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

The Children's Room is closed until further notice due to construction. Story times will be held upstairs in the Mello Program Room.


Intro to Libby

New to e-books? Come see what all the fuss is all about with Libby, the library's state-wide e-reading app. Overdrive will be on its way out soon, so be sure to register to learn how to use this new(er) interface. Registration and masks required. 

Teen Fiction Book Club

Join us the last Tuesday of each month to discuss a Young Adult book title. This book club is open to everyone that wants to read the book, regardless of age. Snacks provided, feel free to bring your own drink or hot beverage. No registration required.

January: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

February: Kneel by Candace Buford

March: The Girl's I've Been by Tess Sharpe

April: Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus

May: White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

June: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Outdoor Teen Flying Machines with Mobile Quest - CANCELED!!!



As we take our programming outdoors for teen option #2 this summer, Mobile Quest will be here, featuring a high flying adventure. Participants will complete 2 high-flying activities, including creating a high flying, gas-powered animal! Registration is restricted to 18 participants, and only for those entering grades 6-12. Covid precautions are in place, so teens will be spaced 6 feet apart and required to wear masks at this program. Registration reservations will begin on July 15th. 

Teen Outdoor Tie-Dye Event - Weather Permitting

Happy Summer Teens! Join us for the first of our two outdoor events this summer, weather permitting. We will be having a tie-dye extravaganza! Held in the grass on the backside of the side parking lot under the trees, we will be happily sheltered from the sun while we make our creations. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, participants must bring their own items to dye (hoodies, t-shirts, masks, tote bags, whatever you can come up with!). Please limit 3 items per teen. Participants must also wear masks and stay 6 feet apart from each other. Registration is required and limited.

Virtual Visit to the Great Swamp Management Area

Crisp spring mornings teeming with the anticipation of sunrise contain a beautiful surprise to the observant eye. The sky dance of the American woodcock (photo by Gerry Krausse) is one of the earliest and most theatrical signs of spring. Learn all about these strange and amazing birds and the unique young forests they inhabit in Rhode Island with the RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife!


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