Willett Free Library

Willett Free Library

The Willett Free Library was founded as the Saunderstown Library Association in 1885. It has occupied its current building since 1903, with a complete renovation occurring in 2013. The smallest library open to the public in Rhode Island, the Willett is located in the heart of the historic village of Saunderstown. The library is part of Ocean State Libraries, the statewide network of public and private libraries. Find out about our hours, events, or search the catalog here.

Call us at: 401-294-2081 or email us at willettfree@gmail.com. Better yet, stop by!

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Gentle Yoga

Weekly yoga classes with Betsy Marcotte and Julie Andrews.

Fridays, 9-10:15 a.m. through August 31 at St. John’s Chapel, 10 Church Way, Saunderstown.

$10 per session and all donations benefit the Willett Free Library! Please register in advance at the library.


Willett Free Library Annual Meeting

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 PM

All members welcome!

Our ongoing programs:

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Story Time: Mondays (except holidays) 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Stories, songs, crafts, fun. 

No registration. Best for children under 5.

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Beyond Beginning Guitar: Mondays (except holidays), 6-7 p.m.

Chords, rhythms, finger style, and plenty of songs. For adults and teens 15 and up. Bring a playable acoustic guitar. 

Beginning Guitar: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

A small group class teaching open chords, strumming, and simple songs. For adults and teens 15 and up. Bring a playable acoustic guitar. 

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Conversational Italian with Dora Waters. Fridays, 4-5 p.m.

Space is limited, so please contact the library for details.