100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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Directions to the Library

Library Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Winter
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Winter Hours Sept to June
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours June to Sept
    begin June 24th, 2017

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 29th

Weather Closing &
Cancellation Information

During inclement weather, the Library may close early, delay opening time, or be closed all day when weather conditions warrant. If you are in doubt, please call ahead (401-710-7800) or check online here or on Facebook.

We also send closing information to the Rhode Island Broadcasting Association so check your favorite television news station.

Whenever the library closes early, fines are suspended for materials which were due but could not be returned on that day. All materials due on the day of closing then become due on the next open day.

Children's Programs Cancellations —

All children’s programs will be cancelled if classes in the Burrillville Public Schools are cancelled, even if the library elects to remain open.


Quick Library Links

Search the OSL Online Catalog —

Library Programs & Events

Weekly Preview List
of Programs & Events


Be sure to check out our Newsletter and Facebook for additional programming and event information.

Teens should check out our Teen Page and @jessesmithteens on Instagram

Activities for Babies, Kids, Teens,
Adults, Seniors, & Families

Click on any event to go to the Main Calendar and learn more.


Dicsussion Book cover

This month's selection is
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt's New World
by Andrea Wulf.

This book explores the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world.

Copies are available at the Circ Desk. Please plan to join us!


Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 8th
11:15 a.m.

"Brilliantly researched and compellingly written," this book demonstrates the myriad fundamental ways in which Humboldt created our moderen understanding of the natural world; and with it, award-winning author Andrea Wulf champions a renewed interest in this vital but overlooked player in environmental history and science.

The library's adult book discussion group is open to all who are interested in reading and discussing a book together. Books are chosen ahead of time. Multiple copies are available at the library's check-out desk. Readers may also place their own holds on the book, e-book, or audiobook.

To find out about upcoming book discussion titles see our Selection List 2017.

Saturday Concert Series Presents
Jesse Liam Band

Saturday, March 18th
6:00 p.m.

We kick off this series with a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, thouroughly enjoyable good time with Jesse Liam Band. Be prepared to leave with a smile on your face!

Concerts are FREE. Light refreshments will be served. See you there!

Sponsored by
the Friends of the Jesse Smith Library


Ongoing Programs

Knit & Crochet Group
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
Ages 10 to 100 and all skill levels welcome!

Enjoy an evening of knitting or crocheting with others. Share your skills, ask questions, grow your craft. Whether you're just learning, sharpening your skills, or have years of experience, we urge you to join us! Yarn and needles are available!

Writing Group for Adults
Alternate Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

This group provides a supportive atmosphere where participants can share ideas and experiences as they pursue their personal development of the craft of writing. Open to all adult writers! Please call to confirm dates of meetings.

Trivial Pursuit Group
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to Noon
3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Are you a trivia nut? Join this group of like-minded adults who test their wits with the game of Trivial Pursuit. This group meets most Saturday mornings and also on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. All welcome. Please call ahead to confirm that there is a game!

Library Notes

Tax Time Help

Go to the Library's Tax Time Help Page. Tax Filing Deadline is April 15th!

Tax forms are here! Please ask at Reference if you have questions.

And please check out our Tax Help Page for information about how to get tax forms and instructions, how to get assistance for filling out your forms, how to file your return, and how to get a tax filing extension, too!

Click for more information:

Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 8th

Jesse Liam Band
Saturday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m.

JMS Writing Group
Alternate Wednesdays
Call for schedule!

JMS Knitting Group
Thursdays at 6:00
All ages and skill levels welcome!

Trivial Pursuit Groups
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
All welcome. Please call to confirm !

Friends of the Library
First Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Need to Print?

Print from Anywhere

Is your printer down? Do you need to print from a wireless device?

If you need to print, you can print to the JMS Library's printer from inside the Library, from home, from work— or from anywhere!

Go to: tinyurl.com/jmsprint in any browser, and you can send your documents to print at the Library's printer.

You can print in black & white or color; single pages or double-sided. Cost is the same as in-Library printing, and your print job will remain available for printing for up to 5 days from the time you submit it.

To get your job printed, come to the JMS Library during regular hours, and staff at the Reference Desk will release your print jobs.

To find out more about printing from anywhere, go to PrinterOn where you can search for a PrintSpot and download free Mobile Apps.

PrinterOn Print Simply Anywhere

Support Your Library!

Shop Amazon and support the Jesse Smith Library!

The Friends of the Jesse Smith Library invite you to shop Amazon Smile and support the library. Every time you make an eligible Amazon Smile purchase, the Friends of the Library get .5% of the purchase price!