Summer Reading Program 2020

Please sign up for our brand new online Summer Reading Program using Beanstack

This program is for ages 3-109 and runs June 22nd thru August 17th for Adults, Teens, and Young Readers

Fun Activities, Badges and Reading logs to earn tickets for chances to win great prizes

Register at or download the Beanstack Tracker App

If you have questions or need help with the online process, please contact the Library at 401-294-3306  ext 5

First Wave of Reopening

The library is extending our services beyond curbside beginning Wednesday, June 24.

At this time, due to on-going necessary updates to the building, we are only able to offer express services in our Meeting Room. Please follow signage on the sidewalk and walking path to enter through the room's side door. If you need assistance, call us at (401) 294-3306.
Space in our meeting room is extremely limited. We will be able to accommodate four (4) visitors. Services will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you arrive and the room is at capacity, library staff will take your name and cell phone number, vehicle description, or a note about where you will be waiting for your turn. As space becomes available, a staff member will contact visitors in order of their arrival.  

Book Discussion Groups!

Join one or more of our online books groups this month.  Ebook and audiobook copies of the books are available with your library card on Hoopla and eZone. Physical copies of the books are available via curbside pickup by calling (401) 294-3306.

Monday, June 29 at 8:00 pm

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

 Join Community Outreach Coordinator, Emily, in monthly book discussions to educate yourself and hold one another accountable to be better allies to the Black community. Register here.

Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 pm

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

Join the Truth Be Told Non-Fiction Book Group’s discussion on the incredible true story of the women heroes who were exposed to radium in factories across the U.S. in the early 20th century, and their brave and groundbreaking battle to strengthen workers' rights, even as the fatal poison claimed their own lives. All are welcome! Click here to register to receive a Zoom link to join the meeting.


Curbside Pickup

Updated information on Library Materials and Curbside Pick Up:
  • All materials are now due July 1st
  • Returns are now being accepted in the book drops only
  • You can now place holds for other libraries' materials in the catalog. There is a maximum of 10 holds on your card, including what is already there. 
    • Holds from before the COVID-19 building closure count towards this total. If you receive a notice that you cannot place an item on hold, you may already have 10 items on hold. You will need to either cancel some prior holds, or contact the library directly (if the items you want to put on hold are in the library and available). 
  • You can still call us or chat with us to get 5 items from only the North Kingstown Free Library (in addition to placing holds) between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • If you place holds or holds show they have arrived, you will need to call and schedule an appointment. There is no unscheduled drop-in to pick up holds or any materials.
  • Curbside pick ups are being scheduled during two windows per day, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. When you schedule an appointment, you will receive a window. You may come to the library at any time during this window and your items will be on a table in our lobby. 
    • Please remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing while picking up your items. Only one person allowed in the lobby area at a time. 


Ancestry available from home

Ancestry, normally only available inside the library, is now available from home with a valid North Kingstown Library card and acompanying pin. You will be directed to the Ocean State Library catalog login. After you enter your credentials, you will be redirected to


Mindful Making

Creativebug has classes that will instruct and inspire you through this period of our lives. Keep your hands active and your mind engaged.

Click Here

Wireless Available Outside

Although the library is not open to the public, our Wireless is available outside of the library 24 hours. The signal is strongest in the Main parking lot, "The Pit", and the lawn in back of the library all the way down to the water. 

Tumble Books, free!

Unlimited access to eBook and eAudiobook streaming from TumbleBooks is available to our patrons through August 31! Try one out today. - K-6 children's ebook database
Username: tumble735
Password: books - K-6 math ebook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 - gr 7-12 ebook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 - all ages audio book database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

South County Room Catalog

The South County Room of the North Kingstown Free Library houses many historic items related to the history of North Kingstown and surrounding areas. While most of our local history books can be found in the Ocean State Libraries catalog, our collections of historic photographs, documents, objects and more can be found at South County Room Collection Catalog. This catalog is by no means complete and will be growing over time, so please check back often!

Enter the South County Collection Catalog

Consumer Reports

NEW! Access to Ebsco’s Consumer Reports product. Patrons will have access to more reviews which Consumer Reports does not include in the magazine. Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. We use our rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.
In today’s rapidly evolving world, what we do at Consumer Reports must be as transformative and groundbreaking as the new technologies, products and services entering people's lives every day. We are passionate about our work because we know how much is at stake for you. We succeed in our mission every time your family gets a little bit safer, your finances get more secure, new technologies get more trustworthy, and the future gets that much brighter. Together we are creating a fairer, safer, and healthier world.



02/28/2019 - 2:25pm
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