Island Free Library

Dodge Street 

PO Box 1830

Block Island, RI 02807

phone: 401 466-3233

fax: 401 466-3236


Library Hours:

Mondays Closed

Tuesdays 11am-7pm

Wednesdays 10am-5pm

Thursdays 10am-5pm

Fridays 10am-5pm

Saturdays 10am-3pm

 Sundays Closed





The Island Free Library

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~






National Novel Writing Month

November 1-30. The world needs your novel.

Write-ins at the Island Free Library

Tuesdays @ 5pm and Saturdays @ 9am


Polar Express Nite...

Pajama party, hot chocolate, cookies and treats...

Movie starts at 6:30pm


Winter Market * Saturday, November 28th


Celebrate local excellence!


Annual Friends of the Library Holiday Open House

Friday, December 4th from 5-7pm


Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange

& Gingerbread Exposition

Tuesday, December 15th @ 6pm

*Cookie Exchange-bring 4 dozen cookies

and leave with a variety of cookies

* Gingerbread Exposition- bring your completed Gingerbread Creation to the Island Free Library on Tuesday, December 15th to be displayed and entered in the Gingerbread Contest- prizes awarded on Saturday, December 19th.



  Family Game Night!

Tuesdays 5-6pm

Instruction provided so everyone can start playing and ENJOYING the game.


 mahjong & cribbage for adults

Tuesdays at 7 pm & Wednesdays at 10 am

and there is always Chess-Fridays @ 1pm
The BOOKMOBILE is on the road every Wednesday.
We are happily delivering books, magazines, movies, music, puzzles and games.  If you are in need of a delivery please give us a call and we will gladly add you to our list. 
  VOLUNTEERS are ALWAYS WELCOME & APPRECIATED…please let us know how you can help.



The library meeting rooms are also being used for exercise class, NIA, computer club and more!

Enquire about specific times and programs at the front desk or by calling.









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