374 North Road
Hope, RI  02831
(401) 821-7910
Hope Library
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374 North Road
Hope, RI  02831
(401)  821-7910
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This page was last updated: June 1, 2017
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Library History
Hope Library is located in the heart of historic Hope Village, across from the Hope Elementary School. Originally housed in the basement of a local church, the library was able to move to its present location due to the generosity of Miss Alice M. Howland, the librarian, and the efforts of the Hope Library Association, of which Miss Howland was the first president. The Hope Library Association formed in 1944 with the purpose of improving the library facilities for the Hope community. The original site for a new building was to be donated by the Methodist Episcopal Church. However, in 1965 Miss Howland gave permission to use some of the land donated by her for "public park and recreation uses" for the new Hope Library building. The town of Scituate gave the deed to the library association on the condition the building be completed within two years. In September of 1966 the library was dedicated.

In 1989, due to the growing population, Hope Library began a much-needed addition, doubling its size. Mounted on a granite pedestal with a cobblestone terrace is one of the original Hope Furnace Cannons, forged from the Hope Furnace Foundry, "dedicated to the men and women of the Village of Hope, Rhode Island, who have served their country in time of conflict."

In 2003, Hope Library underwent another transformation, with the addition of a new Children's Room. The room now occupies a large area in the library's lower level, complete with computers, bean bag chairs, dvds, audiobooks, and a fresh water fish tank.

Today, Hope Library is able to offer its growing community a number of services, including the latest bestsellers for adults, in both print and e-book versions, award-winning books for children, public access to the Internet, Wi-Fi, programs for all ages, up-to-date reference materials,  audiobooks and a large collection of both fiction and non-fiction dvds.

(Hope Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.)
Directions
From Route 6 in North Scituate, take Route 116 South approximately 7 miles. We are located at 374 North Road (Route 116). The library will be on the right hand side, almost directly across from the Hope Elementary School.

From Route 117 in Coventry, take Route 116 North. We are just past the Coventry/Scituate town line, located on the left side of the road.

From Route 295, take either the Route 14 west or Route 6 west exit, take Route 116 South.

GPS coordinates for the library are:  41.736478, -71.563875

Hope Library Friends' Association Membership
Join the Hope Library Association and become a Library Friend!

Library Friends support and promote the library through yearly membership fees.
Proceeds from membership fees directly support library programs and materials.

Yearly fee is: Gold membership - $50; Silver - $25, Bronze - $5.00 per person.

Please help support the library by joining the Hope Library Friends' Association today!

(Forms can be mailed or dropped off at the library.)
Thanks in advance for your support!

Hope Library
374 North Rd.
Hope, RI  02831
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(Hope Library is a 501(c)3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible.)
Board of Trustees

President:               Brenda Gardiner                         Eileen Godbout
Vice President:      Martha Asermely                        Pat Rodin    
Secretary:              Melissa Bruno                              Mary Stalaboin 
Treasurer:              Tammy Till                                  Pat Weaver
                                                                                       Christine Vivieros
                                                                                       Fran Thuotte
                              

Board of Trustees members are library advocates who help plan for the future of Hope Library.  If you are interested in becoming a Board member, or would like additional information, please contact any of the current Board members, or stop by the library and speak with the Director.  Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month, at 7 PM.

Library Staff
Director:                                                  Youth Services Librarian:      
  Paula DiBiase                           Rebekah Hamilton--Young Adult Services
                                                     Donna O'Connor--Children's Services
                                                     Jeanne Bent--Children's Services

Library Technician:                                    Maintenance:
  Dorothy Fassbender                              David Ellingwood
  Linda Weremay                                      Paul Homerston
  Linda Goolgasian
  Lee Smith
  Susannah Carter