Temporary Holds Delay

Dear Patrons:

All Rhode Island public libraries are experiencing a temporary slowdown in the delivery system that transports materials between libraries in the state.  Items place on hold that are owned by other libraries will take longer to get to your library.

If you check out a book or DVD from Newport Public Library, please try to return it to Newport Public Library.

We apologize for this interruption in service, and we are doing everything we can to work around the problem.

As always, please ask library staff to help you locate the materials you need.

Project Chick 2015

Small chicks and egg shells

Watch our Chicks Hatch!    The eggs in the incubator from Casey Farm are getting ready to hatch! Visit the incubator in the Children's Department! Watch the eggs & chicks live via our webcam! The chicks are expected to start … [Continue reading]

Oscar Film Series


 Friday, May 8th at 2:30 p.m. Come see the winners of Best Picture in 2015. We begin with Birdman, starring Michael Keaton. All screenings are free and open to the public.  Check our calendar for the whole series. … [Continue reading]

Learn Chinese calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy

Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Take a class on Chinese calligraphy with Ms Qingyu Yang from URI. The class has room for only 20 people.  Call the Reference Desk (401-847-8720, Ext. 208) to sign up. Free and open to the public. … [Continue reading]

May Storytimes


The groups for our May 4-week storytime session are: Tiny Tots - birth to 14 months Squigglers - 15 months through 2 years Story Fun - 2 to 4 years old After-Lunch Bunch - 2 to 4 years old Step-Up Storytime - 3 & 4 years … [Continue reading]

Tween Iron Chef

Crazy chefs

Saturday, May 9th @ 11:00am Ages 8 - 12 Make creative food dishes! A variety of ribbon prizes will be awarded! Free, all materials provided Registration is required Held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room Sign up by … [Continue reading]