Dive into our summer reading program for kids, and let us know your favorite summer picks! Or join Lindsay at the Gladys Potter Park for special outdoor Story Hours!

Dive into the Athenæum's beautiful Special Collections with new photo galleries, showcasing some of our most compelling treasures.

We're now offering free guided tours Wednesdays at 10:30am & Saturdays at 11am. Join us to learn about the library's history, collection, and goings-on!


The Providence Athenæum seeks to enrich the literary, cultural, and intellectual pursuits of its members and surrounding community through extraordinary collections and innovative programming. Committed to the stewardship of our historic building, the physical culture of books, and the advancement of the humanities, the Athenaeum welcomes diverse audiences and spirited conversation.