The Rock Island Public Library Foundation and the Lorene Evans Watts Fund for Children’s Materials will host the “Books for Kids” Trivia Night on Friday. November 1, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island.

Donation to play is $10 per person. Participants can increase their chances to win by purchasing mulligan and doubler round stickers or bidding to win answers for a round from the night’s celebrity genius. Snacks are welcome and a cash bar will be available from the Botanical Center. All beverages must be purchased from the Botanical Center.

The trivia night raises funds for the Lorene Evans Watts Fund for Children’s Materials at the Rock Island Library Foundation. Started by Eudell Watts, III, in memory of his mother, the fund supports children’s services and materials at Rock Island Libraries.

To sign up, contact Kathy Lelonek at 309-752-3014 or Eudell Watts, III at 309-314-3831. Reservations may also be emailed to Players may register for a table of eight or be matched with a table that needs players.

For information on sponsoring the event for $100, please contact Eudell Watts, III, email or write Rock Island Public Library Foundation, PO Box 4723, Rock Island, IL  61204.

For more information about the Rock Island Library, call 309-732-READ (7323), visit the library website at, or follow the library’s Facebook and Twitter sites.


About the Rock Island Public Library Foundation: The Rock Island Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established more than 30 years ago to support the valuable extras that extend beyond the library’s city supported budget. Donations may be designated to specific memorials or needs.


Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.