Libraries, library services

Otis Library

With thousands of items, and hundreds of events, services and exhibitions spread through the library each year, we are faced with the near impossible task of shedding light on the many hidden treasures and resources on offer here at Otis Library. In a sense, the library is like an enormous iceberg: the section peaking above… Continue reading Otis Library

Children's books, Libraries

Best Back to School Books for Kids

The First Day of School is right around the corner. Like most children, your child is probably feeling many emotions about school right now. Maybe they're feeling nervous, excited, anxious, worried, or thrilled! The books in this list may help calm your little one’s fears and worries about school. This book collection contains some of… Continue reading Best Back to School Books for Kids

Libraries, Nonfiction

12 New Non-Fiction to Hit the Otis Shelves

Check out these awesome new books recently added to our collection!


You shop. Amazon gives.

About AmazonSmile What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will… Continue reading You shop. Amazon gives.

large print, Large Print Fiction, Libraries

New Large Print

Did you know that we have an extensive collection of large print books?  We do, and we are adding more all the time.  Here are some of the newest large print books to hit our shelves, thanks to a generous contribution from the Friends of Otis Library! They are always most generous and supportive. Chances… Continue reading New Large Print

Children's books

Books to Celebrate Beatrix Potter’s Birthday

Friday Reads to Celebrate Beatrix Potter's Birthday

Graphic Novels, Libraries

Graphic Novels at Otis Library

We love capes and tights, we love graphic memoirs, we love comic literature– we love it all! Check out this list of all the Newest Graphic Novels to hit the Otis Library's shelves! Click on book titles to view items in the Otis Library catalog, check availability, place holds and read book summaries and reviews. … Continue reading Graphic Novels at Otis Library

LGBTQ, Libraries

Author John-Manuel Andriote to Speak at Otis Library

Otis celebrates Pride Month with a special speaker. To mark the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 Stonewall riots that launched the modern LGBTQ equality movement, Otis Library will host a program with author John-Manuel Andriote on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. He will discuss his critically acclaimed book, Stonewall Strong:… Continue reading Author John-Manuel Andriote to Speak at Otis Library


Otis celebrates GLBT Pride Month!

  Otis celebrates GLBT Pride Month! The Rainbow Book List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. The list is intended to aid youth in selecting high-quality books that were published between July 2015 and December 2016. The list […]

Beach Reads, Children's books, Libraries

Tales of sun, sand and surf

Get your little readers ready for the best summer vacation ever with one of these awesome picks! Sandy feet! whose feet?: Footprints at the Shore  - When a family spends a day at the beach, the children investigate various footprints to see what type of creatures live along the shoreline. Rhyming text turns a sandy… Continue reading Tales of sun, sand and surf


Borrow Discounted Passes to The Roger Williams Park Zoo

The Roger Williams Park Zoo 1100 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 (401) 785–3510 Enter an exotic world filled with more than 160 species of rare and fascinating animals, everything from big furry cats to naked mole rats and multi-colored birds all displayed in expansive natural settings. Not available January and February when zoo gives… Continue reading Borrow Discounted Passes to The Roger Williams Park Zoo