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Rock Island Public Library Community Shred Day Offers a Secure Way to Destroy Confidential Papers

September 16th, 2020

If you’ve been spending some of that social distancing downtime going through files at home, the Rock Island Public Library offers a way next Thursday to safely rid yourself of those excess personal papers. The library’s annual Community Shred Day will be offered on Thursday, September 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Rock Island Downtown Library parking lot. The event offers free, drive-through drop-off of up to three boxes of paperwork for secure shredding by Shred-It, and is sponsored by a donation from GECU Credit Union. The following procedures apply to this event: To take part in the... Read More

What’s The Good News For September?

September 9th, 2020

We’re headed into fall, and there’s plenty of good news to report around the Quad-Cities, even in the midst of a challenging year. And every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s Paula Sands Live team up to give you What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities? It’s a fun look around at some of the positive things going on in our community. Here’s the good news for September 2020: Pupper Of The Week And It’s Caturday With so much negativity around the world, QuadCities.com is trying to bring as much positive news and good vibes to the area media as possible. Along those lines, QuadCities.com... Read More

Frustrated With Remote Learning? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

September 3rd, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library Children’s Department continues to ZOOM into entertaining learning online and at home with new and returning events this September. On Wednesday, September 9, the library offers a Virtual Superhero Party from 10:30 am to 11:15 am via its ZOOM meeting software. Ages 5 and under can listen to a book read by Children’s Librarian Ms. Ranell, and then work on crafts and activities together via ZOOM. The activity kit is available for pickup by registered participants, who will also receive a link to the online event. Recurring children’s events include virtual online... Read More

Rock Island’s Library2Go Coming To Black Hawk State Park

August 29th, 2020

Library2Go, the Rock Island Public Library’s traveling outreach vehicle, brings a new Park ‘n Craft activity to its August 31 stop at Black Hawk State Park. Registered participants for the Park’n Craft kit may meet Library2Go at the 11:30 to 12:30 pm stop on Monday, August 31 at the Black Hawk State Park Singing Bird Nature Center lot on 46th Avenue. Attendees can pick up a Sea Creature Magnet kit and spread out on nearby picnic tables for some fresh-air crafting. To sign up for the no-charge craft kit, visit the Park ‘n Craft entry on the library calendar at www.RockIslandLibrary.org,... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Celebrates Harry Potter’s Birthday July 30

July 23rd, 2020

Forty is a milestone birthday, even if you’re a fictional literary wizard. The Rock Island Public Library will celebrate Harry Potter’s fictional birthday on July 30 with a virtual trivia game for muggles and wizards of all ages. The Happy Birthday Harry Potter Trivia game will be presented via Facebook Live from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 30.  Questions come from all seven books. The just-for-fun game consists of five rounds of five questions each. Answers will be given after each round for scoring at home. Competition is just for fun, and participants can either play with their home... 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 Public Library Mobile Library2Go Available as a Holds Pickup Point

July 14th, 2020

In addition to offering remote WiFi access, the Rock Island Mobile Library2Go vehicle is now serving as a contactless holds pickup point and taking returns. To pick up, patrons pull up to a Mobile Library stop and call the number posted outside the vehicle. Library staff will bring reserved items out for contactless pickup. To place a hold, library patrons can use the online catalog, or call the library at 309-732-7341 for staff assistance. Don’t have a hold? Suddenly in the mood for a good book? Ask Mobile Library staff for a “Story Bundle2Go.” Item categories include choices for children,... Read More

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 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

Rock Island Library Hosting Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program

June 9th, 2020

Looking for more incentive to read over the summer? With the touch of their magic wand, the Rock Island Library’s Imagine Your Story summer reading program has transformed into online, virtual, and take-home offerings. Most programs require registration, for ease in contacting participants about picking up kits via Curbside. To keep everyone motivated to read, challenges are available for children, teens, and adults. Here’s how it works: Read anything you like, track it, and earn prizes/prize entries for meeting reading goals. Enter and track anytime through July 31 with our Beanstack... Read More