Library will close July 28th and 29th

Under constructionThe library will be closed all day on Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 29th for renovations.

  • Children’s programs scheduled for those days will be held in the lower level program room at the scheduled times.
  • The Teen “Take-apart” program scheduled for Monday will be held at 3:00 p.m., also in the lower lever program room. (This is a different time than originally planned.)

All participants must enter through the Spring Street entrance.

Summer Hours will resume on Wednesday, July 30th.

Teen Summer Fun

writing TakeItApart i robot
Teens 13-18 (or students entering 7th grade) are invited to some great summer reading events:

Wondering what’s inside? Come Take it Apart, Monday, July 28 @ 3pmThis is a time change from the original 5pm.  Enter the library using the Spring Street Entrance and proceed directly to the program room.  The upper floor will be closed for construction.


Beat the heat as you kick back and enjoy I Robot, the movie, with friends while snacking on pizza and popcorn.  Wednesday, July 30 @ 5:30.  This program counts as a square on your BINGO board!


Don’t miss the fun.  Sign up for Spark a Reaction, our teen summer reading program now!

Film Series: Hitchcock

NotoriousThe Newport Public Library Film Series returns in July and August with four classic films directed by the incomparable Alfred Hitchcock. Filmed between 1945 and 1951, these films feature an astonishing assemblage of actors including Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich, and Gregory Peck. Librarian and film buff Luke Owens will introduce the films.

All screenings are free and open to the public, and begin at 2:30PM. Check our calendar for more info.

Wednesday, August 6: Stage Fright (1950)

Wednesday, August 20: Strangers on a Train (1951)

Come to our Annual Fundraising Event

Set Sail for a Novel Evening The Board of Trustees cordially invites you to

Set Sail for a Novel Evening

Sunday, August 10th from
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Regina Slezak, retiring Library Director

  • Hors D’oeuvres and Dessert by Pranzi Catering
  • Music by David Manuel
  • Complimentary beer and wine
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Demonstrations of the new 3D Printer


Donation of $75.00 per person.  For reservations call 847-8720, ext. 100.

Details available on our Event Calendar.



Summer Reading Outdoor Fair

The Children’s Summer Reading Outdoor Fair will take place on Wednesday, August 13th from 10:30am – 1:00pm.  Held in Aquidneck Park outside the library, the fair will feature:

Fizz Boom Read Poster

  • A Polynesian Dance performance by Laura Matta at 11:00am
  • A Puppet Workshop with Sue Klau at 12:00pm
  • Face Painting provided by Creative Chica from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Sand Art
  • Certificates, prizes, grand prize drawings
  • Food and fun!

Please note: In the event of rain, the fair will take place as scheduled inside the library.



Electric Dough and Marble Roller Coasters

kaleidoscope detail

Don’t miss these fabulous Summer Reading science-themed activities taking place in July and August:

  • Fizz, Boom, Read events for kids and tweens:  Create a kaleidoscope, build a marble roller coaster, get up close and personal with a live reptile, story times, movies and more.
  • Spark a Reaction events for teens: Forensics workshop, Teen “Mythbusters”, movies and much more.