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



 Special Holiday Hours:

December 24th        OPEN from 9am-noon

December 25th         closed

December 26th         closed

December 31st          OPEN from 10am-1pm

January 1st               closed




The Island Free Library

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~





Friends of the Island Free Library Book Group

                   WE DIE ALONE                         

A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance 

By David Howarth 

 will be discussed on November 12th at 10am 

Copies of the book are available at the library.  All readers welcome.


November, December*



November                 All month long we have Lantern Making! This is a drop-in craft that everyone can                                 do.


November 21st          The Polar Express- The Movie.  Friday night family event. Hot chocolate, cookies                                 and a special treat for all! 6:30pm


November 23rd          Atwater & Donnelly -return! (6:30pm) Back by request this fabulous duo will once                                 again be here to entertain everyone with a night of MUSIC! Family, neighbors &                                 friends-

                                Come One Come All!       


November 29th          Annual Light Night- come and take a stroll thru town with your own homemade                                 lantern.  We will be making lanterns all month including Saturday, November 29th.                                 5:30pm


November 29th          Winter Market- 10am-2pm- original art, indie designs, boutique foods, handmade                                 crafts and so much more!

                                Support your local community!

                                Celebrate local excellence!


December 2nd            The librarians will be decorating for the Holidays and welcome anyone who would                                 like to help!


December 5th            Annual Holiday Open House- this wonderful start to the season is hosted by the                                 Friends of the Island Free Library and everyone is welcome!


December 9th           Greens! Greens! Greens! We will be creating decorations from greens- some to                                 keep and some to share…please contact us for details.

                                Time TBA.


December 10th          3rd Annual Cookie Exchange- bring 4 dozen cookies to exchange with others- go                                 home with an assortment of cookies for the holidays.  11am.


December 13th         Annual Gingerbread House Making- all supplies provided. Lots of fun for                                 everyone!



December 16th-20th   Annual Kids’ Store Opens again.  The Kids’ Store is a place for kids to purchase                                 gifts for their families at a kid friendly price.  (Contributions to the Kids’ Store can                                 be made at anytime- new or nearly new items for moms, dads, grandparents &                                 siblings are appreciated.)





 or maybe mahjong or cribbage

Tuesdays at 7 pm & Thursdays at 10am

and there is always Chess-Fridays @ 1pm

 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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