Dear all,

We are extremely lucky to have such a dedicated Friends group and all of you who support them in their mission.

I thank you and look forward to many more years of "friendship".




Kristin J. Baumann


Who are the Friends of the Library?

We are people who share a common belief  that the library is important to the intellectual and cultural life of the Block Island community.


Why do we have a Friends group?

Our non-profit organization works to increase public awareness of all library services and events and assists in bringing funds to the library for special projects.


What do the Friends do?

The Friends sponsor many programs and activities including:

• Holiday Open House

• Memoir Writing

• Knitting Group

• Book Discussions

• Literary Seminars

• Author Readings

• Concerts and Lectures

• Arts Exhibits

• Crafts Workshops

• English as a Second Language

• Children’s programs

• Beginner Art Course

• Parent Resource for Homework Strategies

• Annual Bake, Book and Bloom fundraiser

• Bridge Lessons