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Rock Island Public Library Open With Limited Access

July 9th, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library has introduced limited building access and hours 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 for “grab and go”... 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 Library2Go Becomes A Traveling WiFi Hotspot

May 29th, 2020

To help fill the need for digital connectivity while library buildings are closed for COVID-19, the Rock Island Public Library is temporarily repurposing its Library2Go vehicle as a traveling hotspot. Starting Tuesday, May 26, the mobile library will make stops Monday-Thursday in selected neighborhoods to provide mobile WiFi connections for up to 30 devices at a time. The new service assists Rock Island and Milan residents who need an internet connection to fill out the Census, apply for jobs, check on unemployment, or other tasks. There will be no public entry onto the vehicle. Weekly WiFi stops... Read More

Chocoholics Paradise Coming To Rock Island Public Library

February 19th, 2020

If your idea of the perfect day involves chocolate, the Rock Island Public Library is the place to be on February 22.  The Rock Island Public Library will offer a Chocoholic Paradise evens that allow chocolate lovers to learn more about their favorite treat. The library will offer a hands-on learning experience in chocolate making with Randyl Mohr later in February. The Chocoholic Paradise Create class occurs from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 22, also at the Downtown Library. Participants will develop their own chocolates. Registration is required, with enrollment opening at 1:00... Read More

Midwest Writing Center Hosting Young Writers Studio

February 14th, 2020

The Midwest Writing Center will host Young Writers Studio for young writers in the Quad Cities at their offices on the ground floor of the Rock Island Public Library Downtown branch on the third Thursday of each month in 2020. Dates are Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Studio is a new casual writing workshop/critique group for young writers in and around the Quad City area. The YEW Studio is an extension of MWC’s successful Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program, which is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2020. All... Read More

Chocoholics Paradise Coming To Rock Island Public Library

January 28th, 2020

If your idea of the perfect day involves chocolate, the Rock Island Public Library is the place to be on February 22.  The Rock Island Public Library will offer a Chocoholic Paradise evens that allow chocolate lovers to learn more about their favorite treat. The library will offer a hands-on learning experience in chocolate making with Randyl Mohr later in February. The Chocoholic Paradise Create class occurs from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 22, also at the Downtown Library. Participants will develop their own chocolates. Registration is required, with enrollment opening at 1:00... Read More

It’s Hug-A-Book Dance Party Time!

January 19th, 2020

Dance your way to early learning with free fun for children five and under and their families at the Rock Island Public Library! Experience the Hug-A-Book Dance Party at the Rock Island Downtown Library (401 19th Street Rock Island) on Wednesday Jan 22 from 6 – 7 p.m. Learn as you jump, move, and twirl and stomp, to the soundtrack of favorite children’s performers. It’s a rocking good time! Each child receives a free book to take home, thanks to funding from the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book fund of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. No registration required. Don’t miss out... Read More

Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020

Go on a Penguin Parade at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Jan 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Penguin Parade is a family read-in at the Botanical Center in partnership with the Rock Island Public Library. Read with your family, do a penguin scavenger hunt, try the penguin obstacle course, do crafts and receive free giveaway items while supplies last. Admission is free during the event and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.  Read More

August Library Events Offer Great Adult Options

August 13th, 2019

While the kids are back in school, the Rock Island Public Library has some great options to help keep adults of all ages keep learning their whole lives. Among other options, adults can learn about the Army history of the World War II battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The free talk is presented by a historian with the Army Sustainment Command (ACS) at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 14 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Also on Wednesday, August 14, the library’s genealogy series for online research continues with a video presentation by genealogist James Tanner on “Making... Read More

Summer Reading Lifts Off Into New Galaxies of Fun At RIPL

June 10th, 2019

Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer as Rock Island Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories” as part of their 2019 summer library program. Activities include a summer of space-related events, art projects, science and engineering experiments, performer shows, movies, creative crafts, Navy Bands and tasty treats, and more. The library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenges are open to all ages, including children, teens, and adults. All feature goal-oriented reading missions, incentives, and more. Participants may enter and track their reading progress either... Read More

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