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

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 30th

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 and Twitter for additional programming and event information.

May Programs & Events

On Exhibit May 18 — June 6

Please stop by the library to see the exhibition of works by the students of the Watercolor and Drawing classes at the Glocester Senior Center and their talented instructor, Adele Karbowski.

JMS Library FanFiction Writing Contest

Attention all writers!

The results of our Fanfiction Contest are being tabulated!
Our judges are reading the entries, and the winners will be contacted as soon as a decision has been made.

Coming in June

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This month's selection is
The Nightingale
by Kristen Hannah.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 8th
11:15 a.m.

"In, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, France, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive."

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

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.

Contact Dan Rohelia for more information.

At the Coffeehouse on Friday, June 17:
Our Coffeehouse Series winds up with Blackstrap Molasses.
Be sure to join us for a rockin' good time!


Meet Our Local Musicians

A little about them: HERE

Their Websites:

Billy Mitchell

The Whodos

Jacob Haller

Jan Luby

Joanne Lurgio

Amy Hererra

Tammy Laforest

Blackstrap Molasses

Coming in July & August 2016:

8 great summer concerts
Check it out!

Check the Online Calendar for these Activities:

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

3rd Tuesday Trivial Pursuit
Meets 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 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.

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



Library Notes

Job Opportunity

The Library is looking for a part-time Substitute Reference Librarian. For more information on how to apply: Substitute Reference Librarian

Review of applications will begin Friday, June 3, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.

Family Fun Fair
Saturday, June 18

Support Your Library!

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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!