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~






  ~Bake, Book and Bloom~

Friends of the Island Free Library's

biggest annual fundraiser

Saturday, May 28th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Come shop for books, baked goods and flowers

 and participate in this year's silent auction.

Enjoy food prepared at the Bake, Book and Bloom café,

and URI's Master Gardener program will be here doing soil testing.


If you'd like to contribute baked goods to the bake sale, or items to the silent auction, let us know! We're also happy to have any additional volunteers.




 come join...The Island Free Library’s

641 Cookbook Club


Here’s how it works:


Each participant chooses a different recipe from a cookbook, prepares the dish, and brings it with them to the library for an evening of sharing, good food and great conversation.


Next meeting-


Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 6:00 pm


This month's theme is Hors D'oeuvres - Bring your own recipe or choose one from our 641 Cookbook Section. We'll have a sushi demonstration as well!


Registration is preferred, call 401-466-3233 or stop by.





2016 Friends of the Free Library Book Discussions 

All readers are welcome! 


Carolyn Brown's Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham

Wednesday, June 8th,9 AM



  Family Game Night!

Tuesdays 5-6pm

Instruction provided so everyone can start playing and ENJOYING the game.


 mahjong & cribbage for adults

Tuesdays at 7 pm & Wednesdays at 10 am

and there is always Chess on Fridays @ 1pm
The BOOKMOBILE is on the road every Wednesday.
We are happily delivering books, magazines, movies, music, puzzles and games.  If you are in need of a delivery please give us a call and we will gladly add you to our list. 
  VOLUNTEERS are ALWAYS WELCOME & APPRECIATED…please let us know how you can help.



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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