Monday, January 5, 2009

Keeping Hope Alive in "The Beehive of Industry"*

*(a.k.a. Providence RI)
As we mentioned way back in 2008, libraries are often an easy target for budget cutters, when times are tough. Providence residents have taken a new tack in response to the Providence Public Library's proposal to close 5 neighborhood branches.
A new non-profit organization, Providence Community Library, has pledged to raise the necessary money to run the libraries. The effort is supported by a number of Friends groups, city council members, youth groups and city unions.
[The photo at right is the "New Your City" building project at Providence's Fox Point Branch.]


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