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On Saturday, June 15, PCL had a booth at the Rhode Island PrideFest for the first time! With themed book raffles, crafts, and fun activities, library staff interacted with well over 200 attendees and spread the message that the library is a welcoming and safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.
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.
Everyplace Makerspace @ the Mobile Library
Tuesdays, 1:30PM - 4:00PM Webster Avenue School, 191 Webster Ave.
Thursdays (except July 4), 1:30PM - 4:00PM Frank D. Spaziano School, 85 Laurel Hill
Fridays 9:00 - noon Mary Fogarty School, 199 Oxford Street; 1:30PM - 4:00PM Broad Street entrance @ Roger Williams Park
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.
What could motivate a child more to read every day over the summer than a bag full of exciting new books to take home and keep? PCL is piloting a free book giveaway to school students to provide additional motivation to read every day during the summer vacation.
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