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

*A Five Star Library*

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~







Video Editing Lab


~Rescheduled for the end of October~


Block Island School students encouraged to attend!  

Email to reserve a spot.



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! 


Introducing the Library Learning Series,

a collection of lectures and seminars offered free to the public, led by experts in their field.

All ages are welcome, beginners and beyond!

Stay Curious, Block Island!

Tuesday, October 18th, 5PM  -  Architecture and Community with Jan Wampler


Wednesday, October 26th, 5PM - Memoir Writing

with Gloria Redlich and Beth Taylor 


Tuesday, November 1st, 5PM - Block Island Stories

with Pam Gasner and Beth Taylor,

co-sponsored by the BI Historical Society


Wednesday, November 9th  - Wuthering Heights: 5PM Book Talk, 7PM Film


Tuesday, November 15, PM - Environmental Literature

with Mike Petrik


Tuesday, November 22nd, 5PM - Film Night

with Lars Trodson


Tuesday, November 29th, 5PM - Emotional Education with Elspeth Crawford


Tuesday, December 6th, 5PM - Felt Ornament Workshop, co-sponsored by North Light Fibers  


 Beginning October 13, join us for Bridge Lessons!


Thursday, October 13th from 1:30-3PM

Thursday, October 20th from 1:30-3PM

Thursday, October 27th from 1:30-3PM


Wednesday, November 2nd from 1:30-3PM

Wednesday, November 9th from 1:30-3PM

Wednesday, November 16th from 1:30-3PM


All ages and levels and welcome!

  Children's Storytime


 Preschoolers - Wednesdays @ 10:30

Toddlers - Thursdays @ 10:30


Come read, dance, eat a snack and make a craft!


The 641 Cookbook Club's October theme:


Wednesday, October 12th at 6PM

Make a recipe with pumpkin or squash,

bring the dish (and the recipe),

and come for a pot-luck style dinner.

All are welcome!




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