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

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Independence Day
    Monday, July 4th
  • Victory Day
    Monday, August 8th

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 childrenís 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.

June Programs & Events

JMS Library FanFiction Writing Contest

The results are in!

Our contest winner is Abigail M. Walker, for her Homestuck story, "The Woods Behind My Grandmother's House." All of the stories we received were wonderful in their own ways, but Abigail's story stood out for her polished and evocative writing style. Congratulations!

Read Abigail's story here:

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Coming in July & August 2016:

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.

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



Library Notes

Summer Hours Begin

Saturday, June 25th

The Library will now be closing
at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Happy summer!

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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!

Coming in July

First Concert: July 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Brass Attack, Southern New Englandís finest live dance band.

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

2016 Performer Links

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