Tuesdays 10-1, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Thursdays 1-4, Saturdays 10-1. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO!

The Pontiac Free Library will be closed on July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday.

Upcoming Events...


*Phase II for Pontiac Free Library begins June 23rd:
*Beginning June 23rd, our hours will be: Tuesdays 10am-1pm, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Thursdays 1-4pm, and Saturdays 10am-1pm.
*By Appointment: Offering in-library pickup, curbside pickup, limited browsing, virtual reference and printing/faxing services. (Computers and sitting areas will still be closed during Phase II.)
*Please call for an appointment: Only 2-3 patrons will be allowed inside the library at a time to allow for social distancing.
*Limited browsing: Books, DVDs, and Magazines only. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that items have not been touched by another patron. Hand sanitizer is available. Please be advised that once checked out, items should be “quarantined” (left to sit untouched) for up to 72 hours before handling.
*The library will still take requests via phone (401) 737-3292, e-mail or Facebook message.
*Requests are for materials located within the Pontiac Library, or for materials on hold and ready for pickup.
*Patrons are limited to 3 new adult books, 1 new+3 dvd/cd’s and 5 children’s books. 

*Checkouts are for a normal loan period. *All other materials will be extended until July 1st.
*We are also taking requests for printing and faxing of documents via e-mail only.  All printing and faxing will be at no charge. (Computers are still closed during Phase II.)
*We will be slotting 15 minute pick-up times for curbside (either by car or folks walking up to the designated pick-up table).
*For curbside pickup, patrons will enter our main parking lot to pick-up their bagged materials and the front book-drop will be open.

*Patrons are now able to place holds online (up to 10 during Phase II).
*We are asking that all patrons wear masks (when possible) and practice social distancing guidelines (6 feet apart). If you are unable to wear a mask, our curbside pickup service is available.

Thank you all!!

See our Phase I Plan for Reopening here.
See our Phase II Plan for Reopening here.



A message from Ocean State Libraries:

Resources for Library Patrons:

FAQs and Information about Library closings:

For more up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, visit the RI Department of Health:

Thank you all for your patience.

Stay safe and be well!
Stacey Anter and Joanne Tandy, Directors.


We are open on a limited basis, but you can still check out these resources:



Virtual Summer Reading Program (All Ages!)
July 1st – August 15th!
During our limited open hours, you are welcome to pick up a Summer Reading Log,
but if you prefer not to stop by the library, we understand.
If you read up to 700 minutes by August 15th, you will win a gift card!
You can now check in virtually! Every week, we will post a weekly check-in survey.
Click on the link below and fill in your name, email address, and how many minutes you read for each day listed.
The survey for July 1-4 is here:

Online programs coming soon!! See our Facebook Page!!


*You may need to sign in with your library card number*

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Bone Builders
at Pontiac Free Library!
Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30pm
$2 suggested donation

“Bone Builders is an innovative exercise program based on
collaborative work of international bestselling author Dr. Miriam Nelson and Tufts University,
whose research has shown that moderate free-weight training
performed at least twice a week for six months
can improve strength and balance,
and increase energy levels,
while significantly increasing bone density.







POSTPONED: Miss Aileen returns for another art class!
Saturday, March 28th from 12-2:30.

All materials provided free of charge.
Call or stop in to register. Limited to 12.



POSTPONED: Coming for April Vacation!
Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure!
Tuesday, April 14th at 3pm

Ongoing Events




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