100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library Cornerstone of the Community Cornerstone of the Community
Jessse Smith Library sign

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 Sept to June
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours June to Sept
    begin June 24th, 2017

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 29th
           Closed
     
  • Staff Training Day
    Friday, June 2nd
           Closed
     

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.



 Directions to the Library

The library building can be seen opposite the waterfall as you cross the bridge on Route 107 (East Avenue), but the traffic entrance— designated Tinkham Lane— is from Harrisville Main Street (Route 98).

Tinkham Lane is the street next to the parking lot belonging to Stillwater House at 176 Main Street, where you will see the Library's signpost.


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Directions for getting to the the Library from—
 

Route 102

From the southern part of Rhode Island, take Route 102 north, and watch for signs after Chepachet Village to stay on 102 north. At the first traffic light after Chepachet turn LEFT onto Central Street which becomes Harrisville's Main Street & continue straight until you see Niko's Pizza. Tinkham Lane is the first right after Niko's.

Route 295 & Route 7

Take exit 8B for Route 7 north. Stay on 7 until it crosses Route 102 (watch out for a dog-leg jog in 7 when you pass the Western Hotel— you should veer right over a small bridge). At the light, turn left onto Route 102 south & continue to the light at Route 107, East Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto 107 west towards Harrisville. Stay on East Avenue until you cross the bridge at the waterfall. You will see the new library on your left. Continue up to the intersection and take a left onto Harrisville's Main Street. Tinkham Lane, the entrance to the library, is only a short way down on the left.

Route 146

Take the Slatersville-Forestdale exit— also marked "to Routes 5 & 102"— onto Route 146A. Go north, following the signs towards Slatersville and Route 102. There is a light at Slatersville Plaza intersection. Route 102 begins at the intersection. Go STRAIGHT at the light, with the plaza to your left, and you are now on 102 south. Continue on Route 102 for about 5 miles until you come to a light at Route 107 (NOT Route 7 which you crossed earlier). Go RIGHT onto 107 west, East Avenue, towards Harrisville. Stay on East Avenue until you cross the bridge at the waterfall. You will see the new library on your left. Continue up to the intersection and take a left onto Harrisville's Main Street. Tinkham Lane, the entrance to the library, is only a short way down on the left. (If you pass Niko's Pizza, you have gone too far!)

 

Portrait of Albert Einstein

"Never memorize anything you can look up... The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the Library."
— Albert Einstein