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

What's Happening

Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30 PM, this illustrated talk by Town Historian Jim Garman is co-sponsored by the Library and the Portsmouth Historical Society.
Visit the library on Saturday, 12/14 from 10 AM to 1 PM and talk with US Census Recruiting Assistant Edith Kloss to find out more about jobs during Census 2020.

Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet Tuesday, December 17 at 4:30 and 6:30 to discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean.  Refreshments will be served.

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet November 26th at 6:30 to discuss Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton.   All ages are welcomed.

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

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

Dec
16
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and...
Dec
16
5:00pm - 6:00pm
This event has been rescheduled to Dec. 16!  Karen Katin from Stitchery is back to lead you through the ins and outs of sewing a holiday project.  For kids...
Dec
17
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of...
Dec
17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. ...
Dec
17
Tuesday, December 17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. ...
Dec
17
Tuesday, December 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. ...
Dec
24
Tuesday, December 24
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Dec
25
Wednesday, December 25
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Dec
16
Monday, December 16
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and...
Dec
16
Monday, December 16
5:00pm - 6:00pm
This event has been rescheduled to Dec. 16!  Karen Katin from Stitchery is back to lead you through the ins and outs of sewing a holiday project.  For kids...
Dec
17
Tuesday, December 17
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of...
Dec
18
Wednesday, December 18
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age...
Dec
19
Thursday, December 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us in making their own gingerbread houses! We will supply all the materials (and candy!) and you supply the creativity and fun!...
Dec
24
Tuesday, December 24
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Dec
25
Wednesday, December 25
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Jan
18
Saturday, January 18
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have a basic level of Spanish and wish to practice speaking, comprehension, and reading, join Cynthia for a relaxed hour of Spanish conversation.  This session will...

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