Providence Community Library to keep all nine branches open!!

2009 January 16
by sgrabelle

May 23, 2009
Beginning on July 1, 2009, the Providence Community Library will promote, support, organize and manage a nine-branch public library system in and for the city of Providence for the benefit of the community. Go to www.providencecommunitylibrary.org for more information on this important development.

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On January 15th the Friends hosted a panel discussion about the PPL’s current plans to close 5 of the Providence library branches and the Providence Community Library’s proposal to take over all of the branches.

A number of questions arose regarding the budgets of each organization. Attached are tables comparing Providence Community Library’s projected budget for next year with PPL’s actual branch budget for last year (2007‐08) and with PPL’s projected budget for operating Central plus four branches for next year (2009‐10). Click here to dowload the budgets and additional information.

Please go to www.providencecommunitylibrary.org to learn more about this grassroots organization working to keep all nine of the Providence Public Library branches open and serving our communities.

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