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

What's Happening

The Library will be closed December 23 - 25 and December 30 - January 1. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 2.
The Michael W. Mello Program Room may be reserved.
Museum passes or discount coupons are available for loan at the Library!

Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet December 18 at 6:30 PM and December 19 at 2:30 PM to discuss George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl. Pick the time that's best for you!

 Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet October 30 at 6:30 to discuss Mosquitoland by David Arnold.   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.

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

M-Th 9am - 8pm
F-Sa 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
17
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No...
Dec
18
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna 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
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Have a new device (phone, tablet, or laptop?) or technology question? We can help! Bring your device, passwords, and library card (if using Overdrive or Libby) and any...
Dec
18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of George and...
Dec
18
Tuesday, December 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of George and...
Dec
19
Wednesday, December 19
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a discussion of George and...
Jan
10
Thursday, January 10
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Find out how Claremary Sweeney, a writer/photographer, uses her vivid imagination to create both children’s stories and adult books as she discusses the "Anatomy of a Local...
Jan
15
Tuesday, January 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of ...
Dec
17
Monday, December 17
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No...
Dec
18
Tuesday, December 18
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna 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
19
Wednesday, December 19
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
20
Thursday, December 20
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!)...
Dec
20
Thursday, December 20
5:30pm - 7:30pm
By popular request!!  Make a gingerbread house using graham crackers and decorate it. Registration required for this free program for teens in grades 6-12.  
Jan
12
Saturday, January 12
2:00pm - 4:00pm
All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to earn community service hours at the library, creating different crafts to benefit local charities. Items throughout the weeks will...
Jan
29
Tuesday, January 29
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...
Feb
07
Thursday, February 07
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mmm!! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us as we create our own fruit covered cubes! Teens will cut up a variety of fruits and make their own ice cube tray full of...

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