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 11am-2pm




 The Island Free Library

*A Five Star Library*

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~







Now open on Sundays, January through March

~ 11AM - 2PM ~




 Kid's Yoga on Fridays

Toddlers @10AM

Preschoolers @ 10:30AM

Stretch, play and read!


Follow The Voyage Program
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

 Join us for dinner and a movie, book club and other programs throughout the T.S. Kennedy's voyage!

Tuesday, February 21st at 6PM - Pizza &The Finest Hours

Tuesday, March 15th at 6PM - Pizza and In the Heart of the Sea


We're also now accepting donations of canned goods through February 17th - a SOUP-er Salute to the T.S. Kennedy that benefits our local food pantry!


Maritime Connect 

Follow the Voyage 

Orientation Blog 

Maritime on Facebook 

Maritime on Twitter 

Maritime on Flickr

Maritime on YouTube



Join us for March's 641 Cookbook Club:

Cookbook Swap!

Wednesday, March 8th at 6PM

Bring a cookbook that is looking for a new home - prepare a dish out of it, and bring it and the recipe to share - and swap for a new cookbook while enjoying a potluck dinner!

Enjoy a selection of dishes and good conversation!

Come browse the book sale if you are in need of one to swap. 

Please sign up at the front desk!


 Friends of the Island Free Library Book Discussions


Henry David Thoreau's


Wednesday, March 8th, 10AM

Copies of the book are available - all are welcome!

Kid's Chess Club with Barry

Every Friday @ 1PM

Come to play, or come to learn!



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! 


Introducing the Library Learning Series,

a collection of lectures and seminars offered free to the public, led by experts in their field.

All ages are welcome, beginners and beyond!

Stay Curious, Block Island!


Stay tuned for our Winter/Spring 2017 schedule!


  Children's Storytime


 Preschoolers - Wednesdays @ 10:30

Toddlers - Thursdays @ 10:30


Come read, dance, eat a snack and make a craft!


 Come play Mahjong!


Winter Schedule:

Tuesdays from 7-9PM

Wednesdays from 10AM-12PM

All levels welcome! Come to learn and improve!



Click here for Rhode Island's on-line reference center-includes resource databases, World Book & more!

Click here to link to the Rhode Island on-line catalog.

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