Among Friends
News and notes from North Kingstown Free Library
February 2021
Library Hours
Mon - Thur 9:00 - 8:30
Fri & Sat 9:00 - 5:00
Library Receives Town Annex Proceeds
The North Kingstown Free Library Corporation was very excited and grateful to receive $94,000 from the proceeds of the town’s sale of the library’s original location on 55 Brown Street. The library will be making some much-needed updates to the interior of the current location on 100 Boone Street and these funds will help to make that possible!

Photo taken at the North Kingstown Free Library on 1/12/21: 
From left to right, Ralph Mollis, Town Manager, Liz Suvari, Chair of the Library Board of Trustees, and Susan Straub, Library Director.
Monday, February 8, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 pm
First Fifteen Lives of Henry August
Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 pm

Friday, February 19 9:30 am
Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 pm
The Drowner
Wednesday, February 24, 3:00 pm
Monday, March 1, 11:00 am
There There
Monday, March 8, 6:30 pm
Food52 Cookbooks
Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 pm
Consider Phlebas
Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 pm
DIY Pet Toys
Image and tutorial from Treats A La Bark
All the supplies you need will be provided in the Youth Services Department to make your own pet toys (projects for cats and dogs available). Project available while supplies last.

Want to give back this month? Use the supplies to make a toy for animals at local shelters.
Programs on Your Time
Find Rhody Radio at or wherever you find your podcasts.
When you’re listening to Rhody Radio, you know you’re listening to something good.
Rhody Radio is a project of the Office of Library and Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
Catch the Reading Wave
During the month of February, The North Kingstown Educational Foundation is hosting a month-long town-wide read-a-thon to raise funds to support the North Kingstown School District. 

The NKEF provides grants to the faculty and staff for activities, materials, programming, curriculum above and beyond the school budget.  

Anyone can register for the Read-A-Thon! Any business, restaurants, organization, neighborhood or club can create a team. Max number of team members is 25. 

Find more information, a calendar of events, and register on NKEF website.
The former Wickford Elementary School now sits empty on the hill next to the library, but in 1958 it was bursting with life. Due to a recent population explosion of families moving to town to work at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station, the school was filled to capacity on a daily basis. A recent donation of 1958-1959 school photo album shows classroom portraits of the 21 classrooms housed in the building at that time and includes the names of all students and teachers pictured. 
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!