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Jack Martin
Providence Public Library executive director
Following 11 years at the New York Public Library, Jack Martin took over as PPL executive director 
in January 2014. He was the driving force behind 
a recently completed $26 million renovation.

Stay true to core values

Jack Martin | Providence Public Library executive director On March 16, 2020, Providence Public Library’s administrative team gathered in person for the last time in...

Centreville Bank donates $177,500 to 11 local nonprofits

WEST WARWICK – Centreville Bank through its charitable foundation recently donated $177,500 to 11 local nonprofits, according to a news release. Recipients include: Capital Good...

Now is the time to rebuild our libraries

We’ve all felt the impact of the past year – not being able to carry on with our lives normally, not socializing in person...

BOND Building Construction Inc.

THE STORY: Thomas J. Bond’s mother loaned the upstart entrepreneur $500 in 1907 to start a construction business and he began building sidewalks in...

Providence Public Library completes $25M renovation of 1950s-era wing

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public Library this week completed its 18-month renovation of the 1950s-era wing, establishing new common areas for the public to...
Jack Martin

Library aiming to help build businesses

Providence Public Library was founded 145 years ago during a period that is now referred to as the Long Depression. Starting with the Panic...

Erica Busillo Adams

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Erica Busillo Adams, 34 | Director of Development, Providence Public Library What is the best advice you have...

PBN announces 2020 40 Under Forty winners

PROVIDENCE – Forty young professionals have been chosen as the winners of Providence Business News’ 16th annual 40 Under Forty program, and will be...
ADDED COST: Jack Martin, executive director of the Providence Public Library, which has nearly completed a $27 million renovation, says scheduling and cost overruns due to a lack of laborers because of the COVID-19 pandemic has added about $500,000 to the cost of the project. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Providence library, other projects near finish in uncertain times

When Jack Martin first walked into the Providence Public Library in 2014, he felt like someone had pressed the pause button on the building...

ONE Neighborhood Builders awards $125K to health equity zone partners

PROVIDENCE – Six organizations that partner with the Central Providence Health Equity Zone have been awarded a total of $125,300 in grants from ONE...

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