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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 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

Rock Island Public Library Bursting With Activities For The Summer

June 5th, 2020

Rock Island Public Library is rockin’ it with activities for families this summer! The library sent out a massive list of events and other cool stuff, and here are all the details: Children’s Events: Registration required for most programs, so we can contact participants with links, videos, and instructions on kit pick-up, if applicable. Each kit will contain supplies and instructions. Register via our online calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org or call our Children’s Room phone at 309-732-7360. Absolute Science: VIEW on demand. By special arrangement with our friends at Absolute... 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 Public Library Offers Seed Library Bundles by Mail

May 31st, 2020

Distribution looks different this year for the Rock Island Public Library Seed Library. This free resource is still a great way for Rock Island and Milan-area residents and organizations to cultivate their gardens this spring. The Seed Library is a free collection of seed packets suitable for the local Zone 5 growing area. Using the online form on the RIPL website, participants can request one of the following pre-selected packages: ·         Vegetable garden bundle ·         Flower garden bundle ·         Herb garden bundle ·         Grab Bag (mixed bundle) Each... 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

Rock Island Library Introduces Contact-Free Curbside Pick-up

May 27th, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library introduced contact-free curbside pick-up for library materials beginning Tuesday, May 26. There will be no public access to library buildings during this phase of the library’s gradual reopening plan. Curbside pick-up will be available during limited hours by appointment only at the Rock Island Public Library Downtown and Southwest locations. Materials must be requested in advance, either through the Library’s online PrairieCat catalog, or with staff help via phone, email, and Ask a Librarian chat. Library staff will contact the borrower once items become available... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Offering Curbside Service!

May 21st, 2020

Rock Island Library is offering curbside service! The Rock Island Public Library will introduce contact-free curbside pick-up for library materials beginning Tuesday, May 26. There will be no public access to library buildings during this phase of the library’s gradual reopening plan. Curbside pick-up will be available during limited hours by appointment only at the Rock Island Public Library Downtown and Southwest locations. Materials must be requested in advance, either through the Library’s online PrairieCat catalog, or with staff help via phone, email, and Ask a Librarian chat. Library... Read More

Rock Island Libraries Still Thriving Online!

May 1st, 2020

Rock Island Public Library Buildings are still closed for the Governor’s Executive Order but the Library Services Go On in a Virtual Way. Late last week, the Illinois Governor revised and extended his Executive Stay-At-Home executive order to May 30. For details, see this page from the Illinois Department of Public Health As a result, all Rock Island Public Library buildings remain closed until further notice. The library is working on a phased plan for re-introducing library services to our community, which includes a gradual reopening. This gradual reopening will most likely include... Read More

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