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

What's Happening

The Library will be closed February 17 and 18. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, February 19.
The art quilts in this display have been designed, created, crafted and machine quilted by Portsmouth artist Veronica Mays. The quilts will be on display through the month of February.
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 February 19 at 6:30 PM and February 20 at 2:30 PM to discuss The Beak of the Finch : a Story of Evolution in Our Time by Jonathan Weiner. Pick the time that's best for you!

 Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet January 29th at 6:30 to discuss Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson.   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

Feb
19
9:30am - 7:30pm
February is Love Your Library Month!  Celebrate in the Children's Room on Tuesday Feb. 19 all day.  Fill out a Valentine...to us!  We'll give you a sweet treat to say thanks.
Feb
19
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...
Feb
19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Beak of the Finch by...
Feb
20
10:00am - 3:00pm
Choose a STEM kit over vacation to construct and experiment with at home.   While supplies last.
Feb
19
Tuesday, February 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Beak of the Finch by...
Feb
21
Thursday, February 21
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. ...
Feb
21
Thursday, February 21
6:30pm - 7:45pm
What do you do during a traffic stop - hands on the wheel or get your registration ready for the officer?  When exactly should you call the police?  What services do the...
Feb
26
Tuesday, February 26
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
19
Tuesday, February 19
9:30am - 7:30pm
February is Love Your Library Month!  Celebrate in the Children's Room on Tuesday Feb. 19 all day.  Fill out a Valentine...to us!  We'll give you a sweet treat to say thanks.
Feb
20
Wednesday, February 20
10:00am - 3:00pm
Choose a STEM kit over vacation to construct and experiment with at home.   While supplies last.
Feb
25
Monday, February 25
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...
Feb
26
Tuesday, February 26
10:00am - 11:00am
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...
Feb
26
Tuesday, February 26
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...
Mar
09
Saturday, March 09
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...
Mar
11
Monday, March 11
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Did you participate in our Oreo Challenge last January? Now get ready for our Pringle Challenge! Taste test a bunch of different flavors and see if you can tell which is...
Mar
26
Tuesday, March 26
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...

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