Exeter Public Library

eNewsletter January 2020 Vol 2

Library Links


Exeter Public Library - our website

Exeter Public Library on Facebook

Exeter Public Library Children's Dept on Facebook

State-wide Library Catalog - check your account, place requests for items

Rhode Island eZone - download ebooks and audiobooks with your library card

AskRI.org - lots of information, research databases and more!

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Save the date!

Old-Fashioned Tea Party

Adults and well-behaved children ages 8 and older are invited to a "formal" tea party taking place on Sunday, March 8th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.


We'll be wearing our Sunday-best, breaking out the fine china, serving a variety of hot teas, tiny sandwiches with no crust and some tasty desserts.

Tickets will be $15.00 per person.


If you are someone who would like to volunteer at this event (set-up, take-down, baking refreshments, helping to serve) please email library@exeterpubliclibrary.org or stop in and talk to us!

Spring Craft Fair 2020! Vendors wanted!

We are now accepting online applications from vendors who sell hand-crafted, hand-made items for our Spring Craft Fair taking place on Sunday, May 3rd from 10-3.


Unlike previous years, acceptance into Craft Fair is not going to be first-come, first-served. We will review all online applications and contact all applicants by February 22nd.


Once our vendors are selected, a $15 non-refundable donation to the library reserves their spot.

Spaces in our craft fair are about the size of a 6ft table and surrounding area.


Here is the link to the application: www.exeterpubliclibrary.org/2020craftfair.html


Please contact Amy Neilson, Library Director library@exeterpubliclibrary.org, 401-294-4109 with any questions or for more information,

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Programs for Children

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Storytime Snow Policy!

If there is no school in Exeter-West Greenwich due to bad weather, there will be NO storytime!


The library may be closed or have a delayed opening. Please call ahead 294-4109 before heading out in snowy and icy weather!

Tuesday Morning Storytimes

This session runs from Tuesday, January 21 - February 11th


Toddler Time

for our littlest friends up to age 3 with their participating adult

10:30 - 11:00 am


Share books, rhymes, movement and more!

No registration required


Preschool Storytime

for ages 3-5

11:15 am - 12 noon


Stories, songs and movement activities!

A new theme and craft each week

Children are encouraged to participate on their own, but their grownups are always welcome!


No registration required


If there is no school in EWG due to weather, Storytime will be cancelled!

Friday Family Storytime

This session runs on Fridays mornings from

January 17 - February 14

10:30 - 11:30 am


Children up to age 5 are invited to drop in to learn and play!


No registration required


If there is no school in EWG due to weather, Storytime will be cancelled!

Sensory Sensitive Storytime

Saturday, February 15

1:00 - 2:00 pm


Join us for a monthly Storytime that includes a quiet story and sensory activities.

This program is specially designed to be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.


No registration required. Please email or call Miss Aimee, youth@exeterpubliclibrary.org if you have any questions or need a social story before the program.

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Programs for Adults

Wednesday Winter Craft Nights

It's dark and it's cold - but we are coming together for cozy crafts and conversation!

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm


Please register in advance by emailing library@exeterpubliclibrary.org or calling 294-4109 so we have enough supplies for everyone. Spaces may be limited in some programs.



  • February 5 - Vision Boards - create a collage of pictures and quotes to represent your dreams and goals for the year
  • February 12 - Farmhouse Book Stacks - a decorative stack of upcycled books
  • February 19 - Painted tote bags
  • February 26 - Macrame Key Chains
  • March 4 - Pour Painting - abstract acrylic painting

Reading Across Rhode Island

The 2020 selection for the Reading Across Rhode Island is Rising:Dispatches from the New American Shore, by Elizabeth Rush. This is a lyrical nonfiction title about climate change and rising sea levels.


We will be having a book discussion here about Rising on Thursday, March 5th and there will be other events throughout the state.


From the author: "What an incredible honor it is to have RISING chosen as Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read selection for 2020. Five years ago, my husband and I relocated to the Ocean State, and it is here that I finished writing this book. During that time, the climate crisis has heated up calling us to new conversations about what it means to be a human on planet earth today. I so look forward to sharing RISING and the conversations it will spark with you all." Elizabeth Rush


Click here to reserve a copy


Learn more about Reading Across Rhode Island here

Yoga Class

Monday evenings
7:00 - 8:15 pm

$10 per class​


Take some time to relax and join Aimee Fontaine of sun star yoga in the library for a mixed-level yoga class for adults


New students are always welcome! Modifications and variations make this a perfect class for beginners as well as experience yoga practitioners.


Please bring your own yoga mat.

No registration required.


If the weather is questionable, please check the library's Facebook page for cancellations.

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Library Tips & Tricks

Nothing New!

Sometimes we overhear people looking at our "New Book" shelf and commenting that the books there are not especially new. We are not offended. We get new releases on a weekly basis and they stayed on the shelf - that would mean we are choosing titles nobody wants to take home!


In addition to this newsletter we also send out a weeklynewsletter of all the new books and movies we get in each week. We use a service called Wowbrary. You can sign up for it here. It will also link you to the library catalog so you can place holds (really the very best way for you to get your hands on anything new.)

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Community Connections

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Library Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Closed on Sunday and Monday