Among Friends
News and notes from North Kingstown Free Library
October 2021
Library Hours
Mon - Thur 9:00 - 8:30
Fri & Sat 9:00 - 5:00
Spook Out North Kingstown
Year 2 gets a little spookier
For the second year, the library will participate in North Kingstown Education Foundation's Spook Out NK fundraiser event.

The library grounds will be decorated with festive blow ups, witches, ghosts, and more! Visit the library during the day, and in the dark of night to see all the spooky decorations.

You may even get spooked, yourself!

Learn more about the event at
What's Happening in Youth Services?
October 18 - 30
Scavenger Hunt
Find all the items on the sheet and receive a small prize!

Ask for a scavenger hunt sheet at the youth services desk.
Guessing Jar
Guess how many Halloween candies are in the jar!

Two winners will be decided based on who comes the closest without going over. They each will receive a special prize.

Visit the Youth Services desk for the contest form.
This contest is for ages 3- 15.
Storytime with Mrs. B
Early Fall story times will wrap up the week of October 25. Registration for the next session will begin on November 1. Call the Youth Services department for more information.

  • Mother Goose (ages 12-24 months)
  • Mondays, 10:00am and Thursdays, 9:30am
  • Toddler Time (ages 2 - 3.5 years)
  • Wednesdays, 9:30am and Thursdays, 10:30am
  • Preschool (ages 3 - 5 years, no parents)
  • Wednesdays, 10:30am
Each week in October, there will be a new craft or STEAM activity available in the beginning reader’s area for children to take home and make or complete. Please note there will be a limited number, a first come, first served basis.
Membership discount passes to many local attractions are available to borrow with your library card at North Kingstown Free Library! Each month, we will spotlight one attraction and the available discounted pass. To see a full list of offerings, visit our website.*
Blithewold Mansion
Bristol, RI
Blithewold: An American Garden Treasure. Visit this 45 room mansion surrounded by gardens filled with rare and unique plants. 

Library pass offers admission for up to 6 people at $7 per adult, $2 per 6-17-year-old, ages 5 and under for free. Gardens only at this time.
*Some museums have suspended their library passes for 2021. Call the library if you have questions about a specific location.
Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 pm
Moon of the Crusted Snow
Tuesday, October 19, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, October 19, 6:30 pm
Thursday, October 21, 6:30 pm
Haunting of Hill House
Saturday, October 23, 10:00 am
Program will meet outside the library.
Monday, October 25, 6:30 pm
Theme: Mary Berry Cookbooks
Tuesday, Octoer 26, 6:30 pm
The Sun Down Motel
Wednesday, October 27, 6:30 pm
Monday, November 1, 11:00 am
The Silent Patient
Tuesday, Novmber 2, 6:30 pm
Friday, November 5, 9:30 am
Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 pm
The Goblin Emporer
Sixty-seven years ago, Hurricane Carol blew through New England, wreaking havoc in North Kingstown and the rest of the state.

Here we see a large tree that fell against power lines next to the North Kingstown Ambulance Association headquarters on West Main Street in Wickford. Look closely and you can see a man dangling from the crane working to fix the situation. The hurricane was devastating for the ambulance corps as the building was flooded and the town’s ambulance, destroyed.

The headquarters, formerly the Wickford Methodist Episcopal Church, is the shop The Captain’s Table today. 
Become a Friend of the Library
This newsletter, and many of the programs and events announced through it, are sponsored by the generous donations of library supporters like you. Become a Friend today!

Every donation, no matter how small, helps us continue to carry out the library's mission of teaching valuable skills and providing opportunities for growth and human connection. Best of all, your donation is tax deductible!

Fill out your membership donation form and mail it with a check, or drop it off at the library during our opening hours. Thanks for being a Friend.
Make your shopping go further
Did you know that you can donate to the library through Amazon Smile, even when ordering your Whole Foods grocery order?

Visit and choose the Friends of North Kingstown Free Library as your charity, and Amazon will automatically donate a portion of their proceeds. All at no extra cost to you! Now that's giving in the holiday spirit.