Willett Free Library

Book Sale Sign

Coming in July!

The Willett Free Library Annual Book, Bake & Art Sale

Saturday, July 20, 9 AM – 12 PM

Saunderstown Post Office Park (Rt. 1A & Ferry Rd.)

Books, audiobooks, collectible books & DVDs for adults and children; local artists’ tables; our renowned bake table; and tattoos and the Balloon Man for the children!

We’re sorry but we can no longer accept book donations for the Book & Bake Sale.
We’re out of storage space! Thanks for your cooperation.

Willett Free Library

The Willett Free Library

45 Ferry Road, Saunderstown, RI 

Mailing Address: PO Box 178, Saunderstown, RI 02874

Phone: 401-294-2081; email: willettfree@gmail.com

Open hours: M-F 1-6; Saturdays 9-noon

The Willett Free Library was founded as the Saunderstown Library Association in 1885. The library has occupied its current building since 1903, with a complete renovation in 2013. It is the smallest library open to the public in Rhode Island and is located in the heart of the historic village of Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

The library is part of Ocean State Libraries, the statewide network of public and private libraries. Find out more, including holiday closings, here: hours, events; or search the catalog here.



Story Time

Mondays, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Picture book stories, guitar-led songs, crafts, and lots of fun!

Best for babies to age 5. No registration required. Just come!

guitar student

Guitar for Beginners

Mondays (except holidays), 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Easy chords and songs to get you playing!

Beyond Beginning Guitar

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

New techniques, rhythms, and fingerstyle, plus lots of songs!

Please bring an acoustic guitar to class; class materials provided. Classes are designed for adults and older teens.


Conversational Italian with Dora Waters, Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Willett Poetry Group

Alternate Tuesdays. Next meeting: June 25, 4-5 p.m.

For all who write poetry. If you’re looking for others who love the genre and want to give and receive feedback, this group is for you.

For adults and older teens. All welcome.


Yoga Sun

Summer Yoga with Betsy Marcotte is back!
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
June 14 to August 30

Yoga Class meets at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 10 Church Way, Saunderstown


Join Betsy for a gentle yoga class that’s perfect for beginners or those who have been practicing for a while. 
A $10 donation to the Willett Free Library is requested for each session. Stop in to the library to sign up.
What a great way to welcome summer!

Our heartfelt thanks to Betsy for donating her time and expertise to our community and library!