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.



Literacy Volunteers of Washington County

will be at the library on

Monday, October 3rd

to discuss their adult ELL program and provide training.

"Literacy Volunteers of Washington County assists adults interested in improving their literacy skills through free programs based on a participant's individual goals. Our services include: adult basic literacy, English for speakers of other languages, citizenship preparation, financial literacy, workforce literacy, and GED or external diploma preparation."



For more information or to volunteer, visit their website or email



Interested in memoir writing, classic movies, literature, environmental writing, Block Island history, etc?

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming Lifelong Learning classes coming soon! 


New Shoreham Community Outreach Day

with the Staff of

U.S. Senator

Sheldon Whitehouse

Want to know how Senator Whitehouse's office can assist you with federal agencies?

Need assistance getting answers to your questions?

Want to share your ideas on issues important to you?

Let us help!

Tuesday, September 20, 4PM-7PM


Senator Whitehouse's staff will be on hand to provide information on how their office may be able to assist you. For additional information, please call Senator Whitehouse's office at (401) 453-5294.



 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!

2016 Island Free Library Book Discussions

All are welcome!


Our next read:

October 12th, 10 AM -

Carl Safina's

Beyond Words:

What Animals Think and Feel




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