library Director