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Introducing SouthPVD, a New Online Community Resource for Providence

Published Date: 
March 9, 2017

The Website is the Initiative of Providence Community Library

If you live on the South Side, there’s a new place to go to find out what’s happening in town: SouthPVD. The website is the creation of Providence Community Library (PCL) and provides information about community organizations and events in Elmwood, South Elmwood, Upper and Lower South Providence, the Reservoir Triangle, Washington Park and the West End. People can submit content and upload events directly to the SouthPVD website, which is moderated by PCL staff.

SouthPVD has been developed to provide a forum and a voice for local community stakeholders and to provide content that is specific to the neighborhoods located on the South Side of Providence. “The site will change organically over time to serve the needs of the community” explained PCL Regional Librarian Rod Burkett. “We want South Side residents to drive the development of the site and make it robust, so we invite community contributors to send us news, local content, links to organizations and other useful information.” SouthPVD has been developed by Rod Burkett together with PCL colleagues Stephanie Shea (site developer), Donna Woodworth and Seth Bonenfant (content developers). The team plans to introduce other elements to the site, such as Spanish language content, a teen blog and a local business feature.

To submit your organization’s event, visit the calendar at and click on the “Post Your Event” button. Monthly newsletters from neighborhood associations will be posted to the “Blog” page and visitors can catch up on local news stories by clicking on links via the “In the News” tab. Information about PCL’s three South Side library locations, Knight Memorial, South Providence and Washington Park, also features on the site.

For more information about the SouthPVD website as well as services and programs at all PCL locations, visit