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LeClaire Community Library Unveils Kindergarten Program Tuesday

March 11th, 2024
LeClaire Community Library Unveils Kindergarten Program Tuesday

Tuesday, March 12, LeClaire Community Library re-launches their 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at an open house to celebrate the freshly completed remodeling in the Children’s Library Area. The event begins at 5 pm, and includes Storytime with special guest reader Dennis Gerard, the mayor of LeClaire, along with our talented staff readers. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on hand to greet children and pose for pictures, and TJ Regul, balloon artist, will share his fun inflated creations. The City of LeClaire funded the new carpet and re-painting of the space, and the Hubbell- Waterman... Read More

Find Fun Events In The Quad-Cities This Weekend!

February 23rd, 2024
Find Fun Events In The Quad-Cities This Weekend!

Find fun events in and around the Quad-Cities this weekend with the Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! Every Thursday we give you a rundown of some of the fun things going on in and around the Quad-Cities in Illinois and Iowa, and you can listen to it here on QuadCities.com for free! Listen this week and every week to find out what’s happening!  Read More

LeClaire Community Library Undergoing Renovations In February

February 7th, 2024
LeClaire Community Library Undergoing Renovations In February

The LeClaire Community Library will be recarpeted and painted in February 2024, with preparations underway now. This project will result in a unified color palette throughout the building, and better flow and flexibility in the library space. It was financed by the City of LeClaire, with assistance from the Friends of LeClaire Community Library. This project is also the recipient of a Hubbell-Waterman Foundation grant in the amount of $5000, to purchase new furniture for the Children’s Area. This major update to the library’s appearance will officially begin February 5 and is scheduled to be... Read More

AARP Tax Aide volunteers bring free assistance to LeClaire Library

January 31st, 2024
AARP Tax Aide volunteers bring free assistance to LeClaire Library

The AARP Tax Aide program’s trained volunteers are back in LeClaire this February and March to provide free tax assistance to anyone in the community regardless of age, income, or AARP membership. The volunteers can help with most tax returns including federal and Iowa/Illinois state taxes, though some restrictions do apply. Appointments will take place on Thursdays starting February 1 st and ending on April 4 th . Each Thursday has four time slots available: 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, and 2:45, with three appointments available at each time slot. Most appointments will be at LeClaire Community Library... Read More

Light Up LeClaire December 2

December 1st, 2023
Light Up LeClaire December 2

Light Up LeClaire is back and you don’t want to miss it! This year’s event will be held December 2nd at 5:30pm! Learn more: LIGHT UP LECLAIRE  Read More

Get Some Laughs In LeClaire With Comedy Event Tonight

October 13th, 2023
Get Some Laughs In LeClaire With Comedy Event Tonight

Laugh In LeClaire is back tonight! Join us for a night of laughs and cocktails at the MRDC Celebration Center! Cocktail hour opens at 6:00pm. Comedy will begin promptly at 8:00pm – we ask that you be seated at your table by this time! We will have food available for purchase during cocktail hour. Please plan to join us early! NOTE: We are offering 2 different seating options: -4 seat bar tables -8 seat round tables Learn more: LAUGH IN LECLAIRE LINEUP Headliner Kristen Toomey Kristen Toomey’s comedy career began in 2008. Since then she has performed in L.A., New York City and everywhere in... Read More

River Circus Floats into LeClaire August 23!

August 23rd, 2023
River Circus Floats into LeClaire August 23!

Come see FLOTSAM! River Circus in Le Claire, IA on August 23rd! FLOTSAM! is a troupe of musicians, circus artists, and puppeteers traveling on a handmade raft, giving free performances in riverfront towns along the way. Performance starts at 6 pm and should be done by 7:30. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on, come early for a good spot! The performance is FREE, but donations are much appreciated. You can Venmo donations to: rivercircus The location is along the river, just south of the riverboat Twilight. Le Claire is just one stop on our Mississippi River Tour. We will be traveling 650 river... Read More

Tug Fest Back and Better Than Ever In LeClaire And Port Byron This Weekend!

August 11th, 2023
Tug Fest Back and Better Than Ever In LeClaire And Port Byron This Weekend!

Two states. One river. The only sporting event that closes the Mighty Mississippi down. It’s time for Tug Fest! The 33rd Annual Tug Fest is happening in Port Byron, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa this weekend! Today through Saturday each of the two cities will have a plethora of family-friendly activities planned. On Saturday, the nationally famous bi-state Tug-of-War will take place! It began in 1987, with ten 20-member tug teams pulling with all of their strength on a 2,700-foot, 680 lb. rope that spans the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. Each year the teams... Read More

Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Check Out What’s The Good News!

July 24th, 2023
Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Check Out What's The Good News!

We’re mid-summer and the weather is great in the Quad-Cities! Along with that, we’ve got plenty of sunny news on the forecast. Every month, in conjunction with our partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we present you with that forecast, our column What’s The Good News, highlighting bright skies of cool people, events, and happenings around the area, giving you a clear perspective of some of the awesome things going on in and around the Quad-Cities. So, what’s the good news for this month? Quad City Strikers Go To Nationals Quad City Strikers U15 boys soccer team finished sixth... Read More

LeClaire Community Library Receives State Accreditation From Iowa

July 24th, 2023
LeClaire Community Library Receives State Accreditation From Iowa

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the LeClaire Community Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.” Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library services. LeClaire Library has been recognized for its efforts in all areas of library operations including governance and funding, staffing, library collection, services, public relations, access, and facilities. The accreditation status begins July 1, 2023, and is valid through June 30, 2026. “The... Read More