The Attack of the Winter Moth

What is the little brown moth that we see swarming around porch lights in December? Where did it come from? How can we stop it? Is there anything we can do to protect the trees on our streets and backyards from the damaging defoliation caused by the little green caterpillars that emerge in the spring? Heather Faubert of the URI Plant Protection Clinic and research assistant in the Plant Sciences and Entomology Department at the URI will talk about this harmless looking but threatening invasive species. Please register.

Date: 
05/04/2016 - 6:30pm

Among Friends--May Newsletter

Check out the May issue of the Among Friends newsletter. Lots of great things coming up. Learn about the yacht Reliance, winter moths, Rhode Island railroad stations and much more!

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.

New DVDs Coming Soon!

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. 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!

Reading We've Enjoyed

Reading We’ve Enjoyed: A Selection of Books Read by Library Staff in 2015
Each December, staff members at the library recommend books they have read during the year. Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

The History of Our Library

Library on Brown St.

The North Kingstown Free Library at 100 Boone St. opened in December of 1975. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this occasion AND the 60th Anniversary of the Friends of the Library, we have created a short film and a book. The book, The North Kingstown Free Library 1899-2015: A Book of Memories and Clippings is on sale at the library for $10. Click here to see the film, The North Kingstown Free Library: The First 116 Years. We hope you enjoy it!

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the library's history!

On Sunday, October 25th, the library celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the library at its Boone Street location AND the 60th Anniversary of the Friends of the Library. Celebrating were former Assistant Directors Paul Lefebure and Susan Berman, former Director Susan Aylward, Deputy Director Susan Moreland, Library Director Cyndi Desrochers, and former Directors Deborah (Brennan) Coons, Donna Dufault, Edna "Teddy" Lager and Shirley Payne. Photo courtesy of Robert Izzo.

On Sunday, October 25th, the library celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the library at its Boone Street location AND the 60th Anniversary of the Friends of the Library. Celebrating were former Assistant Directors Paul Lefebure and Susan Berman, former Director Susan Aylward, Deputy Director Susan Moreland, Library Director Cyndi Desrochers, and former Directors Deborah (Brennan) Coons, Donna Dufault, Edna "Teddy" Lager and Shirley Payne.
Photo courtesy of Robert Izzo.

hoopla digital is here!

We are excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audio books, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital.

North Kingstown Free Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopla digital to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. And hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees. So, take a moment to register now and check out all of the great new content that you can borrow for free!

Need help? Check out hoopla support or give us a call at the library at 401-294-3306.

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 http://catalog.oslri.net
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 http://catalog.oslri.net
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

Mobile Printing comes to the North Kingstown Free Library

The Library has launched PrinterOn mobile printing. Patrons can print while at the library, or send a document for printing from home or wherever they may be, then pick it up at the library within 24 hours. Use your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Just use the webpage address www.printeron.net/osl/nkfl to go to an online webpage form. Fill out the form and click on the green printer in the lower right corner.

Interested in Installing an app?

Go to www.printeron.com/apps.html and select the app that fits your device.

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Database

The RI Historical Cemetery Database is now available in the South County Room.
Over 3400 cemeteries, 474,700 gravestones and over 76,800 gravestone photos are included.
The data was gathered between 1990 and 2014 by 60+ volunteers.
In addition, over 100 nineteenth and twentieth century transcripts of cemeteries were consulted and checked in the cemeteries to get the most accurate gravestone data possible.

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