Willett Free Library

Willett Free Library

The Willett Free Library

45 Ferry Road, Saunderstown, RI, PO Box 178,

Saunderstown, RI 02874

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

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

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.


Dennis Costa

Guitarist Dennis Costa

Friday, August 23, 7:30 PM

Wine & Cheese Reception 7 PM

An evening of jazz, classical and traditional music, from ragtime to Latin beats.

Dennis Costa is the owner of Wakefield Music in South Kingstown, RI, and has been on the music faculty of Salve Regina University since 1984.

Tickets $10. Ticket price includes wine & cheese reception.

Tickets on sale now at the library. Seating is limited to 45.


Kids’ Summer Reading Party & Magic Show

with Russ DeSimone and Presto the Magic Bunny! 

Thursday, August 22, 4-5 PM

Prizes and refreshments, too.

All ages welcome. No registration required.


Toddler Story

Story Time

Mondays (except holidays), 3:45-4:30 PM

Picture book stories, singing and crafts.

Best children up to age 5. No registration required. Just come!

poetry in scripts

The Poetry Group meets biweekly to share work and encourage members in the writing process. All welcome! Next meeting: Tuesday, August 20, 3:30-4:30 PM.

guitar student

Guitar classes will resume on Tuesday, August 27 with a new fall schedule.

Beyond Beginning Guitar will meet on Tuesdays, 5-6 PM.

Beginning Guitar will on Tuesdays, 6-7 PM.

For adults and teens.

Please call the library to register.

Yoga Sun

Summer Yoga with Betsy Marcotte

Fridays, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
through August 30

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

A $10 donation to the Willett Free Library is requested for each session. Stop in to the library to sign up.

Thanks, Betsy!


Conversational Italian with Dora Waters, Fridays, 4 -5 PM. This class is best for those with some knowledge of Italian. Please contact the library for details.




KaffeeKlatsch, Friday, September 6, 10 AM to Noon. Join us for the first KaffeeKlatsch of the season! Stop in for homemade treats, coffee, tea, and a chance to chat with neighbors and friends. All welcome!



The Willett Cookbook Club

Friday, September 13, 12-1 PM

The Cookbook Club shares lunch on the second Friday of each month from September to May, with dishes based on the book selected for that month. This month’s book is Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots by Matt Jennings. Copies of the book are available at the library. All welcome!


Trust exercise

OpenBk, Saturday, September 14, 10-11 AM.

OpenBk will discuss Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise.

Copies of the book are available at the library. All welcome!