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

The Library will open at 10 AM on Tuesday,  April 27, to allow for a staff meeting.

What's Happening

We are happy to have you visit the library. Please click "Read More" for our hours and guidelines.
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Returned items are quarantined prior to check in.

Book Clubs

After recommendations from the Office of Library & Information Services, the Third Tuesday Book Club will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 PM.  The book we will be discussing is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.  Books are available at the library or you can use your own.  If you are new to the group, sign up is needed to receive the link.

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will next meet on Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 over Zoom to discuss The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith.  Books are available to borrow at the library.  The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the week of the discussion. Email porlibteen@gmail.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.

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

   
Mon & Tues 9-8
Wed thru Fri 9-5
Sat 9-1
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

May
12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Details soon! We will meet at 6:30 PM via zoom for this discussion.  Please include your email address when you register for this discussion so that a link may be sent to you...
May
18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Annual 3rd Tuesday Book Club Meeting to discuss LOTS of books for the upcoming year!  Submit your suggestions (limit to 3 titles, please) to Carolyn by May 7 so the books...
Jun
02
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital, Life and Death a Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865 by Frank L. Grzyb  Wednesday June 2nd 6:30 PM This...
Jul
15
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Happy Summer Teens! Join us for the first of our two outdoor events this summer, weather permitting. We will be having a tie-dye extravaganza! Held in the grass on the...
Apr
29
Thursday, April 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we discuss ...
May
12
Wednesday, May 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Details soon! We will meet at 6:30 PM via zoom for this discussion.  Please include your email address when you register for this discussion so that a link may be sent to you...
May
18
Tuesday, May 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Annual 3rd Tuesday Book Club Meeting to discuss LOTS of books for the upcoming year!  Submit your suggestions (limit to 3 titles, please) to Carolyn by May 7 so the books...
May
27
Thursday, May 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we discuss ...
May
31
Monday, May 31
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Tuesday June 1 at 9 am.
Apr
29
Thursday, April 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we discuss ...
May
27
Thursday, May 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we discuss ...
May
31
Monday, May 31
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Tuesday June 1 at 9 am.
Jun
24
Thursday, June 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we discuss ...

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