100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library Cornerstone of the Community Cornerstone of the Community


Directions to the Library

Library Hours

  • Monday - Wednesday
    10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
      1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Winter
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Winter Hours begin Sept 12th
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours begin June 20th

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 25th
  • Independence Day
    Saturday, July 4th

Weather Closing &
Cancellation Information

At the discretion of the Director, 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 at Cancellations.com.

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

  • Click here for the Library's
    Weather Closing Policy
  • For information about cancellations, please go to Cancellations.com


Quick Library Links

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Library Programs & Events

Please check our Newsletter and the Children's Department Blog for schedules and additional programming information.

Full page Calendar.


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Library Notes

It's Tax Time

Need a little help? Need forms? Advice? Check out the JMSL Tax Time Page.

Library Job Posting

This spring, after 44 years on the job, JMS Library Director Sandra P. Mundy is retiring. And now the search is on for a new Library Director.

If you know someone who might possibly be able to step into the Director's shoes, please send them this link to the Job Posting: Library Director.

Friends of the JMS Library

Spring Vendor Fair
— Saturday, April 11 —
10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Discover unique gifts for Motherís Day, wedding showers, graduations, and more!
Raffles, Prizes, Fun!
Bring the whole family!

Now through May 1, 2015.
Get your garden growing this spring!

Friends of the Library Bloomin Good Fundraiser 2015

Entertainment at the Library

Coffeehouse Performers & Schedule

Next Coffeehouse: April 17th

Burrillville Animal Shelter

If you would like to help make the days happier for the animals at the shelter who are patiently waiting to find their forever homes, you can drop off donations for the shelter at the Library. There is a list of most needed items posted in the Library, and cash donations are always welcome to help with veterinary care for the animals. Thank you. And happy holidays to you and your family!

Stillwater Mill Pavillion

Burrillville Farmers' Market
Thanks for your patronage!
See you next May!