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.



December Fun Fridays!

1:00 PM


*December 15thCrafty Creations! Origami, rainbow loom, duct tape art…exercise those creative muscles!


*December 22ndBoard Games and more Board Games! Challenge your friends to Sorry, Oceanopoly, Life, Clue, and more!


* December 29th: All things STEM! Experiment with different Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math tools-K’Nex, Circuit boards, Makey-Makey, Q-Ba Maze and more!












Join us for December's

641 Cookbook Club: 


Wednesday, December 13th at 6PM


Join us for a night of good food and conversation! Lasagna, chicken wings, chocolate cake, veggie quiche - the options are limitless! Bring the dish you make best to share, the recipe, and come enjoy a pot-luck dinner, followed by......


The Annual IFL Cookie Swap

Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30PM

Bring four dozen cookies (the same recipe) to share and swap, and take home a variety of cookies to try!

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!

Winter Schedule:

Tuesdays from 7-9PM

Wednesdays from 10AM-12:30PM

All levels welcome! Come to learn and improve!