Rhode Island Washington County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Washington County, RI. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Rhode Island Washington County.

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1. Library System ASHAWAY FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 15 Knight Street, Hopkinton, RI 02804
Phone Number: (401) 377-2770 Washington 17,126 14,456

2. Central Library ASHAWAY FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 15 Knight Street, Hopkinton, RI 02804
Phone Number: (401) 377-2770 Washington N/A N/A

3. Central Library CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 7 Pinehurst Drive, Carolina, RI 02812
Phone Number: (401) 364-6100 Washington N/A N/A

4. Library System CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 7 Pinehurst Drive, Carolina, RI 02812
Phone Number: (401) 364-6100 Washington 41,491 23,015

5. Library System CROSS’ MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone Number: (401) 364-6211 Washington 57,327 64,395

6. Central Library CROSS’ MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone Number: (401) 364-6211 Washington N/A N/A

7. Library System DAVISVILLE FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 481 Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone Number: (401) 884-5524 Washington 14,000 10,600

8. Central Library DAVISVILLE FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 481 Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone Number: (401) 884-5524 Washington N/A N/A

9. Central Library EXETER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 773 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI 02822
Phone Number: (401) 294-4109 Washington N/A N/A

10. Library System EXETER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 773 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI 02822
Phone Number: (401) 294-4109 Washington 18,402 9,624

11. Library System ISLAND FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: Dodge Street, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: (401) 466-3233 Washington 44,762 109,004

12. Central Library ISLAND FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: Dodge Street, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: (401) 466-3233 Washington N/A N/A

13. Branch Library KINGSTON FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI 02881
Phone Number: (401) 783-8254 Washington N/A N/A

14. Central Library LANGWORTHY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 24 Spring Street, Hopkinton, RI 02832
Phone Number: (401) 539-2851 Washington N/A N/A

15. Library System LANGWORTHY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 24 Spring Street, Hopkinton, RI 02832
Phone Number: (401) 539-2851 Washington 43,501 22,000

16. Library System NARRAGANSETT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 35 Kingstown Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone Number: (401) 789-9507 Washington 123,707 274,939

17. Central Library NARRAGANSETT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 35 Kingstown Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone Number: (401) 789-9507 Washington N/A N/A

18. Central Library NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone Number: (401) 294-3306 Washington N/A N/A

19. Library System NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone Number: (401) 294-3306 Washington 317,679 180,481

20. Branch Library ROBERT BEVERLY HALE LIBRARY
Street Address: 2601 Commodore Perry Highway, Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone Number: (401) 783-5386 Washington N/A N/A

21. Library System SOUTH KINGSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1057 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879
Phone Number: (401) 789-1555 Washington 306,506 240,290

22. Central Library SOUTH KINGSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1057 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI 02883
Phone Number: (401) 789-1555 Washington N/A N/A

23. Library System WESTERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI 02891
Phone Number: (401) 596-2877 Washington 259,659 248,500

24. Central Library WESTERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI 02891
Phone Number: (401) 596-2877 Washington N/A N/A

25. Library System WILLETT FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 45 Ferry Road, North Kingstown, RI 02874
Phone Number: (401) 294-2081 Washington 6,872 3,406

26. Central Library WILLETT FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 45 Ferry Road, North Kingstown, RI 02874
Phone Number: (401) 294-2081 Washington N/A N/A

Overview of Washington County, Rhode Island

Washington County is a county located in the southeastern part of Rhode Island, a U.S. state. Washington County borders Kent County to the north and New London County in Connecticut to the south. As of 2000, the population is 123,546.

Originally named King’s County and changed to its present name in 1781, the county is usually known within the state as South County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,458 km² (563 mi²). 862 km² (333 mi²) of it is land and 596 km² (230 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 40.87% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 123,546 people, 46,907 households, and 32,037 families residing in the county. The population density is 143/km² (371/mi²). There are 56,816 housing units at an average density of 66/km² (171/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.82% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 46,907 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% are married couples living together, 9.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% are non-families. 24.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county, the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $53,103, and the median income for a family is $64,112. Males have a median income of $43,956 versus $30,659 for females. The per capita income for the county is $25,530. 7.30% of the population and 4.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.40% of those under the age of 18 and 5.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities, towns, and villages*

  • Charlestown
  • Exeter
  • Hopkinton
  • — Ashaway (a village of Hopkinton)
  • — Hope Valley (a village of Hopkinton)
  • Narragansett
  • — Narragansett Pier (a village of Narragansett)
  • New Shoreham (coextensive with Block Island)
  • North Kingstown
  • Richmond
  • South Kingstown
  • — Kingston (a village of South Kingstown)
  • — Peacedale (a village of South Kingston)
  • — Wakefield (a village of South Kingston)
  • Westerly
  • — Bradford (a village of Westerly)