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PPL Welcomes All

posted: , by Emily Levine
tags: About the Library | Director's Updates | Library Collections | Adults | Teens | Kids & Families | News

As PPL prepares to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2017, we are grateful for each opportunity we have to serve as a resource for the entire community, now and into the future. All are welcome at the Library.

library for allWant to get involved in important community conversations? Learn about our Choose Civility programming.

Interested in exploring work from writers around the globe? Our staff has curated a great list of titles to try!

We also have resources to help kids and families talk about the immigrant experience and to support LGBTQ teens.

Teens can also stop in at the Main Library to visit the “I’m Capable of Anything: Stories from Deering High” exhibit, featuring stories written by twelve Deering High School students from Iraq, Angola, Vietnam, Somalia, Albania, Afghanistan, Burundi, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We love being your library. We love being your neighbor.

 


Peaks Branch Renovation Plans Moving Ahead

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tags: About the Library | Director's Updates | Adults | Teens | Kids & Families | Seniors | News

Work continues behind the scenes on the Peaks Island Community Center and Branch Library renovation project. Architect Dick Reed and his engineers and designers have met with our renovation design committee, which includes Peaks residents, Library staff members, and colleagues from the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Facilities.

We have largely completed the design of the basic layout of spaces, storage, traffic flow, and rest rooms. We continue to finalize the precise set-up of the library service desk and shelving, furnishings and finishes for floors and walls, as well as details in the community room.

The new design in the library features lower-profile bookshelves to provide a lighter, more open and flexible space, while actually accommodating more books and library materials. The renovation will also provide new display space for art.

Work on heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning has progressed, along with a design for a new electrical system and lighting. Energy audit work by engineer Andrew Holbrook (funded by the Peaks Energy Action Team) has been valuable in identifying energy improvements.

The project is on track to go to bid in late fall for construction to begin early in the new year. Key to our progress is the generosity of our New Vision Campaign donors, whose pledge payments ensure that we have sufficient funds in-hand to proceed on this timeline. Thank you!

We look forward to keeping you up-to-date on the progress!


Riverton Branch schedule update

posted: , by Emily Levine
tags: About the Library | Director's Updates | Adults | Teens | Kids & Families | Seniors | News

With the reopening of our Burbank Branch just around the corner on Tuesday, August 23, our Riverton Branch will say goodbye to visiting colleagues from Burbank who helped cover vastly increased open hours at Riverton.This means it’s time to reboot our Riverton schedule and get back to our usual 23 hours of service per week at that PPL location.

Starting Monday, August 15, we look forward to seeing you at Riverton on these days and times:

Monday: 1pm-6pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 9am-12pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
There is always plenty of activity at our Riverton Branch, with everything from book groups, to story times, to crafting and more. We hope to see you in the branch as you explore our collections, enjoy our programs, and compare notes with your favorite staff members. See you soon!
Our Riverton Branch patrons are a crafty bunch!

Our Riverton Branch patrons are a crafty bunch!

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