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Visit this page to find out the latest news about Providence Community Library, information about our Friends groups, community partners as well as views and comments on current events and stories that impact the library. Please check back often - we'll continue to send you a short, succinct summary in the form of a newsletter.

American Girl Doll Joins Collection

July 11, 2019 - 4:31pm -- publicity

Washington Park has a new resident - and kids with a library card can take her home for a week!

The Broad Street library has acquired an American Girl doll, which is now available for loan with a special backpack kit. The backpack includes the doll, an American Girl story book and a journal, which kids can use to write about adventures with their doll friend.

Happy 10th Birthday, PCL!

July 3, 2019 - 3:06pm -- sshea

PCL celebrated its tenth birthday on Monday, July 1 in the same way it celebrated its first day in 2009 - with parties around the neighborhoods. Library users, staff, PCL Board members, Friends and guests assembled at 4:30PM at every location to enjoy cake and lemonade. The festivities are just the start of a special year for PCL and more events are planned.

SIGN UP: Free Maker Summer Camps for Middle School Kids!

June 14, 2019 - 5:28pm -- publicity

PCL is excited to host Summer Afterzone PVD Young Makers Camps in partnership with the Providence After School Alliance (PASA). Camps will take place at Olneyville, Rochambeau, South Providence and Wanskuck in two sessions:

Session #1: Monday - Friday, July 8 – July 19 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Session #2: Monday - Friday July 22 – August 22 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Explore a Universe of Stories with Summer Reading

June 14, 2019 - 2:13pm -- publicity

The theme of this year's summer reading program is A Universe of Stories - an inspiring title for readers of all ages! PCL has worked with the City of Providence and several partner organizations to create more than 400 fun learning activities and free performances which are designed to encourage students to start reading - and keep reading - all summer long. We want children to enjoy reading and become lifelong readers!

Long Story Short Micro-course with Prof.Susan Smulyan

June 13, 2019 - 5:47pm -- publicity

Long Story Short: Art & Education at New Urban Arts
Thursday, June 20 6:00PM - 7:30PM
South Providence Library

Join Professor Susan Smulyan of Brown University on Thursday, June 20 at South Providence Library for the last presentation in the Long Story Short series, as she explores the connections between art and education in the South Providence neighborhood. Enjoy the evening and bring the family - pizza and homework help is available for school age children!

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