Knight Memorial Library is a long-established library serving the South Side of Providence, and it offers 12 adult and 8 children’s computers, wifi, copy/fax/scan, a typewriter, and one staff member is a notary.
The library holds books for adults, teens and children in English and Spanish as well as a few books in French. The book collection in English is especially strong in early 20th century fiction. There is a significant Rhode Island history collection and cemetery records from the James N. Arnold collection. Knight Memorial offers hot spots, museum passes and a sizeable DVD collection. Some audio books on CD, and titles in streaming video and ebooks are also available.
The library building provides meeting space for community groups in 3 rooms that can accommodate 15, 40 and 75 attendees. Call the Reference Desk at 467-2625 to inquire about availability.
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Regular programs for kids include Cradle to Crayons, Story times, Ready for K, Lego Guild, Homework Help, Teen Movie Night, Family Movie Night, Guitar lessons, and Drop-in Crafts. For adults, computer training, GED classes in Spanish and ESL classes are regularly offered. The Friends of Knight Memorial hold book sales on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10:30 – 12:30 and often the first Saturday of the month, 12:00 – 4:00.
*Please note: Knight Memorial Library is not ADA accessible. If you need accommodation, please contact Knight Memorial Library for alternative options and locations.