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.

Family Events

Friday, July 01
11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for a STEM presentation for all ages! Registration required, no wait list; registration opens June 20th! "Ahoy there, matey! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on... Read More
Tuesday, July 05
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 0-4 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Thursday, July 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 4-6 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Tuesday, July 12
10:00am - 12:00pm
Open soft play from 10am-12pm! No registration required, but children will have to wait their turn. No more than 5 children allowed in the play area at a time!
Thursday, July 14
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 4-6 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Sunday, July 17
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy a fun day at Newport International Polo’s All Charity Day on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 5 PM at the Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI Tickets will be sold at the Library and will be $15 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to the... Read More
Tuesday, July 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 0-4 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Wednesday, July 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Celebrate Summer Reading and our 125th Anniversary! We are pleased to announce that Wednesday, July 20, 2022, we will be hosting a story time with Mother Goose. Drop in only, please email porlibchild@gmail.com... Read More
Wednesday, July 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Celebrate Summer Reading and our 125th Anniversary! We are pleased to announce that Wednesday, July 20, 2022, we will be hosting a Magic Show performed by Tommy James. Registration is required, please email ... Read More
Thursday, July 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 4-6 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Tuesday, July 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 0-4 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Thursday, July 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 4-6 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Tuesday, August 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 0-4 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Thursday, August 04
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 4-6 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Tuesday, August 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 0-4 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Thursday, August 11
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 4-6 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Friday, August 12
9:00am - 5:00pm
Summer Reading Program ends today! Turn in your reading logs and submit all of your raffle tickets by 5PM!