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

  • Early Closing
    Wednesday, November 26th
           Close at 5:00 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, November 27th
  • Late Opening
    Friday, November 28th
           Open at 1:00 p.m.

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


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Library Programs & Events

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

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Library Notes

Silent Auction

November 15th — 29th
Friends of the JMS Library
Annual Holiday Silent Auction

Be sure to stop in at the Library to register for your bidder number so that you can take advantage of this great opportunity to bid on some truly wonderful and imaginative gift baskets!

Remember, all proceeds benefit the Jesse Smith Library— and you!

Food for Fines Amnesty Days

Thanks to all who participated in our Amnesty. The food collected has been delivered to the local food banks and will help make the holidays brighter for many families.

Stillwater Mill Pavillion

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Saturday, December 13
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Blizzard date: December 22)

Santa will arrive by Fire Truck today and visit with children in the Farmers' Market Pavillion. There will be a small gift for each child who stops by, and everyone can enjoy hot cocoa while they wait. Parents, don't forget to bring your cameras!
The Burruillville Middle School Chorus will provide lively holiday music from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
There will be a Recycled Snowman Contest, too. Kids can make a snowman at home from recycled materials and bring it to REdiscover between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m to enter the contest. Visit REdiscover's Facebook page for details.

Over at the Library, there will be face painting in the cafe, and Mrs. Claus will be decorating cookies in the Community Room. Stop by to join in the fun. Decorate a cookie!

It will be a fun day for everyone. Be sure to bring the whole family!
Sponsored by Burruillville Parks & Recreation Department, Harrisville Fire Department, Jesse Smith Library, Burruillville Farmers' Market, and REdiscover Gift Shop.


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