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.

October Fun Fridays

1:00 PM


October 27th: The STEM Experience! We will be experimenting with marble mazes, circuit boards, and various building materials to strengthen our skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!




Beginning in October, the Island Free Library will be offering a storytime for your littlest ones!

Read and Rock Baby Storytime will be on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM beginning October 3rd. 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Stay tuned for the archival of additional historical documents!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 November's

641 Cookbook Club: CHILI!

Wednesday, November 8th at 6PM


Join us for a night of good food and conversation! White bean, red bean, spicy or mild -  bring your favorite chili to share, the recipe, and come enjoy a pot-luck dinner!

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

Thursdays from 10AM-12PM

All levels welcome! Come to learn and improve!