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

The library is closing at 1 pm on Saturday, Oct. 20th, due to cold temperatures in the library.

What's Happening

Have fun with neighbors and friends at this Library fundraiser on Friday, October 19 from 7 PM to 9 PM.
King Philip's War by Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias is the choice for the Portsmouth Historical Society's book discussion group at Portsmouth Free Public Library on Monday 10/22 at 6 PM
Museum passes or discount coupons are available for loan at the Library!
The Michael W. Mello Program Room may be reserved.

Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet November 20 at 6:30 PM and November 21 at 2:30 PM to discuss The Good House by Ann Leary. 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

Oct
22
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...
Oct
22
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us at the Library for a discussion of King Philip's War : The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict by Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias...
Oct
23
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...
Oct
23
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We have been looking forward to this TEEN ONLY event since the summer time!! We provide all the fixings to make your own pizza skull! While you are waiting for it to cook to...
Oct
22
Monday, October 22
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us at the Library for a discussion of King Philip's War : The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict by Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias...
Oct
23
Tuesday, October 23
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...
Oct
30
Tuesday, October 30
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...
Oct
30
Tuesday, October 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages 12-102 are welcome to our Young Adult Fiction Book Club, held on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30. Refreshments are served, and a lively discussion of that...
Oct
22
Monday, October 22
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...
Oct
24
Wednesday, October 24
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...
Oct
27
Saturday, October 27
10:00am - 3:00pm
Drop in to the Children's Room for Halloween Crafts.  No registration required; free.  For preschoolers through grade 5.
Oct
29
Monday, October 29
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...
Oct
23
Tuesday, October 23
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We have been looking forward to this TEEN ONLY event since the summer time!! We provide all the fixings to make your own pizza skull! While you are waiting for it to cook to...
Oct
30
Tuesday, October 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages 12-102 are welcome to our Young Adult Fiction Book Club, held on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30. Refreshments are served, and a lively discussion of that...
Nov
10
Saturday, November 10
2:00pm - 4:00pm
All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for scheduled volunteer service hours. On the second Saturday of each month we will have a different project out for teens to...
Nov
15
Thursday, November 15
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Ms. Sue in preparing some treats for Thanksgiving! Menu items to come, but be sure to sign up online and to make us aware of any...

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