184 Howard Hill Rd.
Foster, Rhode Island
Near the Town Hall and Town House, atop a gently sloping hill, is a little red schoolhouse. It's adorable. Too small for realistic modern use, you'd think it was a museum. No, it's the Foster Public Library.
The library was converted from a one-room schoolhouse (Foster Center School), and an addition was added in 1970. The librarians pointed out the two doors on the former front of the building: one for girls and one for boys. The chalkboards are still on the walls, and you can even ring the bell, rightly housed in the children's area.
Although the architecture is very 1800s, the library itself is right in step with the times. There are computer classes, an active children's program and a blog. It was a fun find, and really spurred the Bear's enthusiasm.