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

The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Our annual reading of the Declaration of Independence will be on the grounds of the Portsmouth Free Public Library at 9:00 a.m.
In case of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Mello Program Room, but all other library services will be unavailable.

Childrens Databases

Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center.

EBSCO’s research database for students K-5 is the replacement for Searchasaurus and Kids Search and features colorful pictures and school subject categories for easy browsing.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. 

Full text of popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, with easy-to-read entries written specifically for kids.