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 begin Sept 12th
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours begin June 20th

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Thanksgiving Holiday
    Wednesday, November 25th
           Close at 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 26th
    Friday, November 27th
           Open at 1:00 p.m.
  • Staff Training Day
    Tuesday, December 1st

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 here or on Facebook.

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


Quick Library Links

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Library Programs & Events

Check out our new and improved Calendar.

As ever, be sure to check out our Newsletter and Facebook and Twitter for additional programming and event information.

This Month at the Library

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Read about how Thanksgiving Day became a National Day of Thanksgiving.

Old Sturbridge Village— The Library now has passes!

Old Sturbridge Village

Looking for something new to do this holiday season? Why not borrow one of the Library's newest passes and visit Old Sturbridge Village? The pass is good for 50% off admission prices, and there's lots for everyone in the family to see and do. Check it out today!

Coming in December

Please Note:
The Library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, December 1st for Staff Training.

Local Authors Night at the Library

Come enjoy light refreshments while you get to know some of our local authors. Their writings include many genres: mystery, inspirational, historic fiction, historic fact, children's books, nature, romance, and much more. Signed copies of the books will be for sale, and you might just find the perfect book for your favorite booklover!




Greg Wardson Trio
Cool holiday jazz, from classics to contemporary.

Saturday, December 5
6:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Friends of the JMS Library.


Wreath Making Workshop
with URI Master Gardener
Lee Mendard

Monday, December 7
6:30 p.m.


Some materials will be provided,
but participants are encouraged
to bring their own materials
and tools. A list of suggested
items will be given to you
when you register.

For more information or to register,
please call or visit
our Reference Desk.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 9th
11:00 a.m.

This month's selection is Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan. Copies are available at the Circ Desk. Please plan to join us!

Library Crafting Makerspace

Join us in our Crafting Makerspace on Friday, December 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. when we will be creating holiday cards and a snowman decoration! These free projects are very easy and perfect for beginners. All materials provided. Register at the Reference Desk.

CRAFTERS, PLEASE NOTE: Soon our Crafting Makerspace will be open regularly and you and your friends will able to stop in and use our crafting tools and supplies to create— anything you can imagine!


The Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition is a volunteer, working task force comprised of individuals who are interested in substance abuse prevention issues in the Burrillville communities.

Current Task Force members include school, prevention and treatment professionals, youth, parents, law enforcement, faith community, health care, youth organizations, business owners, media and local government. All members live and work in the Burrillville area.










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Library Notes

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

Seasonal Silent Auction
Nov 14th — Nov 28th

Great gift opportunities for the holidays! Don't miss out!

RI Public Radio

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Take a few minutes to listen— online— to the wonderful segments RI Public Radio aired this fall for One Square Mile: Burrillville, RI. There's something for everyone— and we bet you'll learn things about Burrillville that you never knew!

Parks & Rec Department

Holiday Events Schedule 2015

Stillwater Mill Pavillion

Santa at Stillwater
Saturday, December 12
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family!
Santa's Visit 2015

Farmers' Market

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

Burrillville Animal Shelter

The Burrillville Animal Shelter could use your help. If you can't adopt a shelter pet, you can help make the days happier for the animals at the shelter who are patiently waiting to find their forever homes. Donations for the shelter can be dropped off at the JMS 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.

December 2015 Fundraiser

The Burrillville Animal Shelter is raising funds to help cover veterinary fees. They are selling "Adopt Your Soulmate" teeshirts, hoodies, vnecks, and tanks. To purchase, go to the Fundraiser Page.

Fundraiser ends December 3rd, with delivery in time for the holidays!

Happy Holidays!

And, thank you!