Steampunk'd Library

Two of the exhibitors decked out in their Steampunk finery.

Our Steampunk'd Library Exhibit Opening was a lot of fun! For more photos check out our Facebook page:
Click on our Programs tab to sign up for the Steampunk movies we are showing throughout the summer (and all our other programs too!) Or see the full list of movies below.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for our Steampunk Festival on August 23rd from noon to 4pm!!!!! And remember that Steampunk attire is encouraged at all events.

New DVDs Coming Soon!

You can place holds on new DVDs that will be coming in this month by clicking on New Feature DVDs - Coming Soon!. 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 - Summer 2014

Check out the July/August 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.

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.

Alice in Wonderland: A Play

Join us for this special Friday night performance of Lewis Carroll's immortal classic, Alice in Wonderland, performed by the Hampstead Stage Company. This wonderful tale is about a young girl whose boredom takes her on a journey of imagination. Through Alice's travels, everyday things become extraordinary. The words on the page come alive as she recites The Jabberwocky and learns how to overcome her own fears. Through this story, we hope to encourage children to enjoy using their imagination, triumph over their fears, and find magical things right in their own backyard.

06/27/2014 - 6:30pm

Kids eReading Room

The Ocean State Libraries eZone has recently added an eReading room for children. Now kids can access all of our downloadable childrens' materials, including e-books and audiobooks, from one convenient location -!

Streaming Video now available through the E-Zone

Streaming video is now available to enjoy from the Ocean State Libraries E-Zone website, . Library card holders have instant access to streaming video with a growing catalog of digital feature films, documentaries, educational, children’s favorites and more with a modern, easy-to-use viewing experience. For a list of available movies, go to

Coffee and Books

Coffee & Books

Every couple of months, the library’s Readers’ Advisor, Maggie, hosts a ‘coffee & books’ session—it’s a great time to share what you’ve read recently or are currently reading (and a great place to get new reading ideas!). Here’s a complete list of the books recommended during our most recent ‘coffee & books’ discussion on March 7th, 2014. Enjoy! Questions? Email Maggie directly:

Mobile catalog is here!

We are excited to report that Ocean State Libraries has moved to a new mobile catalog. When you go to or on your mobile device, the online catalog will automatically bring you to the mobile version of the catalog. It is now easier to place holds, renew materials, and search for new materials using your mobile device. The LibraryAnywhere app will no longer provide access to our catalog. Please contact the library if you need any help during this transition.

TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Click Here to Access TumbleBookLibrary.
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
You may want to explore the site by checking out all the books, games and features. Our catalogue has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook by clicking on the ‘View Online” button or on the cover of the book. There are a number ways you can access a book:


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