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



Bogdanffy  NEW WORK

We are very excited to host local artist Marilyn Bogdanffy's latest art work and invite you stop in, enjoy the ART and the air conditioning!


The Island Free Library

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~





HOT off the press!!!! 

HOT summer read!  HOT! HOT! HOT!

Cassius Shuman's newest novel:

The Seduction of Mallory McKenzie


I had no inclination to disentangle from him. If anything I wanted to pull him even closer. I wanted to be so close that I was part of him. —Mallory McKenzieI had no inclination to disentangle from him. If anything I wanted to pull him even closer. I wanted to be so close that I was part of him. —Mallory McKenzie

Block Island's very own, Cash Shuman, will be selling and signing copies of his new erotic romance novel on Thursday, July 30th, from 6-8pm.

Refreshment will be served. 



Summer READing event:

Fruit & Veggie Avengers!

Farm Fresh RI presents Fantastic Foods and Local Heroes of Taste!

Kids will learn all about the fantastic food by listening to a story, participating in a crafting activity and helping the chef prepare a delicious snack.



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.

Harbor Church.  Sunday, August 9th, 5pm




Friends of the Library Book Discussion

DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson

Wednesday, August 12th, 9am

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

All readers welcome.



Linda Brossi Murphy- F*ck Off Cancer- Cancer shaken, not stirred, on the rocks with a twist!

This book features the ups and downs of cancer, sex, marriage, family, friends, wigs and wine.

Stop by to say hello to Linda and get the inside scoop on Tuesday, August 11th @ 11am.


 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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