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

  • Christmas Holiday
    Saturday, December 24th
    Sunday, December 25th
    Monday, December 26th
  • New Year's Eve Day
    Saturday, December 31st
           Early closing at 4:00 p.m.

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

Weekly Preview List
of Programs & Events

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

Be sure to check out our Newsletter and Facebook for additional programming and event information.

Teens should check out our Teen Page and @jessesmithteens on Instagram


December at the Library

Giving Tree:
Burrillville Animal Shelter

During the month of December, the Library is helping the Burrillville Animal Shelter collect donations to make the holidays happier for the animals at the shelter who are still awaiting their forever homes.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!

Dicsussion Book cover

This month's selection is
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro.

This book by the award-winning author of Remains of the Day is set in Arthurian England — not the mythic land of knights, castles, and pageants most of us are familiar with, but a primitive and rural country likely far closer to historical reality...

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


Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 14th
11:15 a.m.

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember...

The gift of remembering, as it turns out, will come at a steep price, not for the two aging and kindhearted Britons but for their country.

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.

Coming in January

Adult Craft: Yard Dice
Date: TBD

Back by popular demand! Shape and paint blocks of wood to make colorful sets of yard dice. A great holiday gift. This is a free program. All materials provided.

Please register at the Reference Desk.

Adult Craft: Shibori Dying

Saturday, January 28
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Experience the Japanese art of Shibori by folding and dying your own cotton totebag in unique designs. This is a free program. All materials provided.

Please register at the Reference Desk.

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
Monday - Thursday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday from 2:00 - 4:45p.m.

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

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


Library Notes

Upcoming Events

Click for more information:

Giving Tree
Burrillville Animal Shelter
Month of December

Santa at Stillwater
Saturday, December 10th
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Book Discussion
Wednesday, December 14th

Shibori Fabric Dying
Saturday, January 28th

Yard Dice Craft
Rescheduled to January: Date TBD

Need to Print?

Print from Anywhere

Is your printer down? Do you need to print from a wireless device?

If you need to print, you can print to the JMS Library's printer from inside the Library, from home, from work— or from anywhere!

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

You can print in black & white or color; single pages or double-sided. Cost is the same as in-Library printing, and your print job will remain available for printing for up to 5 days from the time you submit it.

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

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