Thursday, December 22, 2011
Providence Public Library. Providence Community Library. The Best Part of Breaking Up is That All Library Locations Remain Open.
Providence city, library officials reach agreement on community library buildings. (Providence Journal, 12/22/2011)
Excerpt: City officials will pay $5 million through 2031 to transfer ownership of the neighborhood libraries to the city. The libraries would then be operated by the Providence Community Library.
Under the 20-year lease-purchase agreement mediated by retired Superior Court Judge Mark Pfeiffer, the city will initially pay $250,000 to the Providence Public Library, which owns the buildings and until 2009 had run the library system. Starting in 2014, the city will make 18 annual payments of $264,000 to complete the purchase.
The next round. (7/20/2011)
Unsure about status of branches. (5/28/2011)
It's complicated. (5/16/2011)
New administrative structure, same old building maintenance issues. (10/16/2010)