NEWS: The Library is partnering with the Museum of Work & Culture on a virtual learning program titled RI History: Industrialization. This program is free and open to all. Sign up here

The library is open for limited in-person services. You are required to wear a face covering and adhere to physical distancing protocol if you visit us. There will be time and capacity limits so you may have a wait to enter the building. Library staff will be stationed at the front entrance to monitor the number of people in the building. You will be able to pick up your item holds at the checkout desk. You do not need an appointment for this service. Curbside pickup appointments are available by calling 401-767-4126. Limited browsing will be available in some areas of the library.

Notary and photocopying services are offered as walk-in services. Computer use is in the reference area and on a first-come, first-served basis. The teen and children’s computers are not available for use at this time. You are allowed one sign-on per day for 30 minutes maximum. Call 401-767-4124 for more information. Self-service faxing is available with the use of a credit or debit card only.

The library hours open and available for in-person services are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. The 30-minute computer use hours on these days will be from 9am-11:3oam and 2pm- 4:15pm. Wednesday hours are 10am-12pm and 2pm-6pm. The 30-minute computer use hours on Wednesdays will be from 10am-11:30am and 2pm-5:15pm. The library is closed Monday-Friday from 12pm-2pm for sanitizing.

All items are to be returned in the outside book drop. DVDs and other media should be wrapped and secured with rubber bands to cushion them. All returns are quarantined for up to 72 hours. All returns are backdated to the date of return in the book drop. We are not accepting book donations at this time.

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 re-open your library.

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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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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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Oct
22
Thu
Draw with me
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Thursday at 4pm Join Ms. Chris live on Facebook and Zoom for “Draw with Me.” Each episode will feature a different drawing and drawing technique. To join us on Zoom, email us at children’s@woonsocketlibrary.org and we will send you the code.

Oct
23
Fri
STEAM Projects for Kids
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Virtual STEAM craft for Kids. Ms. Chris & Ms. Gabby show you their latest STEAM craft. Go to the Woonsocket Library Facebook page or Google Classroom. Use code 4fuq5bj to see these fun science crafts.

 

Oct
26
Mon
Birding & Beyond presented by Audubon
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Birding and Beyond: 10/26/20-11/16/20, Mondays 9:00-10:00am

Program Type & Age Range: Homeschool ages 10+, families & younger siblings welcome.

Registration: Call the library at 401-769-9044 x2 or email childrens@woonsocketlibrary.org or use the web form located on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  https://tinyurl.com/birdingandbeyond

Advanced registration required. Max group size of 11.

Cost: Free!!!

 

Do you like being outdoors? Do you like seeing wildlife around your neighborhood? How about daily morning concerts, modern-day dinosaurs, captivating art, or real life Pokémon? If so, please consider joining the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Harris Public Library for a four-week homeschool program, “Birding and Beyond,” to explore the wonderful world of birds and birding right here in Woonsocket.

 

This program will consist of four sessions that will take place entirely outdoors at various parks around Woonsocket (World War II Veteran’s Memorial Park and River Island Art Park, etc.). Questions covered will include: “What is a bird?” “How do I watch birds in Woonsocket?” and “How do I continue birding after this program?” We will use nature walks, bird-themed games, nature-based mindfulness practices, and biological observations to teach these concepts. We will also provide opportunities for homeschoolers to tie in science and math curricula. This will be offered as a FREE program open to the public with advanced registration. No background knowledge of birds necessary; we will start from the beginning! The only requirements are comfortable shoes and readiness to learn outdoors. We hope that you will join our flock!

 

COVID NOTICE:

* Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, to separate into groups based on living situation, and be required to maintain a 6 foot distance from the other groups.

* Participants will be able to borrow binoculars and field guides that will be cleaned before and after use, but please bring your own equipment if you are able to limit sharing.

* Each student will receive a take home kit with materials for further exploration. Please be sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

Booktalking with Ed and Gabby
Oct 26 @ 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.

Oct
27
Tue
Zoom with Children’s Author
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Tuesday October 27th at 4pm

via Woonsocket Harris Public Library’s Zoom

Local Children’s Picture Book Author

Thea Fielding-Lowe will read from her new book “A Place for You”

and talk about being an author. Participants will get a free book bag, crayons, coloring page & a book to keep.

To join us you will need to send an email to childrens@woonsocketlibrary.org and we will send you the code to join us for this free program live on Zoom.

 

Thea Fielding-Lowe

https://www.facebook.com/booksbythea

Books available on Amazon.com

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