Island Free Library

Dodge Street 

PO Box 1830

Block Island, RI 02807

phone: 401 466-3233

fax: 401 466-3236


Library Hours:

Monday Closed

Tuesday 11am-7pm

Wednesday 10am-5pm

Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-3pm

 Sunday Closed


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Visit the Little Free Library, Nancy's Book Nook, at Ball O'Brien Park - take a book or leave a book!







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 The Island Free Library

*A Five Star Library*

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~


 Special Events Listed Below - 

Be sure to check the Weekly Programs

page for more library happenings.


Come celebrate Nancy Greenaway and Josie Merck's new work

Friday, November 24th at 6:30PM


Join us for a reading and signing

of this collaborative volume in

an intimate, after-hours setting. 

Refreshments will be served.












Enjoy a night of poetry and art!






We have storytime for

even your littlest ones!

Read and Rock Baby Storytime is held on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM. Our hope is to promote literacy and the love of language from the very beginning! Come join us!



Visit the new Digital Archives of the Island Free Library, generously endowed by Aloyise Pomeroy and the Friends of the Island Free Library. 


This amazing resource is perfect for researching family history, historical events on Block Island, or how much a seafood plate at Kittens cost in 1966 ($1.50). Browse thousands of issues of Block Island newspaper archives, including issues of The Block Island Fly, The Block Island Hooter, The Block Island Newsletter, The Block Island Reporter, The Block Island Times, The Ebb Tide, The Manisses Journal, and The Ocean View.

Stay tuned for the archival of additional historical documents!



Join us for December's

641 Cookbook Club: 


Wednesday, December 13th at 6PM


Join us for a night of good food and conversation! Lasagna, chicken wings, chocolate cake, veggie quiche - the options are limitless! Bring the dish you make best to share, the recipe, and come enjoy a pot-luck dinner, followed by......


The Annual IFL Cookie Swap

Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30PM

Bring four dozen cookies (the same recipe) to share and swap, and take home a variety of cookies to try!

All are welcome! 


Book Mobile Wednesday!

If you or a loved one is unable to make it down to the library

due to a recent illness, surgery or any other disability, give us a call

and we'll deliver your favorite book, magazine, or movie right to you!

Every Wednesday - just give us a call and have your library card ready! 

  Children's Storytime


 Preschoolers (3-5 Years) - Wednesdays at 10:30AM

Toddlers (18 months to 2 years) - Thursdays at 10:30AM


Come read, dance, eat a snack

and make a craft!


 Come play Mahjongg!

Fall Schedule:

Tuesdays from 7-9PM

Wednesdays from 10AM-12:30PM

All levels welcome! Come to learn and improve!