Willett Free Library

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.


it's storytime


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

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

Best for children under 5. No registration required. Just come!


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, Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m., is currently full.

We will advertise again if teacher Dora Wateres is accepting new students.

For current students, there will be no class on Friday, April 19, or Friday, April 26. Italian classes will resume on May, 3. See you then!


Willett Poetry Group

Alternate Tuesdays. Next meeting: April 30, 4-5 p.m.

If you write poetry, come to this supportive group of local writers interested in sharing their work. For adults and older teens.

Coming Soon!

Movie Night

the wife

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

The Wife

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Max Irons. Based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer. 

Rated R; 1 hour and 39 minutes; 2018.  



Friday, May 3, 10 a.m. to Noon

Join us for the library’s monthly social. All welcome to enjoy hot beverages, homemade treats and lots of good conversation!



Cookbook Club

Friday, May 10, 12-1 p.m.

For May, our final meeting of this season, we’ll be sampling dishes from The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart by Alex Guarnaschelli. From “Spicy Blue Cheese Dip with Endive Spears” to “Roasted Shrimp with Chile and Almonds” and “French Apple Tart,” this book is full classics and new favorites. We’re sure to have a wonderful lunch! Copies available at the library.

Come to a session of the Cookbook Club!


Movie Night


Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, and Gwilym Lee.

Rated PG-13; 2 hours and 14 minutes; 2018.