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~





Another favorite returns to the library...the Island Quilters Quilt Show

(quilts will be on display until July 2nd)

This has always been a staff and local favorite event and we are so pleased to welcome

 The Block Island Quilters back.



we are proud to continue our work with the OVF.  Thank you to them for considering us and accepting our proposal to show their Summer Series here!

Whoop! Whoop!

June 25th * 7pm * 1st film for summer...

Queen of the Sun


The Friends of the Island Free Library present author

 David Lee Tucker and his Stonewall Freedom series

Saturday, June 27th 6:30pm 

Books may be purchased and will be signed.

Refreshments served.


Summer Reading Program begins June 29th.  Kids entering grades 1-6 are all welcome and encouraged to participate.  Stop in for details.  We LOVE talking books with kids!


Friends of the Library Book Discussion

The Underground Girls of Kabul  by Jenny Nordberg

Wednesday, July 8th, 9am

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

All readers welcome.


Summer Reading Program EVENT

Storyteller, Shawn Middleton

July 9th 11am

no registration necessary - everyone young and old is welcome!


Bogdanffy  NEW WORK

we are very excited to host local artist Marilyn Bogdanffy's latest art work

This show will surely be a summer 2015 highlight.

Opening reception * July 11th


Summer Reading Program EVENT

Greg Cooney returns to the island...yay!

Music & Movement * July 23rd * 11am

no registration necessary- all welcome!


Summer Reading Program EVENT

FARM FRESH Rhode Island

August 6th 11am



and are you ready?...the biggest event of the season...

NYT best selling author...

Erik Larson

will be on island celebrating Island Bound Bookstore's 20th Anniversary



Sunday, August 9th


We are overwhelmed with pride to co-sponsor this event with our friend, Cindy Lasser, at Island Bound Bookstore and so look forward to making her bookstore's 20th year the best year ever!

We hope you will join us in welcoming Mr. Larson to the island.

Times and events TBA




 Family Mahjong Night!

Tuesdays 5-6pm

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


 mahjong & cribbage for adults

Tuesdays at 7 pm & Thursdays 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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