A blog for young readers (and YA lovers) from the Providence Athenaeum.

The Providence Athenaeum is a unique library and cultural center in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Growing out of the Providence Library Company (fourth library in the United States), the Athenaeum as we know it was formed in 1836. Our handsome building on the corner of Benefit and College was completed in 1838.

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This blog is updated by one of our circulation assistants (and YA enthusiast), Amy. Follow us to find out what's new in our Young Adult corner, or just for a daily dose of literary shenanigans.

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Finding a missing reserve…

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This is me after I found FOUR BOOKS FROM THE ON-SEARCH FOLDER IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.

One of them had been ‘missing’ for a year.

Am I a hero?

Only the books can decide…

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He gets one more hour in the ball pit.

Feeling this pug’s vibes every Friday. Wooo!!

Happy Friday, everyone!

CLOSED TODAY FOR LABOR DAY

But tomorrow we’ll be back to FALL HOURS!!!

MON-THUR. 10am-7pm

FRI-SAT 9am-5pm

SUN 1pm-5pm

yay! See you then!

Its Back to School Time

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For those of you off to new adventures, and to those staying at home, and to those of you who may be experiencing your first fall without school, I present for you a viewing list — All available at the Providence Athenaeum.

* VERONICA MARS: All available seasons. Great modelling behavior on how to talk to bullies.

* TWIN PEAKS: At least this isn’t your high school. Or maybe it is. Take it up with the Log Lady

* THE BREAKFAST CLUB: Old school, classic, and maybe I”m dating myself, but still relevant.

*RUSHMORE: an early (Pre-Tenenbaums) Wes Anderson, about loving your school, even when it doesn’t love you back.

* CLUELESS: a 90s LA take on Jane Austen’s Emma. And yes, Emma is just as annoying in the books. That’s kind of the point.

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