Among Friends
News and notes from North Kingstown Free Library
May 2021
Library Hours
Mon - Thur 9:00 - 8:30
Fri & Sat 9:00 - 5:00
Changes to Library Services, May 2021
Keeping current with the state's Reopening Rhode Island guidance, the library will be making the following adjustments to our hours and services starting on or before May 7th:

The library will be operating at 80% capacity in all browsing areas. We ask that you maintain a minimum of 3 feet social distance from others. Masks are still required indoors.  

Printing and Copies
Printing and copying kiosks will be back in operation -- these services will no longer be operating by donation. If you need assistance, please see a staff member.

Money Handling
Library staff will begin handling money once again for any fines or for making change for printing, copies, and Book Nook purchases. Book Nook payment will continue to be collected in the change boxes.
Notice: Construction Zone
The library's roof is getting new shingles over the next few weeks. There will be pedestrian protection by the front entrance for your safety.

As you visit the library, please take note that there may be more noise than usual during your visit.
Monday, May 10, 6:30 pm
Retro Recipes
Program will be held in person.
Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 pm
The Windup Girl
Program will be held in person.
Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 pm

Friday, May 21, 9:30 am
Monday, May 24, 10:00 am
Program will be held in person.
Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 pm
Eight Perfect Murders
Program will be held in person.
Monday, June 7, 11:00 am
The Island of the Sea Women
Program will be held in person.
Programs on Your Time
Coming to YouTube this Month
Teen Programs
  • DIY Fluffy Slime
  • Movie and Snack Pairing- Deviled Strawberries for Enola Holmes
Adult Crafting
With the warmer weather comes outdoor dining and entertaining our families. This month we are crafting new trivets for our table tops with wooden clothespins.

Pick up a kit beginning May 10th. Limited kits will be available, one per person.
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