Island Free Library

Dodge Street 

PO Box 1830

Block Island, RI 02807

phone: 401 466-3233

fax: 401 466-3236


Library Hours:

Monday Closed

Tuesday 11am-7pm

Wednesday 10am-5pm

Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-3pm

 Sunday Closed


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 The Island Free Library

*A Five Star Library*

~Enriching Island Life Since 1875~


 Special Events Listed Below - 

Be sure to check the Weekly Programs

page for more library happenings.



The Bake, Book, and Bloom is almost here!

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 9AM-1PM


This is the Friends of the Island Free Library's biggest fundraiser of the year - join us for a bake sale, book sale, plant sale, and silent auction.  


URI Master Gardeners will also be here doing free soil testing - come support your local library! 


IFL and The Perch Program's

Films and Soup:

Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30PM


Bring a bowl or cup for soup and enjoy an all ages, environmentally-themed movie.

All are welcome!



Join us for 641 Cookbook Club:

Family Pizza Night! 


Wednesday, June 13th at 6PM


Make your favorite pizza - pepperoni, veggie, fruit, dessert or something else! Bring the pizza, the family, and the recipe to share - then stay for a discussion with Diana Asher, author of the kid's book Sidetracked!


All are welcome! Call the library or stop by to register (401-466-3233).


Book Around the Block 

invites everyone to read and discuss

George Saunder’s Lincoln in the Bardo


June 21st, 2018


10AM book discussion at the Island Free Library

1PM film screening of The Better Angels

6PM book discussion at Island Bound Bookstore


All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Copies available at the library and Island Bound.



 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! 

  Children's Storytime


Read and Rock Baby Storytime (infant to 18 months) - Tuesdays at 11AM 


Preschoolers (3-5 Years) - Wednesdays at 10:30AM


Toddlers (18 months to 2 years) - Thursdays at 10:30AM


Come read, dance, eat a snack

and make a craft!


 Come play Mahjongg!

Spring Schedule:

Tuesdays from 7-9PM

Wednesdays from 10AM-12:30PM

All levels welcome! Come to learn and improve!