Fifty brave library supporters will Rappel for PCL this Saturday!
Library Vehicle will Carry Exciting Tools and Technology for Intergenerational Learning
Through Kanopy and Kanopy Kids, Patrons Will Have Access to more than 30,000 Films, For Free
The Rappel for PCL Fundraiser and Carnival is on May the Fourth Day!
Providence Community Library (PCL) y Bibliotecas sin Fronteras (BSF) se asociarán para proporcionar servicios directos a los residentes Olneyville ya que utilizan la lavandería local, explore el mercado de pulgas, esperan en el estación de buses, y regrese a su hogar en el fraccionamiento Manton Heights. La Iniciativa de Legal Literacy se esfuerza por llevar los servicios de la biblioteca y los recursos legales a lugares cotidianos frecuentados por los residentes y proporciona ayuda con los asuntos de preocupación constante.
Providence Community Library (PCL) and Libraries Without Borders will partner to provide direct services to Olneyville residents as they use the local laundromat, explore the flea market and return home to the Manton Heights housing development. The Legal Literacy Initiative strives to bring library services and legal resources to everyday places frequented by residents and provides help with issues of ongoing concern. The pilot program will run on a regular schedule from July 28 to September 8 on the following days, times and locations:
Providence Community Library (PCL) will eliminate overdue fines on all materials in its children's and young adult collections from June 25. Additionally, $37,000 in existing fines on juvenile cards will be waived on June 25, creating a clean slate for young library users, removing barriers to future borrowing and encouraging greater participation in library activities. Lost materials continue to be subject to replacement charge for the time being. PCL is also reducing overdue fines on DVD materials for adult cardholders from one dollar to twenty cents a day.
The Board of Directors of Providence Community Library (PCL) has appointed Cheryl Space as its new Library Director. The Board voted unanimously to promote Space into the Director role after Jeff Cannell, the previous Director, announced his retirement after two years in the role. Space, who has been Assistant Library Director since October 2017 and Youth Services Coordinator since 2014, stepped into her new position on June 24.
Grant Provides Equipment for Bigger Classes and New Projects
The Zennovation Fund at United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has awarded Providence Community Library (PCL) a grant of $5,000 to purchase Virtual Reality (VR) equipment for use at its nine neighborhood locations. The grant will allow more than 20 students to interact simultaneously with VR technology, enable PCL to expand its VR project, Virtual Providence and plan new VR ventures with other Rhode Island based partner organizations. The Zennovation Fund is advised by community leader, Lorne Adrain.