Willett Free Library

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Founded as the Saunderstown Library Association in 1885, the Willett Free 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 about our hours, events, or search the catalog here.

Call us at: 401-294-2081 or email us at willettfree@gmail.com. 


COOKBOOK SALE! March 18-23, during open hours. Great finds at great prices: $2 for hardcovers; $1 for paperbacks. We’re accepting gently used cookbooks for the sale! Please bring them during open hours, and call ahead if you have more than a bagful or two. Thanks!


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winter storytime

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

Stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun!

Best for children under 5. No registration required.


Willett Poetry Group

Alternate Tuesdays. Next meeting: February 19, 4-5 p.m.

Do you write poetry or are you interested in sampling this exciting medium?

Join us on alternate Tuesdays for an absorbing hour devoted to poetry!




Guitar for Beginners

Mondays, 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 finger-style and rhythm techniques to improve your playing.

Please bring a playable acoustic guitar to class; class materials provided.


willett fireplace

Treats by the fire! S’mores and hot cocoa on Wednesday afternoons after 2:30 p.m.


Conversational Italian with Dora Waters.

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

This is a great class for those with a little knowledge of Italian. 

Contact the library for details.