Upcoming Holiday Hours: Wednesday, Nov.24 close at 5pm; Closed Nov. 25, 26 & 27. Re-open Monday, Nov. 29 at 9am. Regular business hours are Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-9pm. Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 9am-5pm. Closed on Sundays.

The Woonsocket Library was awarded a grant by the RI Office of Library and Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize our collection of the Woonsocket Call newspapers from 1900-1960. Access to the library’s archives is free and can be used from any internet connection. You do not need a library card to use our archive site. Please click here to visit the Woonsocket Call Archives.

The wearing of a face mask is highly recommended for people entering the library who are not fully vaccinated. Social distancing protocols are in place for library programs. Here is our re-opening plan.

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.

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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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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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Dec
9
Thu
Make-a-Craft
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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!

Dec
10
Fri
Exploring Woonsocket
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

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.

Dec
13
Mon
Booktalking with Ed and Michaela
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Dec
14
Tue
Dungeons & Dragons Teens
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Story Time
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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!

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