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

Find our Friends—



1st Wednesdays
6:30 p.m.
at the library


  • President—Wendy Andrews
  • Vice President—Anita Hurley
  • Secretary—Robyn Volpini
  • Treasurer—Jacqueline Zahn

Annual Dues

Individual — $10
Student/Senior — $5
Family — $15
Corporate — $50

Memberships expire on April 30th each year. Memberships purchased during April are good through April 30 of the following year. Don't forget to renew!

Join the Friends

Membership Application

You may choose to make your membership "active" or "sponsorship only." Both types of membership benefit your library and your community, and we thank you for your support.

Commemorative Ornaments

There are still a few commemorative limited edition keepsake ornaments of the historic Jesse Smith Library building, the Assembly Theatre, and Tinkham House available.

JMS Library

Assembly Theatre

Tinkham House

These are the first, second, and third issues in the "Significant Buildings of Burrillville" series of collectible plaques from Cat's Meow.

Ornaments are $20.00 each, or you can purchase any two for $30.00, or all three for $40.

All proceeds benefit the Jesse Smith Library— and you!

 Friends of the Library

Your library needs friends, people who are willing to volunteer their talents and services in helping the library to:

  • promote library activities in the community
  • create awareness of library resources and services of the library
  • provide educational, social, and cultural activities
  • encourage gifts and raise funds to support these library activities through annual dues and fund raising events

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Library, please come to a meeting, or stop in at the library— or simply download a membership application and send it in!

Regularly Sponsored by the Friends—

  • Riverwalk Times Music Series
  • Saturday Night Concert Series
  • Annual Fall Vendor Fair
  • Semi-Annual Book Sales
  • Semi-Annual Silent Auctions
  • Summer Reading Programs
  • Circulating Passes to —
    • Providence Children's Museum
    • Roger Williams Park Zoo
    • Mystic Aquarium
    • Mystic Seaport
    • Biomes Marine Biology Center
    • Blithewold Mansion & Gardens
    • Old Sturbridge Village

8 great summer concerts
Check it out!

Our 2017 Performers:

  • Navy Band Northeast: Rhode Island Sound
  • Brass Attack
  • Grandevolution
  • The Aviators
  • Jesse Liam Band
  • Live Music Band
  • Whiskey Rhode
  • Slippery Sneakers

Our 2017 Sponsors:

  • The Friends of the Jesse Smith Library
    Along with
  • The June Rockwell Levy Foundation
  • Bayberry Commons
  • Natural Resource Service, Inc.
  • Heitke Cook Antioch LLC
  • Crystal Lake Golf & Tavern
  • Academy of Tap, Jazz, Ballet & Hip Hop
  • Steere's Burner Service
  • Li'l General
  • Rhode Island Credit Union
  • Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Navigant Credit Union
  • The Cash Family
  • Pascoag Utility District

Fall Book Sale
Date TBA
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friends Only pre-sale sale begins at 9:00 a.m.
You can purchase a membership at the door!





Support Your Library!

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Friends Notes

JMS Library's
Circulating Passes

Visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo

Visit the Providence Children's Museum

Visit the Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration

Visit Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea

Visit the Biomes Marine Biology Center web site.

Visit the Blithewold web site.

Visit the Old Sturbridge Village web site.