DECEMBER 23, 2020
Visit our website at WoonsocketLibrary.org
Here is the library’s re-opening plan through Phase 3
Questions? Call us at 401-769-9044
HOLDAY WEEK HOURS: 12/23 9am-5pm, Closed 12/24 & 12/25
12/28 9am-7pm, 12/29 9am-5pm, 12/30 9am-7pm, 12/31 9am-5pm

 

Hello All,

Jolabokaflod is a wintertime tradition loved by Icelanders across the world. On Christmas Eve, you will find most Islanders snuggled in with a warm beverage reading a book and eating chocolate. Now through the end of 2020 while supplies last, you can come in to the Woonsocket Library and get a wrapped book with a candy cane and a packet of hot cocoa mix (children and teens). We have picture books, chapter books, books for tweens and teens and books for adults. The book will be wrapped so it will be a surprise. Our holiday hours are listed above. 

Wishing You All A Very Happy New Year!

  

ONGOING PROGRAMS

The Rhode Island History: Industrialization program was built with focusing on Rhode Island history as well as the role of New England during the time of Industrialization and has educational resources for all grades. This program is made possible with a partnership with the Museum of Work and Culture as well as the Blackstone Valley National Historic Parks Service.   

Birding and Beyond was built with a partnership between the Woonsocket Library and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Both educational programs serve K-12 students.
 

To access our remote learning programs go to 
https://woonsocketlibrary.org/beanstack-programs/
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You will find a link to Beanstack, our online program, where you can participate in reading challenges, video content, activities and more. You will be asked to create a login and password and then you can record your progress and earn online badges.

In addition to this free educational content, the library continues to provide free virtual programs to entertain and educate all ages via Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Facebook  and YouTube. We also have Google Classroom videos. Sign in with your Google account and join a class using one of these codes: for Storytime use code k7vd2si, for Tunes & Tales with Anne Marie use code 4fo4has, and for Crafts & STEAM videos use code 4fuq5bj

There are Booktalkings, Conversations, Princess & Pirate Stories, Staff Readings, Anne-Marie Forer story and music programs and Craft Videos. Each weekday we bring to you a different program as we spend this virtual time together. 


OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-7pm
Tuesdays & Fridays from 9am-5pm
We are closed Saturdays & Sundays.


~ Adhering to COVID-19 protocol for libraries, we do not have seating, tables or study rooms available for public use inside of the library.
~ We ask that you please bring U.S. dollar bills and coins for photocopying and computer printing, as we cannot make change.
~ Faxing is with a credit or debit card only.
~ The library has extended Wi-Fi into the front parking lot. Look for the Library_ParkingLot network for open access.
~  We are open to the public for returns, check out, limited browsing,
document notarizing, photocopying, self-service faxing,
and 30-minute computer use and printing.

 

LIBRARY  PHONE  NUMBERS
Area Code 401
Library Director:  767-4125
Assistant Director:  767-4126
Circulation Desk/Main: 769-9044
Reference Department:  767-4124
Children’s Department:  767-4122
Young Adult/Teen Desk: 767-4132
Library Fax:  767-4120

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