Promoting Community Growth

Ensuring Every Citizen Has The Tools To Succeed

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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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. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.



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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Pollinator Friendly Gardening
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pollinator Friendly Gardening
Saturday, February 16

11:00am – 12:30pm

Join us at the library for a free presentation on how to create a garden that attracts various pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more. Open to all and no sign-up needed.

Investor’s Workshop
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Join us at the library for a free workshop on investment basics for beginners. Free and no sign-up needed.


Preschool Sensory Storytime
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Monday January 28th 10:30-11:15am
Monday February 18th 10:30-11:15am
Monday March 18th 10:30-11:15am
Monday April 15th 10:30-11:15am
Green text means it takes place during school vacation week!

Located in the children’s program room.
This is a new interactive storytime program that can be enjoyed by children ages 3-5 of all abilities and sensibilities with their adult caregiver. Sing our hello song, read a story, do fingerplays like Itsy Bitsy spider, and tell a story with our felt board.
Then visit our sensory exploration stations.

Register by calling 769-9044 x2
Walk-ins are welcome as long as there is space in the room.
Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page.
Those who are registered will receive a phone call.

Learn to code: Scratch Jr
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Great for students in grades 3-5

Learn how to code with Scratch Jr.

Make and edit characters and backgrounds, race characters, create a math problem, tell a knock, knock joke and of course make a story.

Students will be provided iPads for the duration of the class.

When you sign up you are signing up for all 4 consecutive classes where each program builds on the next. It is important to attend all 4 clases.

Registration begins February 11th. Call 769-9044 x2. Space is limited.


Rob Roy Acacemy Presentation
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Administrator Lisa Goodnow will talk about the academic learning opportunities at Rob Roy Academy in Woonsocket.

Learn what programs they offer, when to apply, how to apply for  financial aid, and more.

Great for High School Students and Adults interested in a career in hair and Cosmetology, Esthetics, Manicuring, & Barbering.

Registration suggested call 769-9044 x2

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The Library is OPEN on Monday, February 18th.
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS- Starting on Monday, February 11th from 6-7pm, Zumba Class will temporarily be held in the downstairs space at the Market Square Millrace Complex at 40 South Main Street, Woonsocket. For more information, please contact Connie Anderson at 401-762-4166. We will keep you posted when Zumba Class returns at the library. Sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. Notice 2/4/19