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

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Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will go virtual on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 PM due to the coronavirus outbreak.  The book we will be discussing is The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.  Please send an email to porlibadult@gmail.com to get an invitation the Zoom meeting.

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 28th at 6:30 to discuss American Panda by Gloria Chao.  We will be meeting in person, finally.  We will meet outside, weather permitting, or inside if it rains.  Bring your lawn chair.  All ages welcomed for this book discussion.

About Us

The mission of Portsmouth Free Public Library is to serve as an essential resource that grows with our community, enhances the quality of life of our users, supports lifelong learning, and offers access to information in a variety of ways. We provide outstanding customer service and a welcoming environment for all.  The Library shall enthusiastically promote its functions in the community, provide full access to a broad variety of materials and information, including beyond the local collection, and function with efficiency and courtesy to provide a pleasant experience.

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

The Library will reopen to the public on Monday, 7/6.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

 
Mon, Wed, Fri 9-5
Tue, Thur 9-6
Sat closed
Sun closed

Website funded by The Book Nook

Address
2658 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
02871

Phone

(401) 683-9457

Fax

(401) 683-5013

Upcoming Events

Jul
21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The book we will be discussing is The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, further information about meeting virtually or in...
Jul
21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The book we will be discussing is The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, further information about meeting virtually or in...
Aug
05
6:00pm - 7:00pm
More info coming on this second installment of an amazing summer program, in conjunction with Ragged Island Brewery. Stay Tuned!
Oct
04
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Understanding when, where and why vital records were created, and the changes in those practices over the years, can help us find them today. What additional abstracts have...
Jul
21
Tuesday, July 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The book we will be discussing is The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, further information about meeting virtually or in...
Jul
21
Tuesday, July 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The book we will be discussing is The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, further information about meeting virtually or in...
Jul
28
Tuesday, July 28
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss American Panda by Gloria Chao.  All ages welcomed as we discuss this book about Mei Lu, a teen whose parents have plans for her future, while...
Aug
05
Wednesday, August 05
6:00pm - 7:00pm
More info coming on this second installment of an amazing summer program, in conjunction with Ragged Island Brewery. Stay Tuned!
Jul
28
Tuesday, July 28
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss American Panda by Gloria Chao.  All ages welcomed as we discuss this book about Mei Lu, a teen whose parents have plans for her future, while...

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