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

  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 5th

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

Thanks to all who participated this summer.
2016 was a great season,
and we hope to see you all again next year!

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."

Learn to use Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker Demonstration

Learn to Edit Your Own Movies for Yourself or Youtube

Saturday, September 17
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This demonstration will include the basics of using Windows Movie Maker, splitting your film, adding titles and credits, brightening dark video, special effects, and saving your movie to a variety of formats, plus creating a Youtube account to share your movie.


Check the Online Calendar for these Activities:

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

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

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



Library Notes

Summer Hours

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

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Winter Hours begin
Saturday, September 10th.

Friends of the Library
Fall Events

Fall Book Sale
Saturday, October 1st
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friends Only pre-sale sale
from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Purchase a membership at the door!

Craft & Vendor Fair
Saturday, November 5th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Free Raffles and fun for all!
Don't miss out!

Holiday Silent Auction
November 12 - 26

Great gifts for the holidays!

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