Among Friends
News and notes from North Kingstown Free Library
May 2020
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am, - 8:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Dear Friends,

As you may well know, the library building remains closed until further notice. We are listening closely to the Governor and Department of Health to follow state guidelines and determine the safest time to begin in-person services. Read a recent press release regarding in person services.

The library is still here for you! If at any time you have questions about what is happening at the library, please call us at (401) 294-3306, visit to chat live with a library staff member Monday-Friday, 9am - 4pm, or respond to this newsletter. All library material due dates have been extended to June 1. Please hold on to all of your items until the library re-opens.
A special letter from the President,
This month, we are bring you a special letter from Friends of the Library President, Nancy Harrington.

"Dear Friends,

Until further notice all formal meetings of the Friends’ Board have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. This means that our April annual public meeting has been postponed. The Board communicated in March via computers and will continue to do so as long as there are issues to be addressed and commitments to the North Kingstown Free Library.  
What follows is a brief listing from May, 2019 to April, 2020, of some of the things the Friends have supported... read more
Pinterest Party
All month long, join Community Outreach Coordinator, Emily over on Padlet for a virtual Pinterest Party! Click the link below to see the board with this month's challenge. Get crafty, and come back to share with everyone else.
Cookbook Club
We can’t meet in person right now but that doesn’t mean we can’t share our recipes. Join Nancy over on Padlet for Book Bites: Cooking from my COVID-19 Cupboard to post recipes and share your cooking experiences while we are staying home.
Virtual Book Discussions
Wednesday, May 6, 3:00 PM
for Zoom link
Date and time TBD
for information and Zoom link
Missing our magazine subscriptions? Access them at home with Flipster at or download the Flipster app to your smart device.
Gale Presents: Udemy is a new online learning platform for public libraries that provides patrons access to over 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors.
Chat with your library staff!
Have questions? Head over to  
to chat with a library staff member LIVE!

Live chat is available Monday-Friday,
9a-4p, as staffing is possible.
North Kingstown School Department Art Show

Did you miss the NKSD Art Show at the library this spring? Take a virtual tour of the art show, online!
Images were captured by Wesley Ortiz at FixItInPost Media ( )

View the full gallery at:

Play COVID-19 BINGO with the Fiction Dept!
Are you playing COVID-19 BINGO? There's still time! We’ve developed some BINGO cards that incorporate reading challenges plus reminders on how to stay safe during this pandemic. Go on, shoot for a full card!
Read the rules, then download the BINGO sheets here and choose one to work on. Return them to the library when we reopen to be entered to win a prize.
Make your shopping go further
Did you know? If you have an Android, you can now shop Amazon Smile in your Amazon app?
Set up AmazonSmile in your app, and Amazon will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends.