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



                 (This site is still under construction- we appreciate your understanding and patience.)



 The Island Free Library

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~





Chick, chick, chicken...our eggs are hatching...come and see!


Indoor Market

Indoor Market with local vendors, artisans and craftspeople!

Fill your Spring Basket with locally made cheese, handmade candy, fresh baked hot cross buns, local pottery, island jewelry,

 beautiful photography and so much more...

Saturday, April 19th, 10am-2 pm

Come to shop, come to eat, come to have fun!

Support your local community-Celebrate local excellence!


Films & Soup 

 Our annual mini environmental film festival just got BIGGER!  This year we will be showing more films than ever and we look forward to having more people than ever...

Next showing: EARTH DAY! April 22nd @ 7pm

Shored Up

We serve pot luck soup on film nights and ask that you bring your own cup/bowl and spoon.

Sponsored by the Ocean View Foundation & the Island Free Library
See you at the movies!


Friends of the Island Free Library Book Group

May 14th @ 10am in the Reading Room

Half the Kingdom

by Lore Segal

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




Are you ready to play cribbage
 Thursdays at 1pm
or maybe mahjong- Tuesdays at 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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