June/July 2020
An Announcement About Limited Reopening is Coming Soon!

Be patient - we're working on the details now! In the meantime please continue to use o ur contactless curbside pick-up service at all locations. Call us to request materials and get an appointment time to pick them up!
If you have questions  about library cards, reference queries, problems accessing our digital content, or you just want to talk to a real librarian, we have the answers you need!

Download eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more at Ocean State Libraries eZone, Hoopla and Kanopy.
Check out our Online Resources for Adults and Online Resources for Youth; information and things to do at home.
...and enjoy continuing virtual story times and other programming with our PCL YouTube celebs!
2020 Summer Reading Program Features Virtual Resources and Takeaway Bags
The annual citywide summer learning initiative for 11,000 Providence K - 5 school children kicks off on June 22. Not surprisingly, things are going to look a little different this year due to COVID-19.

Inside-Out Summer: A Creative Program for Teens
The PVD Young Makers initiative has brought maker space tools and creativity to Providence libraries, transforming the traditional experience of library spaces for many local teens. Now the innovative maker team and its program partners have come up with a combination of safe, socially distanced summer challenges for middle and high school students to complete at home.

Confronting Racism and Supporting Racial Justice: Resources
We were sickened and heartbroken by the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers, a manifestation of the systemic racism and inequitable treatment of persons of color that continues to plague our nation. Please read PCL's full statement about racism and the nationwide calls for racial equity and social justice here. We also invite you to explore this collection of anti-racism resources, put together by PCL staff.
Tell Us (Y)our Story!
The last few months haven't been easy. We at Providence Community Library have had to dig deep and come up with new ways to keep you educated, entertained and informed while the buildings are closed.

PCL is launching an initiative to collect your stories about how you have been using the Library during the pandemic.

Meet Padma Venkatraman at Virtual PVD READS Event

Join our PVD READS Book Club on Monday, July 13th at 6PM for a virtual, intergenerational book discussion of The Bridge Home, featuring the book’s author, Padma Venkatraman. The conversation will be moderated by Meagan Lenihan, Director of the Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors, and co-hosted by Rhode Island Center for the Book and Providence Community Library.

Celebrate Pride Month!

To celebrate Pride month, PCL librarians from Washington Park and Olneyville created this bingo card full of fun, uplifting activities.

Complete and enjoy as many of the activities as possible from the card, then tune in to Facebook Live on Monday, June 29, at 7:00 PM to see if you get bingo and win a reading-based prize!

Library Yoga with the Glitter Goddess Collective

Library Yoga via YouTube LIVE
Saturdays at 10:00AM

The  Glitter Goddess Collective  is offering Library Yoga every Saturday morning at 10:00AM LIVE on the PCL YouTube Channel . Start your weekend with yoga led by Matt Garza and teachers from the Esek Hopkins Homestead Park.

Aprenda cómo usar ZOOM - en español

Aprenda cómo usar ZOOM - curso gratis en español
How to Use Zoom - A Short Course in Spanish

Escoja uno de estos dos horarios de clases:
Select one of these class options:
Miércoles, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, iniciando el 17 de Junio hasta el 1 de Julio
Wednesdays, June 17-July 1, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Sábados, 9:30 – 11:00 am, iniciando el 20 de Junio hasta el 11 Julio
Saturdays, June 20 - July 11 9:30AM - 11:00AM