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Hug-A-Book At Rock Island Library This Week!

September 20th, 2020

Families can sign up to pick up a Hug-A-Book: Play kit next week filled with at-home activities to support preschool learning through play. The event kit is available at Rock Island Public Library locations. To sign up for the at-home Hug-A-Book kit, visit the library event calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org, or call 309-732-7360.  Registered participants may pick up the kit anytime during library hours between September 21 to 26. Pick up is available inside the Rock Island Downtown and Southwest Libraries from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Friday, or via Library Curbside pickup Monday-Saturday,... Read More

Rock Island Library Offering Tons Of Awesome Events During September!

September 19th, 2020

The official “spokesperson” of National Library Card Sign-up Month is Wonder Woman, who reminds everyone that libraries are wonderful. The Rock Island Public Library is also providing wonderful reasons to celebrate with special prize drawings, yard signs, and new events that help you maximize use of your library card. All new and renewed Rock Island Library card applications received during September will be automatically entered into prize drawings for library gifts, book bags, and prizes. Patrons who already have a Rock Island Public Library card can enter with a Library Card Sign-up Month... Read More

Davenport Public Library Presenting Webinar On Women’s Suffrage Movement

September 9th, 2020

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for a live webinar on the Women’s Suffrage Movement! This event is part of the 3rd Thursdays at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum series. Join us as we explore the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage movement on Thursday, September 17th at 6:00 pm. To register for the event, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5515970772587/WN_O2s1P7_DTyWvrLgczHpbug This year, 2020, marks the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which enfranchised... Read More

The Color of Friendship: Local Teacher and WIU Alumna Writes About Diversity

September 9th, 2020

MACOMB, IL — Western Illinois University alumna and Macomb school teacher Adrienne Graham grew up playing school in Maywood, IL, and telling stories with her sister. Now, she’s a first-grade teacher in Macomb who recently published her own book, “The Color of Friendship,” focusing on children learning about diversity. Graham, who graduated from Western in 2014, with a teacher education degree, and in 2018, with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, is in her seventh year of teaching for the Macomb School District. This past year, she decided it was time... Read More

Davenport Public Library Offers Storytime Live Wednesdays In September

September 6th, 2020

Join the Library’s youth services department on the Facebook Live every Wednesday beginning in September at 10:00 am for some storytime fun! We’ll read stories, sing songs, share interactive games & fingerplays, and hopefully, brighten up your day. We also love to say “Hi!” to our storytime friends who are watching live, so grownups (or kids if they have their grownup’s permission) are invited to drop a name in our Storytime Live comments for a fun shout-out. Each storytime video will remain on the Library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary/... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Announces Expansion of Digital Magazine Collection

July 20th, 2020

Rock Island Public Library (RIPL) has vastly expanded its selection of digital magazines available through RBdigital, a service of Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD.)  After a year on the RBdigital platform, RIPL moved from a basic subscription of just 50 magazines to an unlimited subscription offering access to 3,200 magazines. RBdigital features full-color, digital magazines for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download, available anytime with an internet connection. Rock Island Public Library patrons can add new and back issues to their personal reading libraries... Read More

Rock Island Library Reopening For Limited Hours July 6

July 3rd, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library will introduce limited building access and hours starting Monday, July 6 at both its Downtown and Southwest Library locations. This phase of the library’s gradual reopening coordinates with Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Buildings will be open to the public at both locations from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Saturdays are reserved for curbside pickup only, which is from 9:00 am to noon. Face coverings and social distancing must be maintained while inside library buildings. Library books, magazines, and audiovisual collections will be available... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Opening For Limited Hours July 6

June 28th, 2020

Good news: Rock Island Public Library buildings will open for Limited Hours and Building Access starting July 6! This follows news that the State is moving soon to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.[News Release] The July 6 start date allows us time to implement revised procedures and to ensure safety protocols are in place.  In keeping with state health guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required for library entry. Curbside is still a great way to pick up your library materials. If you need assistance with choosing library materials or placing items on hold, we’re happy... Read More

Good Things To Remember On Father’s Day, And Every Day, With Your Children

June 21st, 2020

Time is the only thing you can spend once. As we go into Father’s Day weekend, that’s something to definitely remember. Being a father, bringing another life into the world, is an amazing experience and responsibility, and it gives you a blessing in time to spend with a person who will always be a part of your life, and who is beholden to you for helping to shape them as a person. You can literally make the world a better place by making the time and effort to make your children better people. To be there for them. To enjoy your time with them. To be a parent and friend to help guide... Read More

WIU English Professor Establishes Campaign for Diverse Authors Books for Macomb School District

June 17th, 2020

MACOMB, IL – When Western Illinois University English Professor Rebekah Buchanan started thinking about ways she could do something to get others involved in making a difference, she kept returning to education. Because of her background and love for books and reading, Buchanan has initiated a fundraising campaign to purchase books by authors of color for Macomb School District No. 185 schools. “Education is key in creating understanding and empathy and one way we do that is through reading. Creating a way to get more books and resources to our teachers is a way to add to their tool kits... Read More

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