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Providence Mobile Library to Bring Reading, Enrichment Opportunities to Youth This Summer

Monday, July 10, 2017


Cheryl Space

The Providence Community Library will be bringing its "Mobile Library" to schools -- and recreation centers -- for its second year of operation this summer, to provide education and enrichment opportunities to youth, helped by funding from the United Way. 

Cheryl Space talked with GoLocal's Kate Nagle about the summer reading program that will be at all nine of the PCL's city locations. 

The Mobile Library will also visit ten Providence public elementary schools and ten city-run recreation center camps on a regular weekly schedule, from July 3 to August 18 and offer Ready for Kindergarten workshops for young children preparing to enter school in the fall.
For more information -- go here.



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