The Librarienne

Providence Community Libraries Closed

The Providence Community Library (PCL) system will close Monday, September 10th through Saturday, September 15th due to a cut in funding from the city of Providence. Regular library operations will resume Monday, September 17th. During this time, materials will not be due and no fines will be charged. Book drops will be open. For libraries […]

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City Budget Cuts Threaten PCL Services

Since 2009, when PCL took over the operation of the nine neighborhood libraries for the City of Providence, the City has provided PCL annual funding of $3,550,000. This provides approximately 75% of PCL’s annual budget. State library funding provides another 15% of PCL’s funds, and PCL raises the remainder through various forms of fundraising. In

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Book Sale — Rochambeau Library

The Friends of Rochambeau Library Spring Book Sale starts today, April 23rd, and runs through the end of the week. More than 20,000 used books, audiovisuals, and more, sorted in over 50 categories. All hardcover and large paperback books: $1 dollar All children’s books and small paperbacks: 50 cents Specials and rarities: priced individually Monday

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The Great Checkout

Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, refreshing cocktails, and fine conversation while helping the Providence Community Library (PCL) raise funds to support the expansion of PCL’s educational and cultural programming for youths and adults, in English and Spanish, at all nine libraries. At ‘The Great Checkout’, PCL will also hold a most unique raffle of rare books

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Cheap Books

The Spring Edition of the Friends of Warwick Public Library book sale is this weekend at the main library. Sale begins Friday with the Friends of the Library ‘members only’ sneak preview from 6pm to 9pm.  Non-members can join at the door for $5. Money earned from the book sale supports the library collection and

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