100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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 Welcome

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 10th
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours begin June 25th

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Victory Day
    Monday, August 8th
           Closed
     
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 5th
           Closed
     

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

Check out our new and improved Calendar.

Weekly Preview List
of Programs & Events

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



 

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


Summer at the Library

Summer REading Program 2016

Jesse Smith Library
Summer Reading Program

—  2016 Themes  —
Kids: On your mark, get set, read!
Teens: Get in the game!
Adults: Exercise your mind, read!
Prizes, raffles, special events, and programs— fun for all ages this summer at your Library!

Sign up today!
Don't miss out!

8 great summer concerts
Check it out!




Check the Online Calendar for these Activities:

Friends of the Library
Meet 1st Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

3rd Tuesday Trivial Pursuit
Meets 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Teens Meet @ the Hangout
Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Writers Group
Meets Alternate Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Knitting Group
Meets Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Trivial Pursuit
Meets Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

 

Coming in September

Dicsussion Book cover

This month's selection is
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr.

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

 

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.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 14th
11:15 a.m.

"Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel...

"In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge."




 

Library Notes

Job Opportunity

The Library has an opening for a Library Page. For more information about the position and how to apply: Library Page Position


Summer Hours

Don't forget: The Library closes
at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the summer.

summer sun

Summer Concerts

Saturday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m.
The Aviators, an awesome Burrillville band making its return to the Riverwalk playing hits of the 50s through the present day. Dance the night away!

The Aviators

Concerts are free. Good music, good times, and good company: great summer entertainment for the whole family!

2016 Performer Links

Sponsored by the Friends of the Jesse Smith Library.


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