NEWS: No changes are expected in our current library hours and services during the 2-week RI Pause. Questions? Please call us at 401-769-9044. Here is our Phase 3 re-opening plan.

11/16/2020 Extended Library Hours in Phase 3 — The extended library hours open and available for in-person services will begin on November 16, 2020. Our new hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-7pm, and Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm. We will be open between 12pm-2pm. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. We will be hosting programs in our Open Air Library. These programs will be held in the library tent located in the grassy area near the community garden. All of our virtual and in-person tent events can be found on our Facebook page  and on our website calendar.

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.

We do not have public seating, tables or quiet study rooms available at this time.

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.

The Library has created remote learning and homeschool virtual learning resources here: Beanstack Virtual Programs: RI History & Birding and Beyond. This program is free and open to a K-12 for the Birding program. The RI History is for all ages. Sign up today!

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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Dec
2
Wed
Conversations
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 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.

Dec
3
Thu
Draw with me
Dec 3 @ 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.

Dec
4
Fri
STEAM Projects for Kids
Dec 4 @ 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.

 

Dec
7
Mon
Booktalking with Ed and Gabby
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
9
Wed
Conversations
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 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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