Visit The Oldest Community Library In America Right Here In Rhode Island

For a small state, Rhode Island has a large number of magnificent libraries… we are home to the Providence Athenaeum, of course. But did you know we also have the oldest community library that still occupies its original building in the United States? The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is a must-see for book lovers everywhere. Not only is it packed with literature, but the building itself is beautiful.


The Redwood Library and Atheneum is open daily, although hours vary. You’ll love exploring this piece of living history. We’re always looking for new and exciting places in Rhode Island to feature on our site, so if you have a place you’d like us to cover, tell us about it!

Address: 50 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA