Watch Hill Memorial Library and Improvement Society

Located on Everett Avenue, the Memorial Building (1916) is the home of the WHMLIS. It is a public library, a meeting place for the society and classroom space for children's activities.

Story Hour

Thursdays - 9:15 am

Library Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 1 pm


~ Upcoming Local Event ~

The Economics of Historic Preservation: The 32nd Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference Westerly and Charlestown, Rhode Island-featuring Watch Hill

April 29th, 2017 from 8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

$50 includes all activities plus morning coffee, lunch, closing reception

The event begins at Watch Hill Chapel with a keynote speech by leading historic preservation and real estate consultant Donovan Rypkema. The speech is followed by 11 workshops, 6 walking tours, 3 boat tours, and 6 bus tours of historic places in Westerly and Charlestown, from the Watch Hill Lighthouse to the Ocean House. Presented by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, the annual conference is a great opportunity to explore the field of historic preservation.

For more information and to register, visit or call (401) 222-2078

Pre-registration is open until April 17; on-site registration may be available on April 29. 



Watch Hill Memorial Library

2 Everett Ave, Watch Hill RI 02891