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  • Wednesday: 1-6
  • Thursday: 1-6
  • Friday: 1-6
  • Saturday: 9-12
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Time Capsule Unearthed, May 11, 2012


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45 Ferry Road
P.O. Box 178
Saunderstown, RI 02874

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Author Event Postponed

The program originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 7pm will be rescheduled: Holly LeCraw, author of The Swimming Pool (2010), will discuss her new book, The Half Brother (avail Feb 17). Book Signing will follow.

Click below to register or call us at (401) 294-2081.

Eventbrite - Author Talk & Book Signing: Holly LeCraw

So many new items:

Over 250 items have been added to our collection since December 1st. Look over our recent additions to the collection and find your next book or DVD.

Looking Ahead to Summer:

The 49th Annual Book, Bake and Art Sale will be held on Saturday, July 18th from 9am-noon at Post Office Park.

This wonderful community event is our major fundraiser each year. Many hands make light work and it's great fun too. Let us know if you would like to be involved this year.

View a slideshow of the 2014 Book, Bake & Art Sale.

The library is accepting donations for the annual Book, Bake, and Art Sale now through July 1st.
PLEASE NO magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias or Reader's Digest condensed readers. Thanks so much.

View our calendar: calendar


  • Fri, Mar 6 at 10 am Kaffeeklatsch
  • Wed, Mar 11 at 7 pm Wild Mushroom Event
  • Wed, Mar 18 at 6 pm Rose Russo Yoga
  • Thu, Mar 19 at 6 pm Benefit Celebrating the Willett Free Library (at the Fergusons, $30 per person)
  • Thu, Mar 26 at 7 pm Locke Webster - Tied up in Knots
  • Sat, Mar 28 at 10am Book discussion - The Flamethrowers by Rachael Kushner
  • Wed, Apr 1 at 7 pm Betsy Ray - Nantucket baskets & Susan Tash - tole painting
  • Fri, Apr 3 at 10 am Kaffeeklatsch
  • Thu, Apr 9 at 7 pm Author Talk: J.J. Patridge
  • Thu, Apr 16 at 7 pm Under Our Skin - Movie & Discussion
  • Mon, Apr 20 at 3:30 pm Project Chick
  • Thu, Apr 30 at 7 pm Elsa Kincaid - Guitar
  • Fri, May 1 at 10 am Kaffeeklatsch


  • Tech One-to-One:One-to-one help sessions here at the Library. Sessions are scheduled for the first Thursday of the month, at 5pm. Bring your questions, problems, laptops, devices.
  • Story Time for Young Children Mondays at 3:45pm. Story and Craft/activity.
  • Kaffeeklatsch First Friday of the month, 10am. Come and enjoy a mug of coffee or tea and a snack while you catch up with neighbors, friends, and fellow WFL patrons in our inviting new library.
  • Wood fire blazing in the fireplace on cold Thursday afternoons all winter.  Marshmallows available.
  • Copying, faxing, and color laserprinting services available. Use one of our computers or bring in your own portable device and use our free Wi-Fi.

Brick News

On Saturday, November 9th, 2013 the engraved bricks were installed in the walkway. Many thanks to the Streulis, the Fergusons and the Wheelers for all their hard work. Stop by and see how great they look!

View a slideshow of the installed bricks.

Buy a Brick!

Download an order form for an engraved brick to be installed in the library's front yard on Ferry Road.

Our Building

The Willett Free Library just celebrated a year of operation after our extensive renovation/expansion project. Stop and check out our wonderful new space. This is an exciting time for the WFL! logo

Find magazine, newspaper, and journal articles; use online homework, language learning, reference and jobseeking tools through

Check out digital media downloads anytime with RI-E-zone, a growing source of downloadable audiobooks and e-books for your various electronic reading and listening devices.

Many Thanks!

Many Thanks to Anchor Self Storage on Sextant Lane in Narragansett for providing us with a storage unit, and to Craig Willey of Strip Joint - Joint Ventures for refinishing several chairs for us. Thank you Amy Macdonald of Heritage Flag for our flags and banners. We are grateful to the Champlin Foundation, the 1772 Foundation/Preserve Rhode Island, the Ocean State Charities Trust, the Kimball Foundation, and to many families and individuals for making our renovation/expansion project possible.


The Library has over 10,000 items for adults and children to borrow. The collection includes fiction, nonfiction, large print, magazines, audio cassettes, CD's, videos, DVD's, and a young children's picture book collection.

The WFL participates in the Ocean State Libraries system, allowing local patrons access to public library collections statewide, and giving library users throughout the state access to our collections.

Check out digital media downloads anytime with Overdrive from Ocean State Libraries. Compatible devices.    Quick Start Guide .

The WFL has passes available for discount admissions to the Mystic Aquarium.

Library Flag:

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Our flag depicts a sailing ferry built by Stillman Saunders. At his home, a "Circle for Mutual Improvement" was formed in 1885; the beginnings of this library. When the flag is flying, the WFL is open.


Willett reader wins trip to Disney

Project Chick

Many Gathered to Thank John Edwards

Bwana Iguana

All Hands on Snake

Wavy Glass.  Photo by Rich Youngken.