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

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Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club (the 4:30 edition) will be outside near the Blue Star Memorial weather permitting on Tuesday, September 15 at 4:30 PM.  Please remember to bring a lawn chair.

Our Third Tuesday Book Club (the 6:30 edition) will be in the Library on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 PM.  The book we will be discussing is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.  Chairs will be 6' apart and a mask is required.  No sign up is needed for either group.

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30 to discuss Dear Martin by Nic Stone.  We will meet outside, weather permitting, or inside if it rains.  Bring your lawn chair.  All ages welcomed for this book discussion.

About Us

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.

Hours & Contact

The Library is open!

 
Mon, Wed, Fri 9-5
Tue, Thur 9-6
Sat closed
Sun closed

Website funded by The Book Nook

Address
2658 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
02871

Phone

(401) 683-9457

Fax

(401) 683-5013

Upcoming Events

Sep
22
11:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Story Time for 5 children (including siblings) Registration is required; Register once and you are signed up for all Tuesday sessions Masks for...
Sep
24
11:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Story Time for 5 children (including siblings) Registration is required; Register once and you are signed up for all 8 sessions Masks for anyone 3...
Sep
29
11:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Story Time for 5 children (including siblings) Registration is required; Register once and you are signed up for all 7 sessions Masks for anyone 3...
Sep
29
6:30pm - 8:00pm
All ages welcomed for this discussion of Dear Martin by Nic Stone.  We will meet outside, weather permitting.  Bring your lawn chair and join us!  We will move...
Sep
29
Tuesday, September 29
6:30pm - 8:00pm
All ages welcomed for this discussion of Dear Martin by Nic Stone.  We will meet outside, weather permitting.  Bring your lawn chair and join us!  We will move...
Oct
04
Sunday, October 04
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Understanding when, where and why vital records were created, and the changes in those practices over the years, can help us find them today. What additional abstracts have...
Oct
18
Sunday, October 18
2:00pm - 3:00pm
In this Zoom class we will go over how to use the Family Search Wiki to help you find resources for your genealogy questions. This class is geared toward beginner users that...
Oct
20
Tuesday, October 20
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of TBD Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served....
Sep
22
Tuesday, September 22
11:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Story Time for 5 children (including siblings) Registration is required; Register once and you are signed up for all Tuesday sessions Masks for...
Sep
24
Thursday, September 24
11:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Story Time for 5 children (including siblings) Registration is required; Register once and you are signed up for all 8 sessions Masks for anyone 3...
Sep
29
Tuesday, September 29
11:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Story Time for 5 children (including siblings) Registration is required; Register once and you are signed up for all 7 sessions Masks for anyone 3...
Oct
01
Thursday, October 01
11:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Story Time for 5 children (including siblings) Registration is required; Register once and you are signed up for all 8 sessions Masks for anyone 3...
Sep
29
Tuesday, September 29
6:30pm - 8:00pm
All ages welcomed for this discussion of Dear Martin by Nic Stone.  We will meet outside, weather permitting.  Bring your lawn chair and join us!  We will move...

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