City to introduce makerspaces in ten public libraries citywide to promote creativity and positive youth development

City of Providence, May, 30, 2018

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Council President David A. Salvatore, FabNewport Executive Director Steve Heath, Providence Public Library Executive Director Jack Martin, Providence Community Libraries Youth Services Specialist Jennifer Romans, community members and representatives from Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art and Young Voices to announce the launch of the innovative PVD Young Makers program, which will introduce makerspaces to ten public libraries citywide to expand youth access to advanced digital technologies and creative design tools.