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

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Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday (now the Third Wednesday) Book Club will meet in the Library at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 18.  The book we will be discussing is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.  Books are available at the library or you can use your own.  Chairs will be 6' apart and a mask is required.  No sign up is needed.

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 to discuss The Downstairs Girl by Stacy Lee.  We will meet inside the library at 6:30. Meet at the front entrance so Colleen can let you in! 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

Oct
26
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Newspapers contain a wealth of information for genealogists from obituaries to birth and marriage announcements, from feature articles to classifieds. Newspapers also provide...
Oct
27
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
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 8 sessions Masks for anyone 3...
Nov
18
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us as we discuss And Then There Were None...
Oct
26
Monday, October 26
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Newspapers contain a wealth of information for genealogists from obituaries to birth and marriage announcements, from feature articles to classifieds. Newspapers also provide...
Nov
11
Wednesday, November 11
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Thursday Nov. 12 at 9 am.
Nov
18
Wednesday, November 18
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us as we discuss And Then There Were None...
Nov
26
Thursday, November 26
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Friday Nov. 27 at 9 am.
Oct
27
Tuesday, October 27
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
29
Thursday, October 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 8 sessions Masks for anyone 3...
Nov
11
Wednesday, November 11
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Thursday Nov. 12 at 9 am.
Nov
26
Thursday, November 26
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Friday Nov. 27 at 9 am.
Nov
11
Wednesday, November 11
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Thursday Nov. 12 at 9 am.
Nov
26
Thursday, November 26
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Friday Nov. 27 at 9 am.
Dec
24
Thursday, December 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.
Dec
25
Friday, December 25
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.

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