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

  • Columbus Day
    Monday, October 10th

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.

September at the Library

Adult Craft: Watercolor Stencil
Saturday, September 24th
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to create some very simple and fun watercolor paintings with stencils. Frame them or use them to make greeting cards. 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 7:00 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.


Coming in October

Haunted Ramtail Factory

Rhode Island's Own

Haunted Ramtail Factory
Tuesday, October 11th
6:30 p.m.

Learn about the infamous Ramtail Factory in Foster, officially declared a Haunted Site in Rhode Island's 1885 State Census!

Learn about whose ghost still roams the ruins more than a century after death— and why!

Dicsussion Book cover

This month's selection is
All the King's Men
by Robert Penn Warren.

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


Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 12th
11:15 a.m.

Chronicling the career of a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power, this classic book, a Pulitzer Prize winner and source of an academy award winning movie, this novel on american politics is arguably one of the finest ever published.

Warren's book has been informing and pleasing readers and critics for over 50 years, and it should provide a lively discussion during this Presidential election year.

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.


Library Notes

Winter Hours

The library now closes at
5:00 p.m. on Saturdays

Friends of the Library
Fall Events

Fall Book Sale
Saturday, October 1st
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friends Only pre-sale sale
from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Purchase a membership at the door!

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!

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