2021 SUMMER HOURS: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-7pm. Tuesdays & Fridays from 9am-5pm. Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.
June 10, 2021: Notice Regarding Mask Wearing Policy for Woonsocket Harris Public Library per Reopening RI Guidance and Best Practices dated 6/1/21
At the Woonsocket Library Board of Trustees meeting held on June 9, 2021, the Library Trustees voted to adjust the library’s mask policy to follow the state guideline mask policy as needed. Mask wearing for staff and patrons who are fully vaccinated is now optional. Patrons and staff who are unvaccinated, per state guidelines, must continue wearing a mask and maintain 3-ft social distancing while indoors. Fully vaccinated adults, teens and children 12 and over have the option to go maskless for indoor programs.
Live performances (e.g., musicians, bands, performing arts) are permitted provided that:
• Indoors: If masks are not worn, there must be at least six (6) feet of physical distance between performers and any other person (including other performers). If masks are worn, there must be at least three (3) feet of physical distance between all performers. If all performers are fully vaccinated, there are no spacing or masking restrictions.
• Outdoors: There are no restrictions for outdoor live performances. Library staff have the option to set distancing guidelines.
Current library hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-7pm, and Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The library is open for limited in-person services. Please click here for our current services and policies that change due to regulations in place for Covid-19. Here is our Phase 3 re-opening plan.
All of our events can be found on our Facebook page and on our website calendar. The Library has created remote learning and homeschool virtual learning resources here: Beanstack Virtual Learning Programs.
Please stay informed about any additional library-related cancellations or closings here on our website, on our Facebook page or call 401-769-9044. Thank you for your support and patience as we work safely to continue offering library services.
Inspiring Excellence & Innovation
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.
On hiatus until Spring 2020. Ed Fuqua hosts a Dungeons & Dragons session geared towards ages 11-18, with refreshments available!
Open to Middle and High School Students. Call 401-769-9044 x3 for more information.
Virtual stories for children.
A Princess, a Pirate, or a Library staff member read stories for families.
See it on Facebook or
Go to our Google Classroom use the code k7vd2si for stories!
Virtual craft activity for children. Join library staff members as they show you how to do fun craft projects.
Go to the Woonsocket Library Facebook, or YouTube pages
Or visit our Google Classroom. Use code 4fuq5bj to view the latest craft!
Ms. Solitaire takes us on a journey across Woonsocket exploring local places, resources and topics. Fridays at 4pm on Facebook. Archived videos can be found on our YouTube site.
Booktalking began as a talk about great books for young people, but it has grown into a freewheeling discussions of exciting topics and themes. We cover everything from serial killers to conspiracy theories, but also books. Hosted by Young Adult Librarian Ed Fuqua and Michaela.