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~




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Join us for May's 641 Cookbook Club:

Anything Rachael Ray

Wednesday, May 10th at 6PM

Prepare any recipe of Rachael Ray's 

and bring the dish to share.


Enjoy a selection of great food and good conversation!


Please sign up at the front desk and take a look at our collection of cookbooks by Rachael Ray.


Coming soon....

June's theme: BBQ!

July's theme: Pirate Day! Come fend off scurvy with arrrrrrrestingly good grub!


 Friends of the Island Free Library Book Discussions


Katherine Boo's

Behind the Beautiful Forevers:

Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Wednesday, May 10th at 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 upcoming 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!

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