Programs & Services
The Cranston Public Library has computers available for public use at our central library and all of our branches. Rhode Island residents must have a library card to use the public computers. Guest passes are reserved for out-of-state residents only.
The Friends of the Cranston Public Library sponsor the Museum Membership Program to allow library patrons discounted or free admission to the following museums and cultural societies. Click here for the museum pass borrowing rules.
• AUDUBON SOCIETY of RI Environmental Education Center
Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children
• BLITHEWOLD MANSION, GARDENS & ARBORETUM
Admits up to 6 people at $3 for every adult. Youth 17 and under are free . Valid April through mid-October.
• MYSTIC AQUARIUM
2 Adults and 2 Children. Adults=$6 off ($29 full admission), Children=$4 off ($21 full admission), Senior (age 60+)= $26
• RISD MUSEUM OF ART
Free Admission for any combination of up to 4 adults and children
• ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO
Admits any combination of 4 adults, seniors and children. Adults=$3 off ($14.95 full admission), children ages 3-12=$3 off ($9.95 full admission), seniors 62+=$3 off ($12.95 full admission) Note: Roger Williams Park Zoo offers half-price admission for the months of January and February and passes may not be combined with this offer.
Books @ Home
Can't get to the library? Cranston Public Library's Books @ Home program brings library materials to you!
CPL offers homebound services for Cranston residents who still live in their own home or apartment. Patrons may be permanently homebound, or temporarily unable to drive because of illness or injury. Some patrons use the service for many years, while others may only need it a time or two while recovering from surgery. A volunteer driver will deliver books (in regular, large print, or audio format), magazines, music cds, and documentary videos or dvds to you once every three weeks. The service is completely free. There are no charges or overdue fees.
To get started, we'll ask you a few questions about your interests, likes, and dislikes. Then the first book bag will be delivered. We'll be in touch in three weeks to check if any renewals are needed and arrange a date for the next delivery.
Call Karen McGrath at 401-781-6116 or email her at email@example.com to register for the service or become a volunteer driver.
Send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. Please include as much information as possible so we are best able to help you.