Events ~ Washington Park Library's 1st Birthday Party, Providence

Washington Park Library
1316 Broad St.
Providence, Rhode Island

Washington Park Library

The Washington Park Library celebrated their first anniversary after re-opening last Spring. The library had been shut down for three years due to budget constraints (and lost 10,000 books to damage while in storage), and was reopened as part of the Providence Community Library's takeover of library branches from the Providence Public Library.

The party had a good turnout, and showed a diverse neighborhood across age, gender and ethnicity. It was easy to see that many of the people who attended were regulars at the library. I saw the librarians call many of the children by name.


PCL President Marcus Mitchell was on hand to congratulate the library. As Division Officer for the Rhode Island Coast Guard Auxiliary, he also presented copies of the Coast Guard's water pollution education book to the branch librarian Lanham Bundy.

Marcus Mitchell, PCL President

As with any proper birthday party, there were cupcakes, juice, coffee, party hats, signs and a general happy vibe.

cupcakes     Birthday sign

Bear and I took some time to explore the library's stacks. She came away with nearly a dozen books to borrow, and I discovered their very respectable Rhode Island reference collection.

Congratulations to Washington Park Library, and here's to many more years in the community!


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