Snow closing

The library will be closing Monday 1/26/15 at 5 p.m. and we will be closed Tue 1/27 & Wed 1/28 due to the storm. We plan to reopen on Thursday 1/29 at 9 a.m. Please check back here or call the main number at 294-3306 before you come on Thursday to be sure that we are open.

Tips and Tricks

In his 15 year bicycle stunt riding career, Chris Poulos won 85 competitions worldwide. Since 2000, he has become one of the most sought after youth motivational speakers in the country. He amazes audiences with incredible bicycle stunts, while simultaneously engaging them on topics such as bullying, perseverance, respect, teamwork, and more. This entertaining, motivating, and interactive program is geared to teens but everyone is welcome! Seating will be limited so please be sure to register.

01/31/2015 - 2:00pm

Class Cancelled-Office Graphics for Microsoft programs

In this 2 session class, learn how to insert pictures, or any type of graphic, into any of the Office programs such as Word, Publisher, PowerPoint or Excel. The results are dramatic and you'll be amazed how easy it is. Registration starts January 1, 2015. Mondays, January 26 and February 2 from 2-3:30 pm.

01/26/2015 - 2:00pm

Tax Form Season Update

The library has been notified by the IRS that they will only be sending us Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ this year. There will be no federal instructions available. The 1040 instruction booklet is 104 pages long this year, making it impossible for us to provide printed copies.

You can access, view and print the instructions and forms yourself by going to or you can order online at or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

The library will be receiving a binder with reproducible copies of all other federal forms; the charge to copy is $.20 per page.

Rhode Island forms and instructions may be accessed online at or by phone at (401) 574-8970.

Copies of the most popular federal and Rhode Island forms will be available at the Reference Desk to copy for .20 per page

New DVDs!

You can place holds on new DVDs that will be coming in this month by clicking on New Feature DVDs. To receive the list via email every month, click on Newsletter Signup, click a checkmark next to New Feature DVDs - Coming Soon, type your email in the box at the bottom of the screen, and click on the subscribe button. If you're a fan of Pinterest, you can place holds from our DVDs Coming Soon Board!. Concerned that there are a lot of people in line for a DVD that you'd like to borrow? We recommend that you place a hold anyway because the North Kingstown copy fills holds picked up in North Kingstown first. You may move up the list more quickly than you thought that you would!

Among Friends Newsletter - January 2015

Check out the January issue of the Among Friends newsletter where you can learn about everything that will be happening soon at the library!

Would you like to receive the newsletter via email? If so, click on Subscribe and follow the instructions to automatically receive a new issue via email every month.

To register for programs for adults, have your library card ready and click on NKFL Programs. Call the Young Readers' Desk at 294-3306 option 5 to register for children's programs.

PowerPoint 2007 Computer Class

This class will get you started in using this simple and effective tool to create presentations. Basic computer skills are required. This class will meet for three sessions: Thursdays, February 5,12, and 19 at 6:30pm. Class size is limited.

02/05/2015 - 2:56pm

Reading We've Enjoyed in 2014

It's that time of year again -- when members of the library staff select their favorite books from 2014. Click on Reading We've Enjoyed - Fiction and Non-fiction For Adults or Reading We've Enjoyed - Young Adults and Children to peruse the lists and place holds on titles that interest you. Happy New Year!

All About That Book!

Check out this video ( produced by the Rhode Island Center for the Book to celebrate the new 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island Selection: Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller. Some NKFL staff members make an appearance at 2:23!

Text alerts and user names

Did you know that you can receive courtesy, overdue and hold pickup notices via text? It's easy to sign up for text notification:
1. Log into your account at
2. Select "Modify Email/Text Alert Options"
3. Provide your contact information and submit
4. Receive a confirmation message on your phone and reply "Yes".

In addition, you can create a username for your library account so that you no longer need to type in a 14-digit barcode. Use the following steps to create a username for your account:
1. Log into your account at
2. Select "Modify Email/Text Alert Options"
3. Type a username in the username field (between 6 & 25 characters long, special characters are not accepted)
4. Click on the "Submit" button
5. The next time that you log into your library account, just type in your PIN and new username


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