Not About The Buildings

How To Help Not About The Buildings

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Not About The Buildings began as an advocacy website in 2006, created in response to threats of closures and layoffs by trustees at the Providence Public Library. Residents from throughout the city took part in creating this site, from library staff members and local politicians to children and senior citizens who would be lost without their neighborhood library branch.

In 2007, Not About The Buildings transformed a local art space into a vision of what a library could be. Firehouse 13, voted the Best New Art Gallery of 2007 by Rhode Island Monthly, was filled with books and magazines generously donated by publishers, authors, and dozens of library patrons, and people of all ages and backgrounds visited the new library for film screenings, reading groups, live music, and unique events like a spelling bee for grown-ups and a pay-what-you-can book sale.

But we need your help. Please consider making a donation to keep this important cause alive. If you would like to send a check, please e-mail for information on how to go about that.

Money raised will go directly toward programming more events designed to bring writers and readers together. Not About The Buildings is run by volunteers with little to no outside funding, so donations are extremely welcome.

Thank you.