100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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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 6th
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours begin June 21st

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 1st
  • Columbus Day
    Monday, October 13th
  • Veterans Day
    Tuesday, November 11th

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 children’s 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

Library Welcomes new Head Children's Librarian

Robin Nyzio has joined the JMS Library Staff. More info here.

Riverwalk Times

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Bring the whole family to the FREE concerts on the Library's Riverwalk. Performances start at 6:30 p.m. If weather is inclement, performances move inside.

Special Event

Free Voter ID Card
Saturday, August 23
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

A representative from the RI Secretary of State's Office will be at the Library to issue free voter IDs.

Anyone wishing to get a voter ID must bring a Social Security Card or other proof of identity.

For more information call 401-222-2340
or visit the State's website

Stillwater Mill Pavillion

Burrillville Farmers' Market
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stillwater Mill Pavillion
May — October
Bring the whole family!

8th Annual Green Fesitval
Saturday, September 6th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Stillwater Mill Pavillion
Green vendors, kids activities, food, music, & family FUN!

Organized by Pascoag Utiltiy District & the Department of Parks & Recreation, in collaboration with the JMS Library, Burrillville Farmer's Market, and Re:discover Gifts.