2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

What's Happening

Story Times start up the week of Sept. 23. Visit the Kid's page to learn which day is right for you!
Join us for a discussion of Killed Strangely by Elaine Forman Crane on Thursday, 9/19 at 6 PM.
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Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 17 at 4:30 and 6:30 to discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  Refreshments will be served.

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet August 27th at 6:30 to discuss Eleanor and Parkby Rainbow Rowell.   All ages are welcomed.

About Us

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Portsmouth Free Public Library. It consists of members who are elected from the Portsmouth Free Public Library Association.  The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM.  In case of a Monday holiday, the Board will meet on the second Monday of the month.  The first Monday in May is the annual meeting.

Association membership is open to all residents of the Town of Portsmouth who are eighteen years of age and pay annual dues. The Portsmouth Town Council may appoint two Trustees. The Trustees serve without remuneration of any kind. Non Residents may join the Association but do not have voting rights.

Hours & Contact

Fall/Winter Hours (Labor Day - Memorial Day)  
M-Thu   9am-8pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

Website funded by The Book Nook

Address
2658 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
02871

Phone: (401) 683-9457

Fax:  (401) 683-5013

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and...
Sep
24
10:00am - 11:00am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of...
Sep
24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
Sep
25
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age...
Sep
24
Tuesday, September 24
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and...
Sep
24
Tuesday, September 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
Sep
26
Thursday, September 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us and learn the basics of using Google Docs for your document needs. Basic computer skills necessary. Please register by clicking below or call 401-683-9457
Sep
28
Saturday, September 28
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have a basic level of Spanish and wish to practice speaking, comprehension, and reading, join Cynthia for a relaxed hour of Spanish conversation.  This session will...
Sep
23
Monday, September 23
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and...
Sep
24
Tuesday, September 24
10:00am - 11:00am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of...
Sep
25
Wednesday, September 25
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age...
Sep
26
Thursday, September 26
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and...
Sep
24
Tuesday, September 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
Sep
28
Saturday, September 28
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have a basic level of Spanish and wish to practice speaking, comprehension, and reading, join Cynthia for a relaxed hour of Spanish conversation.  This session will...
Oct
09
Wednesday, October 09
5:00pm - 8:00pm
A free workshop for aspiring adult and teenage writers of science fiction, horror, fantasy, superhero and supernatural fiction with author & editor Lauren Elise Daniels....
Oct
28
Monday, October 28
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Did you join us for cooking up some pizza skulls last year? They are back! Teens will create their own pizza skulls and cook them to perfection, then enjoy melting cheese and...

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