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

Curbside Pickup is now available! 

Staff is here to help Mon-Friday 9am-5pm at 683-9457 x2. 

All Materials now have a due date of July 1.

The building is currently closed. 

What's Happening

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Curbside pickup and computers by appointment now available! Click "Read More" for more information.
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AncestryLibrary at home
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Free classes and magazines!
Tumblebooks! Ebooks for all ages, audiobooks and math!

Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club (4:30 and 6:30 groups) are suspended until further notice due to the coronvirus outbreak.  

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 to discuss A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi.  Send an email to porlibteen@gmail.com to get an invitation to the Zoom meeting.  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

Closed for now due to the Coronavirus.

Fall/Winter Hours (Labor Day - Memorial Day)

 
M-Thu 9am-8pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

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
16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us on Zoom as we discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.  Books are available through the ...
Jun
30
4:30pm - 7:30pm
TEENS Grades 6-12 only! Kick off our Teen Summer Reading Program in style with One Games, a local company coming to run a Mario Kart tournament here at the library....
Jul
01
6:00pm - 7:00pm
More info coming on this amazing summer program, in conjunction with Ragged Island Brewery. Stay Tuned!
Jul
02
10:00am - 11:00am
Come sew with us!  More details to follow
Jun
16
Tuesday, June 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us on Zoom as we discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.  Books are available through the ...
Jul
01
Wednesday, July 01
6:00pm - 7:00pm
More info coming on this amazing summer program, in conjunction with Ragged Island Brewery. Stay Tuned!
Jul
13
Monday, July 13
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us for our summer YouTube Paint Party for adults 21+! Participants will be provided with all materials needed to make your own masterpiece - follow along with the...
Jul
15
Wednesday, July 15
11:00am - 2:00pm
Join us for a live appraisal with Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers! Bring in your antiques and collectibles for an appraisal.  $5 for one item, $10 for up to 3 items. All...
Jul
02
Thursday, July 02
10:00am - 11:00am
Come sew with us!  More details to follow
Jul
09
Thursday, July 09
10:00am - 11:00am
Slime workshop
Jul
14
Tuesday, July 14
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Russ DeSimone is here to dazzle and amaze! Check back for full details!
Jul
16
Thursday, July 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Limited to 12 participants.  More details to follow!
Jun
30
Tuesday, June 30
4:30pm - 7:30pm
TEENS Grades 6-12 only! Kick off our Teen Summer Reading Program in style with One Games, a local company coming to run a Mario Kart tournament here at the library....
Jul
09
Thursday, July 09
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come and make all your junkfood dreams come to life. Stations will be set up to make your own bubblegum, chocolate candies, and so much...
Jul
27
Monday, July 27
5:30pm - 7:30pm
This YouTube Paint Party is for TEENS ONLY in grades 6-12. Follow a YouTube artist as she helps you create your own masterpiece! Food and refreshments, all supplies, and the...

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