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Jack Martin

Jack Martin first arrived at the Providence Public Library in 2014 and took a mental note of how the place looked. The word that...

R.I. Council for the Humanities to recognize 4 honorees at annual...

PROVIDENCE – Four honorees will be recognized by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for their leadership, creative achievement and innovation Oct. 7...

BankNewport awards $212K in grants to local nonprofits

NEWPORT – BankNewport announced July 13 that it had distributed $212,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofits that had their operations and outreach negatively...

Providence awards $99K contract to RWU for racial reparations work

PROVIDENCE - The city has signed a $99,000 contract with Roger Williams University to continue its plan for racial reparations, though details on who...
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...

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