November 29, 2020
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Here is the library’s re-opening plan through Phase 3
No changes in library hours or services are expected during RI's 2-week PAUSE period. Current hours and services are listed below.
Questions? Call us at 401-769-9044


Hello All,

As we enter RI's two week PAUSE and more parents consider the various educational options for their children, we would like to remind you that the Woonsocket Harris Public Library has partnered with numerous organizations to bring you two virtual learning programs to support both homeschool and remote or distance learning.

The Rhode Island History: Industrialization program was built with focusing on Rhode Island history as well as the role of New England during the time of Industrialization and has educational resources for all grades. This program is made possible with a partnership with the Museum of Work and Culture as well as the Blackstone Valley National Historic Parks Service.   

Birding and Beyond was built with a partnership between the Woonsocket Library and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Both educational programs serve K-12 students.

To access our remote learning programs go to

You will find a link to Beanstack, our online program, where you can participate in reading challenges, video content, activities and more. You will be asked to create a login and password and then you can record your progress and earn online badges.

In addition to this free educational content, the library continues to provide free virtual programs to entertain and educate all ages via Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Facebook  and YouTube. We also have Google Classroom videos. Sign in with your Google account and join a class using one of these codes: for Storytime use code k7vd2si, for Tunes & Tales with Anne Marie use code 4fo4has, and for Crafts & STEAM videos use code 4fuq5bj

There are Booktalkings, Conversations, Princess & Pirate Stories, Staff Readings, Anne-Marie Forer story and music programs and Craft Videos. Each weekday we bring to you a different program as we spend this virtual time together. 

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-7pm
Tuesdays & Fridays from 9am-5pm
We are closed Saturdays & Sundays.

~ Adhering to COVID-19 protocol for libraries, we do not have seating, tables or study rooms available for public use inside of the library.
~ We ask that you please bring U.S. dollar bills and coins for photocopying and computer printing, as we cannot make change.
~ Faxing is with a credit or debit card only.
~ The library has extended Wi-Fi into the front parking lot. Look for the Library_ParkingLot network for open access.
~  We are open to the public for returns, check out, limited browsing,
document notarizing, photocopying, self-service faxing,
and 30-minute computer use and printing.

Please read below for our outdoor programs offered in the #TakeItOutside library tent. The tent is located in the grassy area on the garage side of the building.




Craft with Us: Take It Outside in our Library Tent
When:  Weekdays (weather permitting)
Time: 3-4:30

We provide the materials, you provide the imagination!

We have an outdoor heated tent perfect for crafting. The tent is set up at the side of the library near the garage. We will crafting weekdays from 3-4:30, weather permitting. The tent closes promptly at 4:30. There will be a variety of family-friendly crafts for parents and children, from preschoolers to teens. 

To reserve a spot in the craft tent, please call 401-767-4122.
Walk-ins are welcome so long as there is space in the tent. 

~ Covid rules of social distancing and mask wearing apply.
~ Hand sanitizer is available.
~ Sanitizing stations between patrons will take place.
~ Name and phone number will be required for contact tracing. 
~ Check our Facebook page for cancellations or call us if in doubt
due to quickly changing weather patterns.

Check our Facebook page often for added programs!


Area Code 401
Library Director:  767-4125
Assistant Director:  767-4126
Circulation Desk/Main: 769-9044
Reference Department:  767-4124
Children’s Department:  767-4122
Young Adult/Teen Desk: 767-4132
Library Fax:  767-4120