100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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Directions to the Library

Library Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Winter
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Winter Hours begin Sept 10th
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours begin June 25th

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Veterans Day
    Friday, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, November 24th
  • Friday, November 25th

Weather Closing &
Cancellation Information

During inclement weather, the Library may close early, delay opening time, or be closed all day when weather conditions warrant. If you are in doubt, please call ahead (401-710-7800) or check online here or on Facebook.

We also send closing information to the Rhode Island Broadcasting Association so check your favorite television news station.

Whenever the library closes early, fines are suspended for materials which were due but could not be returned on that day. All materials due on the day of closing then become due on the next open day.

Children's Programs Cancellations —

All children’s programs will be cancelled if classes in the Burrillville Public Schools are cancelled, even if the library elects to remain open.


Quick Library Links

Search the OSL Online Catalog —

Library Programs & Events

Check out our new and improved Calendar.

Weekly Preview List
of Programs & Events

Click on the event
to go to the
Main Calendar
and learn more.


As ever, be sure to check out our Newsletter and Facebook for additional programming and event information.

October at the Library

Get a Voter ID

State of Rhode Island

Get a Voter ID Card
Thursday, October 27
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

You will need a valid picture ID or a Voter Id Card to vote in the upcoming election.

Just bring your Social Security Card or other proof of identity (Get a complete list of acceptable IDs and proofs of identity here: or sos.ri.gov, or call (401) 222-2340.)

Coming in November

Friends of the Jesse Smith Library

Annual Craft & Vendor Fair

Saturday, November 5
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


This is your one stop shopping opportunity
for unique gifts for the upcoming holidays!

Note cards, ornaments, watches, country crafts, headbands, wreathes, knit scarves & hats, fleece blankets & pillows, photographs, handmade jewelry, sports merchandise, jam, honey, trail mix and nut butters, and more!

It Works, Lilla Rose, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh, Pure Haven Essentials, Scentsy, Smile Lash Love, Tastefully Simple, and Usborne Books

——  Raffle Prizes  ——
Raffle items donated by Crafters & Vendors

All proceeds benefit the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library.

Dicsussion Book cover

This month's selection is
My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk.

Orhan Pamuk's My Name Is Red is at once a fantasy and a philosophical puzzle, a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex, and power.

Copies are available at the Circ Desk. Please plan to join us!


Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 9th
11:15 a.m.

This is a thrilling new novel—part murder mystery, part love story— set amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul. When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive dominion, he directs Enishte Effendi to assemble a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed.

The library's adult book discussion group is open to all who are interested in reading and discussing a book together. Books are chosen ahead of time. Multiple copies are available at the library's check-out desk. Readers may also place their own holds on the book, e-book, or audiobook.

To find out about upcoming book discussion titles see our Selection List 2016-2017.

Check the Online Calendar for these Activities:

Saturday Trivial Pursuit
Meets Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

3rd Tuesday Trivial Pursuit
Meets 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Friends of the Library
Meet 1st Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Teens Meet @ the Hangout
Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Writers Group
Meets Alternate Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Knitting Group
Meets Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.



Library Notes

Job Opportunity

The Library has an opening for a Library Assistant. For more information about the position and how to apply: Library Assistant Position

Need to Print?

Print from Anywhere

Is your printer down? If you need to print, you can print to the JMS Library's printer from home— or from anywhere!

Go to: tinyurl.com/jmsprint in any borwser, and you can send your documents to print at the Library's printer.

Cost is the same as in-Library printing, and your print job will be held for up to 5 days from the time you submit it for printing.

To get your job printed, come to the JMS Library during regular hours, and staff at the Reference Desk will take your payment and print your jobs.

To find out more about printing from anywhere, go to PrinterOn where you can search for a PrintSpot and download free Mobile Apps.

PrinterOn Print Simply Anywhere

Friends of the Library
Fall Events

Craft & Vendor Fair
Saturday, November 5th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Free Raffles and fun for all!
Don't miss out!

Holiday Silent Auction
November 12 - 26

Great gifts for the holidays!

Support Your Library!

Shop Amazon and support the Jesse Smith Library!

The Friends of the Jesse Smith Library invite you to shop Amazon Smile and support the library. Every time you make an eligible Amazon Smile purchase, the Friends of the Library get .5% of the purchase price!