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We have been selected as a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grantee!

Providence Community Library is thrilled to announce that Knight Memorial Library  has been selected to receive a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 244 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and one of only three from Rhode Island!

With this “quick-action” grant,  we will activate the lawn of the Knight Memorial Library by creating an accessible, staffed, resource-rich park complete with tech, games, and books, to provide a warm welcome to neighbors living in the diverse West End of Providence.

“We are incredibly proud that AARP selected Providence Community Library to receive this grant,” stated Library Director, Cheryl Space. “AARP is a nationwide leader on making neighborhoods, towns, and cities more livable for all residents and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our community.”

About the Community Challenge

The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery and more.

It’s all part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge across the nation – including all 244 granted projects this year, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge. You can also view an interactive map of all Community Challenge projects and AARP’s livable communities work at aarp.org/livable.

AARP Community Challenge