Did You Know?

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library ranks second highest in visits per capita in Rhode Island

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library circulates more than 91,000 items each year.

  • Over 70% of Jamestown residents have a library card.

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library has the second highest circulation per capita in RI.

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library offers internet access for over 6,700 user-hours per year.

  • Each year 4,000 people take part in Adult programs at Jamestown Philomenian Library.

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library reached over 4,600 school kids last year.

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library's meeting rooms were reserved over 3,700 times last year.

Key Points

Library visitation has increased every year: in 2009/10, there were just over 50,000 visitors, while in 2018/19, visits increased to over 85,000.

The small expansion of the building footprint will alleviate increasing demand on space and improve customer experience and service.

The additional space will create designated areas for each demographic group, for a more comfortable and safe library.