Staff Meeting--Friday, December 9th

The library will be closed from 9:00 A.M. to Noon on Friday, December 9th for a staff meeting.
The library will be open Noon to 5:00 P.M. We apologize for any inconvenience.

December News

Take a look at our Among Friends newsletter to see what is coming up at the library!

Would you like to receive the newsletter via email? If so, click on Subscribe and follow the instructions to automatically receive a new issue via email every month.

To register for programs for adults, have your library card and PIN ready and click on NKFL Programs. If you don't have a library card call 294-3306. Call the Young Readers' Desk at 294-3306 option 5 to register for children's programs.

The Friends of the Library Membership Drive is still ongoing. If you are not already a member of the Friends, consider joining now and support all the library programming offered free to everyone! Learn more about the Friends here or use the remittance form below. As a "Basic" member, you can receive the newsletter via postal service.

Information for Book Bites Cookbook Club

Click below to see the menu in progress for the December 19th Cookbook Club dinner. We will be cooking recipes from Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers Space is limited and registration is required. Call to let us know what you will be cooking (294-3306) or feel free to email me at I will add your recipe choices as soon as time permits.
Happy Cooking!
Elizabeth Donovan

Reading We've Enjoyed

Reading We’ve Enjoyed: A Selection of Books Read by Library Staff in 2015
Each December, staff members at the library recommend books they have read during the year. Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

The History of Our Library

Library on Brown St.

The North Kingstown Free Library at 100 Boone St. opened in December of 1975. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this occasion AND the 60th Anniversary of the Friends of the Library, we have created a short film and a book. The book, The North Kingstown Free Library 1899-2015: A Book of Memories and Clippings is on sale at the library for $10. Click here to see the film, The North Kingstown Free Library: The First 116 Years. We hope you enjoy it!

hoopla digital is here!

We are excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audio books, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital.

North Kingstown Free Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopla digital to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. And hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees. So, take a moment to register now and check out all of the great new content that you can borrow for free!

Need help? Check out hoopla support or give us a call at the library at 401-294-3306.

Text alerts and user names

Did you know that you can receive courtesy, overdue and hold pickup notices via text? It's easy to sign up for text notification:
1. Log into your account at
2. Select "Modify Email/Text Alert Options"
3. Provide your contact information and submit
4. Receive a confirmation message on your phone and reply "Yes".

In addition, you can create a username for your library account so that you no longer need to type in a 14-digit barcode. Use the following steps to create a username for your account:
1. Log into your account at
2. Select "Modify Email/Text Alert Options"
3. Type a username in the username field (between 6 & 25 characters long, special characters are not accepted)
4. Click on the "Submit" button
5. The next time that you log into your library account, just type in your PIN and new username

Mobile Printing comes to the North Kingstown Free Library

The Library has launched PrinterOn mobile printing. Patrons can print while at the library, or send a document for printing from home or wherever they may be, then pick it up at the library within 24 hours. Use your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Just use the webpage address to go to an online webpage form. Fill out the form and click on the green printer in the lower right corner.

Interested in Installing an app?

Go to and select the app that fits your device.

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Database

The RI Historical Cemetery Database is now available in the South County Room.
Over 3400 cemeteries, 474,700 gravestones and over 76,800 gravestone photos are included.
The data was gathered between 1990 and 2014 by 60+ volunteers.
In addition, over 100 nineteenth and twentieth century transcripts of cemeteries were consulted and checked in the cemeteries to get the most accurate gravestone data possible.

Kids eReading Room

The Ocean State Libraries eZone has recently added an eReading room for children. Now kids can access all of our downloadable childrens' materials, including e-books and audiobooks, from one convenient location -!


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