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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 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.


The Island Free Library is proud to welcome the authors of Snowsisters,

a 2018 young adult debut novel!


Saturday, April 28th

6PM-Talk and Taste! Grab a bite to eat and chat with a friend about the book!

7PM-Author reading with Jen Sternick and Tom Wilinsky!

*Copies available at the library for checkout*





Join us for 641 Cookbook Club:

Your favorite recipe celebrating 

Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby!


Wednesday, May 9th at 6PM


What's your favorite Mexican dish, or Derby specialty? Bring it and the recipe to share - then enjoy an evening of sharing, good food and great conversation!


All are welcome! Call the library or stop by to register (401-466-3233).



IFL and The Perch Program's

Films and Soup:

Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30PM


Bring a bowl or cup for soup and enjoy an all ages, environmentally-themed movie.

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


Read and Rock Baby Storytime (infant to 18 months) - Tuesdays at 11AM 


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!

Spring Schedule:

Tuesdays from 7-9PM

Wednesdays from 10AM-12:30PM

All levels welcome! Come to learn and improve!