The Library has compiled a short bibliography of materials available to help prevent, cope with, and stop bullying.
Help for Job-Seekers
EmployRI.org is like having a personal online career counselor who can walk you through the process of analyzing your current skills, finding training, writing a great résumé and searching through jobs to find new employment. Give it a try!
Keep the Heat On is there to help those individuals and families living in Rhode Island who have exhausted all other public and private resources. When there's nowhere else to turn, please give them a call 401.421.7833 x107.
Tutor.com's Career Resource Center provides one-on-one online assistance for job-seekers. You can get help with résumé and test preparation, including GED and Citizenship tests. Check it out today!
Help for Everyone
2-1-1 Rhode Island
RI's 24/7 Online Statewide Community Services Resource 211ri.org:
Call 2-1-1 for the answers you need!
Help for Seniors
& Adults with Disabilities
and those who love them!
If you have questions or concerns about issues related to growing older in our state, such as Social Security, pharmacy assistance, housing, long term care, Medicare and Medicaid, a community elder information specialist in your area may be able to help.
Call your local
Elder Information Specialist
Ann Glew 401-231-0742
Also please note:
Heating Assistance and
Food Assistance are available from the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs.
Search RI's Online Statewide Reference Resource AskRI.org:
Be sure to check the JMS Calendar for more Library event listings.
And check out Projo the Beat and Upcoming@Yahoo.com for listings of all area events.
Public Programs, Lectures, & Events
at the Library & Public Notices
Summer Reading Programs
This summer the themes are:
Kids "Dig into Reading"
Teens "Beneath the Surface"
Adults "Groundbreaking Reads"
We have lots of special programs, workshops, and crafts planned for everyone everything from Shakespeare to soap making to underwater arachaeology to worm farming.
Signups begin June 15th.
Join the fun! Win prizes! READ!
10 a.m. Noon
A group of adults has been meeting at the Library most Saturdays to play Trivial Pursuit. If you enjoy trivia and would like to join this group, you are most welcome you don't have to be a braniac to win or to have fun!
Please give the Library a call beforehand to make sure the group is scheduled to meet.
Friday, June 21
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Shuang Long Dao Studio presents Basic Kung Fu for kids ages 7 to 13.
Workshop is free.
Pre-registration is required.
Sign up in our Children's Department.
Sessions begin soon!
The participants compete on teams and track their weight, exercise hours, and/or pedometer steps over an 8-week period.
Shape Up Rhode Island is a statewide exercise and weight loss challenge founded by Brown Medical School student Rajiv Kumar on the belief that the solution to healthy living lies in the power of teamwork and peer support.
This health campaign helps and encourages Rhode Islanders to pursue healthy lifestyles through increased physical activity and better nutrition. Participants compete on teams and track their weight, exercise hours, and/or pedometer steps during the course of each program. Over the past three years, nearly 20,000 Rhode Islanders have participated in this successful program, losing thousands of pounds, walking millions of miles, and proving that teamwork is a powerful prescription for taking control of our health.
Get back into shape!
Check it out today at Shape Up RI!
Berean Baptist Church
474 Chapel Street, Harrisville
Quality clothing is available to help families with their clothing budgets and recycle at the same time.
We have infant through adult clothing including jackets, pants, shirts, shoes and much more.
The Clothes Closet is open to all Burrillville & Glocester residents.
ID required upon first visit.
The Clothes Closet is open every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
United Way 2-1-1 Rhode Island
Get information, deal with a problem, discover options...
2-1-1 is the fastest and easiest way to get information when you need it. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One call gives you access to resources across your community, whether you need to get help for you, for a family member or for a friend or want to help. No more wrong numbers, no more wasted time trying to find the right person to call. Someone at 2-1-1 will help connect you to the services or information you need.
Confidentially, for free, in your language.
"Our mission quite simply is to help people get connected and get answers! We’re committed to doing our best to help everyone."
Director of United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island
For assistance, please call 2-1-1.
Has someone hurt you?
Do you need help?
Day One, the Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center of Rhode Island, is a resource for victims of sexual assault and their families.
Sojourner House: is an Advocacy & Resource Center for domestic violence victims in Rhode Island.
If you have been the victim of a crime any crime,
Call 800-494-8100 the 24 Hour Victims of Crime Hotline.
Online in PDF format
JMS Book Discussions
General Book Discussion
3rd Tuesdays at 1:30
Other RI Library Discussion Groups
Tax Time Help
Click here for Tax Time Help
Assistive Listening Devices
These are available for use during open meetings and library programs only.
In the case of library programs, please contact the library at least two business days prior to the event to reserve a device.
[ View the library's Personal Amplifier Policy ]
Domestic violence is a crime. If you believe someone is a victim of domestic violence, get involved. Reach out. Go to RICADV.ORG or call 800-494-8100 to get help.
Borrow the Library's Circulating PASSES!
JMS patrons may be eligible to borrow passes from other RI Libraries. For more information, click here.
Your Tax Dollars
What's the real value of your library?
For every $1.00 in taxes you spend on your library, do you know how many dollars of value you receive in return?
Find out here:
Individual Return on Investment Calculator
This exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.
Look for these pictures on the walls of your library. And for more information, please visit the NEH's web site Picturing America.
A Teaching Manual is available in our Reference Department for teachers, homeschoolers, and others wishing to explore these works further.