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

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Join us for a summer program just for you!!
Summer hours start the week of June 17th.
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Historical Society book club June 24 at 6 at the Library!

Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 18 at (new time!) 4:30 and 6:30 to discuss The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.  Refreshments will be served.

 Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet June 25th at 6:30 to discuss The Giver by Lois Lowry.   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

Summer Hours  
M-Tue 9am - 8pm
W-F 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 1pm
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

Jun
19
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Library staff meeting
Jun
20
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the craft of rug hooking if you are new to the craft or work on an existing project if you are a seasoned rug hooker at "The Island Hook-In" taught by Roberta Conti. ...
Jun
21
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ever wanted to give knitting a go? Learn the basics of knitting in this introductory class with Traci Vaspol from The Stitchery.  We will cover casting on, knit stitch and...
Jun
24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of From Slaves to Soldiers :The 1st Rhode Island...
Jun
19
Wednesday, June 19
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Library staff meeting
Jun
20
Thursday, June 20
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the craft of rug hooking if you are new to the craft or work on an existing project if you are a seasoned rug hooker at "The Island Hook-In" taught by Roberta Conti. ...
Jun
21
Friday, June 21
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ever wanted to give knitting a go? Learn the basics of knitting in this introductory class with Traci Vaspol from The Stitchery.  We will cover casting on, knit stitch and...
Jun
24
Monday, June 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of From Slaves to Soldiers :The 1st Rhode Island...
Jun
25
Tuesday, June 25
10:00am - 1:00pm
Drop In to the Children's Room and make this week's craft.  For kids in preschool through grade 5; this craft can be as simple or as complex as your creativity allows!  Free...
Jun
26
Wednesday, June 26
10:00am - 10:45am
Story Times for all ages.  After our stories, songs, and felt board activities are over, we'll march over the tables for a craft.  No registration required.
Jun
27
Thursday, June 27
10:00am - 1:00pm
Drop In to the Children's Room and make this week's craft.  For kids in preschool through grade 5; this craft can be as simple or as complex as your creativity allows!  Free...
Jul
01
Monday, July 01
10:00am - 10:30am
Drop In to the Children's Room and explore this week's painting project.  Each time we'll use a different method to create with paint.  This program is process-based, not...
Jun
25
Tuesday, June 25
2:00pm - 3:00am
Teens - Come to this fun, high energy program!   Dean Watts of Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu will teach some basic self-defense and some participants will break a board!  Registration...
Jun
25
Tuesday, June 25
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...
Jun
26
Wednesday, June 26
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Teens - Join us as we do another 6 week session of scratch programming.  This year's theme will be Game Design and it has challenges for those with more experience with...
Jun
28
Friday, June 28
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a book talk, reading, and signing from local Portsmouth authors Kyra Rose and Kacey Victoria S. They both wrote and published books for their senior projects at...

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