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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.

Welcome to Hoopla!

September 26, 2019 - 1:03pm -- publicity

We are excited to announce that PCL cardholders now have access to Hoopla.  Wherever you are, home or afar, borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet, phone or TV!  

PCL library card holders who sign up for Hoopla will be able to check out 3 items per month.

Read a National eBook Pick: After The Flood

September 23, 2019 - 5:10pm -- publicity

...A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water...

Join a nationwide reading experience!

Google Digital Skills Workshops

August 29, 2019 - 2:14pm -- sshea

PCL has been selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative.

We will use the funding to hold 4 Google Digital Skills workshops at Smith Hill Library in September with refreshments & giveaways at each event!

2020 Census Recruitment Sessions at PCL

August 29, 2019 - 1:15pm -- publicity

Job opportunity! The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to hire close to 500,000 office and field staff nationally for the 2020 Census. The majority of those hires will be Census takers, or enumerators. Enumerators interview residents of households that have not responded via the online or paper forms to supply their Census information. These temporary staff serve as the last line of defense for getting an accurate count, which is critical for federal funding and fair political representation. 

Keep Track of Your PCL Events with Burbio

August 29, 2019 - 10:54am -- publicity

We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on at PCL and in our community! is a FREE website and app that puts PCL, school, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars!  You'll also receive important notifications when events change or get cancelled.


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