Rogers Free Library

Bristol, Rhode Island

Welcome to the Rogers Free Library.  Founded in 1877 and reinvented in 2008, this municipal library is located in the heart of the town of Bristol, Rhode Island. Rogers Free Library exists to provide access to information in a wide variety of formats and through a variety of programs, products,  [ Read More ]

Upcoming Events

Holiday Schedule 12/24 Closed 12/25 Closed 12/26 Closed 12/31 Closing at 5pm 1/1/17 Closed 1/2/17 Closed

Free Blood Pressure Clinic   The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties have a free blood pressure  screening on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 12pm in the main foyer. No appointment needed. For more information call at VNS at: 401-682-2100, ext. 1470. The next screening is on January 4.

Get in the Christmas spirit!  Special guests will be reading stories aloud for families to enjoy on  December 10th from 1-3pm Come listen & enjoy some cookies!

Living Literature presents Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Herreshoff Community Room. Kelly Seigh and Dave Rabinow perform this two person, 40 minute version of Jean Shepherd’s Duel in the snow, or Red Rider nails the Cleveland Street Kid, from which the 1983  [ Read More ]

An Evening with Tim White Join us on December 8, 2016 at 7PM in the Herresmhoff Community Room. Tim White is a New England Emmy Award Winner & WPRI investigative reporter as well as co-author of “The Last Good Heist” This event is free and open to the public.

OPEN MIC NIGHT Featuring the Mt. Hope High School GUITAR ENSEMBLE COFFEE HOUSE SETTING FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC, POETRY, SHORT STORIES, SINGING OR DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE! More teen and adult performers are welcome to sing, play instruments or read stories or poetry.   Free refreshments! For teens and adults Wednesday,  [ Read More ]

Please donate a new or gently used (unwrapped) book for clients of the East Bay Food Pantry. They serve 2,356 individuals each year- more than 800 are children. EBFP will provide books for children ages 0-16. Look for these boxes at our library and leave a book for a child:  [ Read More ]

ROGERS FREE LIBRARY ANNOUNCES FIRST COMMUNITY GRANT RECIPIENT Early in 2016, the Friends of the Rogers Free Library announced the availability of grant funding for members of the community.  This month, the Directors of the Friends announce the first grant recipient.  Kristen Quinn, a Bristol resident, will serve as a  [ Read More ]