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

What's Happening

174 country cookbooks in one online resource!
Over 1 billion searchable records!
Plant sale Saturday, June 1 from 9 AM to 2 PM.

Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 18 at (new time!) 4:30 and 6:30 to discuss The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.  Refreshements will be served.

 Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet May 28th at 6:30 to discuss Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart.   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.  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

M-Th 9am - 8pm
F-Sa 9am - 5pm
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
28
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...
May
28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
Jun
03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees meeting.
Jun
04
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Training session for library staff.
May
28
Tuesday, May 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
Jun
04
Tuesday, June 04
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Training session for library staff.
Jun
05
Wednesday, June 05
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Training session for library staff.
Jun
06
Thursday, June 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
85th Anniversary Presentation
Jun
11
Tuesday, June 11
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently use a sewing machine in this introductory class with Karen Katin from The Stitchery! All materials will be...
Jun
26
Wednesday, June 26
10:00am - 10:45am
Story Times for all ages.  After our stories, songs, and felt board activities are over, we'll march over the tables for a craft.  No registration required.
Jul
02
Tuesday, July 02
10:00am - 11:00am
Dave the Bug Guy is back!  Last year our families raved about Dave and his insects and spiders.  We are so excited to have him back!  Space is limited, online registration...
Jul
03
Wednesday, July 03
10:00am - 10:45am
Story Times for all ages.  After our stories, songs, and felt board activities are over, we'll march over the tables for a craft.  No registration required.
May
28
Tuesday, May 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
Jun
11
Tuesday, June 11
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently use a sewing machine in this introductory class with Karen Katin from The Stitchery! All materials will be...
Jun
25
Tuesday, June 25
2:00pm - 3:00am
Teens - Come to this fun, high energy program!   Dean Watts of Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu will teach some basic self-defense and some participants will break a board!  Registration...
Jun
25
Tuesday, June 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...

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