Learn all about the American woodcock, a strange and amazing bird, and the unique young forests they inhabit in RI with the RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife! Join the Wildlife Outreach Team for a virtual visit to the Great Swamp Management Area to see a young forest in action.
After recommendations from the Office of Library & Information Services, the Third Tuesday Book Club will meet virtually on Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 PM. The book we will be discussing is The Overstoryby Richard Powers. Books are available at the library or you can use your own. Sign up is needed to receive the link.
Our Teen Fiction Book Club will next meet on Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 over Zoom to discuss The Boy in the Red Dressby Kristin Lambert. Books are available to borrow at the library. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the week of the discussion. Email email@example.com if you would like to join us and aren't aready on our mailing list for the book group. All ages welcomed for this book discussion.
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.