Annual Appeal

North Kingstown Free Library invites the community to support our efforts to enrich lives with a tax-deductible donation to the year-end appeal.

If you are a long-time Friends of the Library member, a lapsed member or a library lover, we need YOU! The Friends of the Library has supported and promoted the library since 1955 and the annual membership and appeal drive raises the majority of the money that the Library needs to fund programming and special projects for EVERYONE free of charge.
How is that money used?
In the last year, the Friends provided funds for library programming that included:

  • a summer music series,
  • Shakespeare Studies,
  • poetry readings,
  • self-improvement workshops,
  • monthly movie nights,
  • history of North Kingstown walks with Tim Cranston,
  • Animal Experiences with live animals and many more programs for children,
  • cooking techniques,
  • after school teen programs including movies and teen trivia,
  • summer reading programs for all ages.

And this list is far from complete!

We hope you will make an investment in our ability to fund the activities and programs to serve the community and its wide variety of needs.

Please use the donation form below. Thank you.

Movies in the Afternoon!

Beginning in December 2017 we will be showing movies on a Thursday afternoon!
Join us on the following dates:

Thursday, December 7th at 2:00 pm: The Big Sick
Thursday, January 11th at 2:00 pm: Victoria & Abdul
Thursday, February 8th at 2:00 pm: TBA
Thursday, March 8th at 2:00 pm: TBA

Light refreshments will be served and you are welcome to bring your own. Registration is requested by calling 401-294-3306.

Borrow Our Telescope!

The library now has an Orion StarBlast Astro Reflector telescope available for patrons aged 18 and older to borrow.
The telescope, which was generously donated to us by Skyscrapers, Inc., is available to be borrowed for a period of one week. The telescope may be checked out or reserved downstairs at the Reference Desk.

December Newsletter

Take a look at our Among Friends newsletter to see what is coming up at the library. There is something for everyone---lectures, demonstrations, movies, book clubs and 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 and PIN ready and click on NKFL Programs. If you don't have a library card call 294-3306. Call the Young Readers' Desk at 294-3306 option 5 to register for children's programs.

The Friends of the Library support library programs and much more. Consider becoming a member. Learn more about the Friends here or use the remittance form below to join. As a "Basic" member, you can receive the newsletter via postal service.


With the Library's Shoutbomb text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to:
•Receive text notices about holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues and fines
•Send a text to renew an item. (Renewable items only)
•Add family members’ cards to your Shoutbomb account with keyword ADDCARD
The library does not charge a fee for this service. Your mobile plan’s standard text messaging rates apply. If you have signed up for SMS alerts in the past you will need to re-subscribe to continue receiving alerts.

1.Text “SIGNUP” to sends e-mail)
2.Text your 14-digit library card barcode number, found on the back of your card
3.Text your 4-digit library PIN number

For more information, please visit or print out the attached pamphlet..

Microsoft Excel 2016 Classes

Thursdays at 6:30 P.M., January 4, 11 and 18

In this series of three, one-hour Excel 2016 classes you will learn the different ways to use Excel for home or work in a simple, effective approach. Participants must have basic computer skills and be able to attend all three sessions. Please register.

01/04/2018 - 6:30pm

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 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 and select the app that fits your device.

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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