This weekend, the Providence Public Library (PPL) children’s room officially reopened as the Chace Children’s Discovery Library. PPL staff partnered with exhibit designers from the Providence Children’s Museum to help create the new interactive learning environment, designed “to foster discovery, early literacy skills and a love of reading,” according to PPL Director Dale Thompson. We know it will be an essential resource for Providence families.
With several hands-on activity centers, the library offers options for children at different developmental stages with a variety of learning styles. The focal area—the “forest”—includes a tree trunk hideaway, giant leaf-shaped cushions, and props that encourage play. It also has alphabet block doors, a cozy reading nook, and a soft baby nest for infants.