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

What's Happening

The Library will be closed on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.
Join us for hot chocolate and cookies at our 35th Annual Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 PM. Santa will light the tree and then visit with each child in the Library.
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

Nov
20
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...
Nov
20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Good House by Ann Leary. Hildy Good is a townie. A lifelong resident of a small community on the rocky coast of Boston's...
Nov
21
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Good House by Ann Leary.  Note that this is the same title as the Tuesday night book.  It's just another time for those who...
Nov
26
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...
Nov
20
Tuesday, November 20
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...
Nov
20
Tuesday, November 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Good House by Ann Leary. Hildy Good is a townie. A lifelong resident of a small community on the rocky coast of Boston's...
Nov
21
Wednesday, November 21
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Good House by Ann Leary.  Note that this is the same title as the Tuesday night book.  It's just another time for those who...
Nov
27
Tuesday, November 27
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...
Nov
26
Monday, November 26
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...
Nov
27
Tuesday, November 27
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...
Nov
28
Wednesday, November 28
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...
Nov
29
Thursday, November 29
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!)...
Nov
27
Tuesday, November 27
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...
Dec
08
Saturday, December 08
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...
Dec
10
Monday, December 10
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Area teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Ms. Colleen to learn how to make circle mandala paintings. Using a variety of basic household items, you can create your own...

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