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



Also on our minds:

Lantern Making

Holiday Open House

Annual Wreath Making

Annual Cookie Exchange

Indoor Winter Market Days

Kids' Holiday Store

and more surprises to come...

Times & Dates TBA







The Island Free Library

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~





Chasing GOLD

The Incredible Story Behind The Nazi Search For Europe's Bullion 

By George M. Taber

Block Island resident George Taber will discuss his exciting new book “Chasing Gold,” which unveils how the Nazis tried to steal Europe’s gold to pay for their wars. The exciting tale has bad guys, good guys, and lots of drama.   


             Saturday, September 27th at 6:30 pm   Refreshments will be served.



Friends of the Island Free Library Book Group

My Name is Mary Sutter

By Robin Oliveira 

will be discussed on October 8th at 10am

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



Columbus Day Weekend, please join us in welcoming...

Bear Bear and Maurice!

Friday & Saturday, October 10th & 11th

Specific programming TBA


A Fairy House Workshop

Saturday, October 18th at 11am

Come and create a small one of a kind fairy habitat using twigs, moss, stones, leaves, acorns, driftwood, shells and other natural materials.  We will be gathering materials the day of the workshop but feel free to collect you own unique supplies.  Please is important to use only natural materials while not harming anything that is still growing.


Annual Halloween Party & Costume Parade

Time and Date TBA


 or maybe mahjong- Tuesdays at 7 pm & Thursdays at 10am

and there is always Chess-Fridays @ 1pm






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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