Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends of the Library?

The Friends sponsor the  Museum Passes, special library programs and other projects through book sales and membership dues. Recently, they purchased a display case for Riverside Library. The Friends are an invaluable support to your community library. Annual dues are just $10 per person. Please consider joining to support your library.
Never ending book sale shelves
Never Ending Book Sale




Please mail your check made out to “Friends of the Library”

East Providence Public Library
Attn: Friends of EPPL
41 Grove Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

Thank You!



Fall Book Sale October 12 – 15, 2023

Friends of East Providence Public Library announce their Fall Book Sale at Weaver Library on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 15 from 1-5 p.m. The sale will take place in the Champlin Program Room. Proceeds will benefit library programs, including museum passes and special concerts and events.


A Members Only Preview Sale for Friends of the East Providence Public Library will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Individuals can join for a $10 per person annual membership fee, payable in advance or at the door. All paid members are welcome to purchase books at this advance sale. This is the best time to come for the best choice of books. Bookshelves are continuously restocked throughout the weekend, so visit more than once to see a wide variety of books.


Thousands of books will be available at very reasonable prices. Hard cover and soft cover books are $1; children’s books are 50¢; pocket-sized paperbacks are 50¢; CDs, DVDs and audio books are $1.  A special selection of books, including vintage and collectible editions will be priced as marked.


For your convenience, books are sorted in more than 50 clearly marked categories in easily accessible book cases. Novels, including paperbacks, are sorted alphabetically by author. There is a large selection of books for children, including hard cover picture books, board books, beginner readers and activity books, as well as fiction and non-fiction books for young adults. Also available are large print books, biographies and memoirs. Collectibles, vintage, classics and books on Rhode Island history, sports, art, music, movies, poetry, business, science, history, cooking, health, self-help, gardening, home repair, writing, religion, fantasy, travel and leisure activities are available. Also on sale will be TV series, comic books, CDs, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and games. Recent releases and author-signed books will also be on sale. Pay by cash or check only. Questions? Call the library at (401) 434-2453.


Friends of Library to Hold “A Taste of Fall” Raffle Oct. 15, 2023

The Friends of the East Providence Public Library will hold a “Taste of Fall” raffle at the Fall Book Sale at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, from October 12 to 15, 2023. More than $500 in prizes for all ages will be offered, including gift cards to Seekonk Grand Prix, a Blues’ Clues Play Kitchen, a children’s toy package and a hand-crafted teddy bear by Sheila VanGyzen.  Prizes also feature gift cards to Shaw’s Supermarket, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Black Duck Tavern, Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta and IHOP, as well as a Ryobi rechargeable drill from Home Depot, a Boomer8 dog bowl and Rumford Pet Center gift card, a fanny pack, a set of pilsner and wine glasses and a hand-crafted quilted fall table runner and placemats by Sharon DuBois.


Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available now during library hours at Weaver or Riverside Library or they can be purchased at the Members Only Preview Book Sale at Weaver Library October 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., on October 13 and 14 during library hours at the book sale at Weaver, and on October 15 at Weaver from 1 to 3 PM. Proceeds will benefit special programs and concerts and will help to provide museum passes for library patrons. The drawing will be held at the book sale at 3 PM on October 15. You do not have to be present to win.



Collectors’ Corner

Looking for that rare book?  Take a look at the items available for sale from our Friend’s Collectors Corner.   To make arrangements to see or purchase a book or to request photos, send an email to

We have the following list of items for sale:


The Never-Ending Book Sale at Weaver and Riverside Libraries is open whenever the libraries are open. The Friends of the East Providence Public Library stock the ongoing book sales at the libraries with gently used selections weekly, so there is always something different on the shelves.


Come see what’s new at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence and at the Riverside branch at 475 Bullocks Point Avenue. You will find a wide range of hard and soft cover fiction and non-fiction titles for $1. Pocket-size paperbacks are 50¢. Children’s and young adult books are also 50¢. Selections can be brought to the Welcome Desk for purchase. All proceeds benefit library programs and activities.