Congratulations to Providence Public Library in Providence, Rhode Island
The Providence Public Library (PPL) in Providence, Rhode Island, has been celebrating throughout the year after being recognized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as the 2001 winner of the National Award for Library Service. Established in 1875, the PPL runs ten branches with a total collection of more than 1.2 million items. Electronic services available from the library's Web site include Ask a Librarian Email Reference Service and several subscription databases available to library cardholders.
Librarians also serve as teachers at PPL and offer a number of classes for both kids and adults. Teenagers can surf the library's Teenpower site for both fun activities and helpful resources. Librarians also maintain an online reference area for parents and teachers.