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UPDATE 6/29/20: DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs and other media can be returned in the outside book return. The book return will be open 24 hours starting on Monday, June 29th at 9:30am through Thursday, July 2nd at 4:30pm. Please place all media in a plastic bag and secure it with rubber bands before returning in the book drop. All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before checking in off of your library account. Library staff have Friday, July 3rd off for Independence Day observance.

6/21/20: The library will offer limited in-person notary, printing and copying services by appointment only. This service will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from noon-1:45 pm in the main program room. To schedule one of these services, please speak directly with a Reference Librarian by calling 401-767-4124. Notary services are free. Copies are .20 cents per page for monochrome and .30 cents per page for color. Printing is .25 cents per page for monochrome or color. Please bring $1 bills or quarters only. We cannot make change for bills larger than $1. The copier coin box will return change for copies. Signage will direct you to enter the library through the program room side door. We ask that you wear a mask and adhere to social distancing protocol. Only 5 patrons and 2 library staff members (7 people total) will be allowed in the program room at any given time. There is a 15 minute time limit in the building.

The library offers contactless curbside pickup by appointment only. We will call you to schedule the pickup appointment when your items are ready. Information for this and other services can be found here.  Please read through this information to discover how you can request library materials!

Here is the library’s re-opening plan through Phase 2.

Please stay informed about any additional library-related cancellations or closings here on our website and on our Facebook page. Thank you for your support and patience as we work safely to re-open your library.

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At the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, we understand that the library plays an integral role in the individual growth of our community. That’s why we offer a wide variety of services and resources to our local citizens.

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Please consider a donation to the Library! Your donation and continued support of the Friends of the Library help us to bring you more fun, free and fascinating programs for all ages. Your donation is greatly appreciated and may be gifted through our secure Paypal account. Thank you!

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STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

Thanks to both the support of our community and grants from organizations such as Studio Rhode, we have been able to grow our offerings to our members with Studio Rhode Woonsocket. Some of these features include:

These are just a few ways in which our library is embracing our role as a community hub that empowers its residents to be both active learners and creators.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Our prime resource is our extensive catalog, which you can explore through our website. With our connection to the Ocean State Libraries catalog, you can browse our collection, you can check the status of any desired title, add it to your wish list, or request an inter-library loan if we don’t have it. As long as you have your library card available, our entire catalog is at your disposal.

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Having accurate, credible, valuable sources is crucial to any research paper or project you may be involved in. With our rich, extensive catalog of the top research databases available, you’ll be able to access information ranging from medical research to history and literature, with everything in between. All you need to access these databases is your library card, and then you’re ready for your research. Feel free to explore our databases whenever you want.

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One of the benefits of being a member of our library or having an Ocean State Libraries card is having access to our museum passes. Funded by the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, we have discount passes available for the Mystic Aquarium, Roger Williams Zoo and more.

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Reading can be a relaxing and solitary experience, but it can also serve as a fun, invigorating social activity where you can share your enthusiasm and love of reading with other members of the community. Our book club meets the third Wednesday night of every month and we welcome new members with open arms. Visit our page to find out what the book of each month is and join our club!

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Woonsocket Harris Public Library is so much more than a place to check out a new book. We offer a wide variety of activities and events for children, teens, and adults. We have speakers, themed nights, and all different clubs that welcome new members. No matter your age or interests, you are sure to be able to find a great fit on our calendar.

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We have a large meeting room at the library which is available, by reservation, for use by the public and to non-profits. The meeting room can be used for many different purposes so long as the intent is of a cultural, educational, or civic nature. Visit our page to learn more about the use and policies regarding the meeting room.

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UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS

What’s New At The Library?

Aside from our vast catalog of books and media, Woonsocket Harris Public Library is an eventful place filled with opportunities to meet like-minded people or introduce yourself to new interests. We have a constantly updated list of events for children, teens, and adults that vary in topic and style, ensuring that everyone can find a great fit and attend a fun and fulfilling event or group meeting.

Make sure that you check our agenda regularly so that you don’t miss out on any of our amazing events and group meetings. We’re always adding to our schedule and there are always great opportunities on the horizon.

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Library Closed Today
Jul 3 all-day

The library is closed for today.

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Library Closed Today
Jul 4 all-day

The library is closed for today.

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Booktalking with Ed and Gabby
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Booktalking is a fun and spirited look at great books for teens along with everything else, including vampires, Harley Quinn, Star Wars and super heroes. Hosted by Young Adult Librarian Ed Fuqua and Miss Gabby from the Children’s Room.

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Princess Snow
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Virtual program for families of preschool and young grade school age children. Princess Snow will sing songs and tell stories. Go to the Woonsocket Library Facebook page or Google Classroom. Use code for stories k7ud2si on Google Classroom.

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Conversations
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Conversations- Young Adult Librarian Ed Fuqua and Children’s Assistant Miss Solitaire talk about a wide range of topics related to the world of books and learning. Topics include poetry, fantasy, folk tales, fairy lore and mythology, plus you never know what might pop up.

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