Library2Go, the Rock Island Public Library’s traveling outreach vehicle, is now running on a weekly schedule. The new schedule is in effect through October 30.

From Monday through Thursday, routes run from 10 am to 11:30 am, in the afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, and in the early evening, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The ongoing schedule brings library materials, held items, return capabilities, free WIFI access, and library card signup to the following Rock Island and Milan locations:

·         Monday: Morning, St. George Greek Orthodox Church; Afternoon, Black Hawk State Park,  Singing Bird Lodge; Early Evening, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

·         Tuesday: Morning, Camden Center, Milan; Afternoon: Two Rivers Point apartments; Early Evening, Edgewood Baptist Church.

·         Wednesday: Morning, Century Woods Apartments; Afternoon, Advance Auto Parts, 18th Avenue; Early Evening, St. John’s Lutheran Church.

·         Thursday: Morning: Rock Island HyVee; Afternoon, Centennial Shelter Park (Big Island,) Early Evening, CVS Milan.

Fridays and Saturdays are held open for pop-up events, such as this Friday’s visit to the Census 2020 event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island.  Library2Go will be onsite to offer WIFI capability for Census form completion from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Future events will be announced via the Library’s Facebook page and the Library2Go information line, at 309-732-7369.

A special Library2Go “Park and Craft” event will be offered Monday, October 5 during the vehicle’s regular 2:30 to 3:30 pm stop at Black Hawk State Park. To pick up a no-charge craft kit at the Mobile Library, participants sign up at www.RockIslandLibrary.org, or call 309-732-READ (7323.) Participants who plan to complete the craft at the park should bring scissors and glue. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.

Due to social distancing, there is no entry onboard Library2Go. Staff will bring items to vehicles. The WIFI signal extends around the vehicle.  The change to a weekly route, instead of alternating week schedules, resulted from a survey of library cardholders.

For more news from the Rock Island Public Library, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow the library on social media and YouTube, or call 309-732-7323 (READ.)

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