Tuesday - March 9, 2021
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Tiffany D. Jackson Virtual Author Visit Hosted by the Davenport Public Library and the Rock Island Public Library

March 7th, 2021

The Davenport Public Library and the Rock Island Public Library are excited to announce a virtual visit with award-winning young adult author, Tiffany D. Jackson on Tuesday, March 9th! We are happy to welcome her into the classrooms and home-learning spaces of students on both sides of the Mississippi River. If any teen (ages 11-19) is interested in attending the Tiffany D. Jackson virtual author visit and does not attend a school that currently has a partnership with the Davenport or Rock Island Public Library, please contact Amber Carlson at acarlson@davenportlibrary.com for information. Ms.... Read More

Rock Island Library Partners with Prairie State Legal Services for Criminal Record Expungement Overview

February 28th, 2021

Rock Island Public Library and Prairie State Legal Services will host a free virtual presentation on the criminal record expungement process at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 3. The presentation will be offered via Zoom, and registration is required. Kevin Hempy, the Equal Justice Works Fellow for Prairie State Legal Services, will provide a brief overview of Prairie State’s service area, types of cases, and how to apply for their services. Attendees will learn about record expungement, sealing of criminal records in Illinois, and other forms of criminal records relief. To register, visit the calendar... Read More

Rock Island Library Releases Quad-City Quarantine Cookbook

November 14th, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library has created the Quad City Quarantine Cookbook to document how the community spent time in their home kitchens during the Covid-19 shutdown. This very tasty project is available for checkout, download, or purchase. Reference Librarian Rachel Ippolito first cooked up the special library project this spring, and then invited participation from other libraries in the Quad City Adult Programming Librarians Facebook group. The cookbook features 70 submissions from Illinois and Iowa patrons of the Rock Island, Colona, Cordova, East Moline, Silvis, Bettendorf, Davenport,... 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

Keep Young Minds Growing At Rock Island Library This Summer

June 12th, 2020

There are many ways to keep little minds growing at the Rock Island Library this summer! Events for ages five and under this summer include: Virtual Storytimes, 10:30 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Facebook Live Take and Make Petite Picassos, June 15, July 13. Register to pick up supplies, and do the projects on your time! Virtual Big Screen Stories: Register, pick up a craft kit, and watch the animated story, available for at no charge to Rock Island Library cardholders through RIPL’s Kanopy Kids digital video service. June 16: Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type, by Doreen Cronin July 16:... Read More

Learning And Craft Programs And More Available At Rock Island Library

June 11th, 2020

Summer 2020 looks a lot different, yet the Rock Island Public Library is still offering readers of all ages plenty of ways to immerse themselves in a story through special summer reading events from June 1 to July 31. The Library has transformed its Imagine Your Story summer reading challenges and events into online, virtual, and take-home offerings. Most programs require registration, for ease in contacting participants about picking up kits via Curbside. Incentive-based reading challenges are available for children, teens, and adults. Participants can read anything they like, track it, and earn... Read More

Contributions Sought for Quad City “Quarantine Cookbook”

June 2nd, 2020

If you’ve been spending time stress cooking or baking during the COVID-19 quarantine, the Rock Island Public Library wants your recipes. In partnership with libraries throughout the Quad City area, the Rock Island Public Library is collecting recipes for a Quad City Quarantine Cookbook. Contributors are encouraged to share what they’ve been making or baking to document life during the historically-significant pandemic of Covid-19. “People have been quarantining themselves with their families, cooking from their pantries, and limiting trips to the grocery store. We believe it’s important... Read More

Rock Island Library Continuing To Offer Services

April 16th, 2020

Though Rock Island Public Library Buildings are closed for the Governor’s Executive Order, the Library Services Go On! Staff are working from home, checking messages daily from patrons about how to use digital library services, how to get a digital library card, and trouble-shooting other issues. If you need help, here’s how to contact them: Our Reference Department Email Private Message us via our Rock Island Library Facebook Page Need your library PIN reset? Question about your library card? Something else? Contact Us via our Library website. If you know someone who needs a Digital... Read More

Read All You Want With Rock Island Library’s Digital Programs

March 28th, 2020

You can keep up on your reading and check out a lot of great media through Rock Island Library’s digital systems! During the closure, we have expanded RIPL eCard access to any resident ages 14 or older of Rock Island or Milan who does not already have a card. This eCard allows use of all our digital services. You only need an eCard if you don’t have a full-access RIPL card. Your standard library card already offers full access to digital services. If you know someone who can benefit from our RIPL ecard, the application is online, under Get a Card. We are filling these online... Read More