Block Island Times

Island Free Library has big plans for summer

With renovations just about complete and the gardens all cleaned up by volunteers from the Block Island Gardeners, Island Free Library is busy planning a summer full of special events and programs.Summer kicks off, of course, with the Bake, Book, and Bloom Sale, which will be held by the Friends of the Island Free Library on Saturday May 27 at 9 a.m. There will be the traditional offerings of baked goods, used books, and a front lawn filled with plants and flowers from Clark Farms.Following that, on Saturday, June 3, there will be two events with award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson, one for children at 10:30 a.m. and one for adults at 4 p.m. Woodson is currently the Kennedy Center Education Artist in Residence where her book “The Day You Begin” has been turned into a musical.Woodson writes for children and young adults and in 2020 was awarded a MacArthur Genius Award. Other prestigious awards include a Newbery Honor Medal, the National Book Award, and a Caldecott Medal.Library Director Kristin Baumann told the Library Trustees at their meeting on Tuesday, May 16 that island students will

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