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

March 3rd, 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 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

Kids Can Talk About Their Pets In Rock Island Library’s Virtual Show-And-Tell

February 24th, 2021

The Rock Island Public Library Children’s Department will host a virtual show-and-tell about pets via  Zoom at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 25. Each participant will have time to share details about their pet, its name, and what makes it special. “Show and tell is a great way for kids to practice verbal skills and language, and pets are always a popular subject,” said Ranell Dennis, Rock Island Children’s Librarian. “Join us as a family to tell us what you love best about your pet.” The event is for children in kindergarten through 6th grades and their families. Registration is due... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Closing Early Today

February 4th, 2021

Due to winter weather conditions, all Rock Island Public Library locations will close at 1:00 pm, today, Thursday, February 4, 2021. Mobile Library routes for this afternoon are also cancelled. Please watch the Rock Island Public Library website, www.rockislandlibrary.org, and Facebook page for updates on Friday hours.  Read More

What Do You Think Of The Rock Island Library?

January 30th, 2021

As it looks to revisit a strategic plan changed by COVID-19, the Rock Island Public Library wants to know what you think. The library is currently running a public opinion survey to identify community needs, potential barriers to library use, and opinions on community challenges. “With the numerous changes happening in the world, this is an excellent time to refresh our strategic plan,” said Angela Campbell, director of the Rock Island Public Library. “The answers to our survey will help us ensure our strategies reflect the services that our patrons and the community need. We’re also identifying... Read More

Rock Island Library Wants Your Opinion On Its Services

January 23rd, 2021

As it looks to revisit a strategic plan changed by COVID-19, the Rock Island Public Library wants to know what you think. The library is currently running a public opinion survey to identify community needs, potential barriers to library use, and opinions on community challenges. “With the numerous changes happening in the world, this is an excellent time to refresh our strategic plan,” said Angela Campbell, director of the Rock Island Public Library. “The answers to our survey will help us ensure our strategies reflect the services that our patrons and the community need. We’re also identifying... Read More

Looking For The Latest Best Sellers? Rock Island Public Library Has The Goods!

January 16th, 2021

If you just can’t wait for new releases from your favorite fiction authors, good news! The new Best Sellers Club at Rock Island Public Library could help you read those new titles earlier. The new service allows library patrons to sign up for automatic holds on new titles from their favorite adult fiction authors. Signing up is simple, and available to anyone with a valid library card from a PrairieCat member library. You choose the authors you want to follow from the list. When new titles arrive, Rock Island Library staff will place a hold for you. Members will receive a courtesy notice... Read More

Join the Best Sellers Club, and Jump the (Holds) Line At Rock Island Public Library!

January 9th, 2021

If you just can’t wait for new releases from your favorite fiction authors, good news! The new Best Sellers Club at Rock Island Public Library could help you read those new titles earlier. The new service allows library patrons to sign up for automatic holds on new titles from their favorite adult fiction authors. Signing up is simple, and available to anyone with a valid library card from a PrairieCat member library. You choose the authors you want to follow from the list. When new titles arrive, Rock Island Library staff will place a hold for you. Members will receive a courtesy notice... Read More

Rock Island Library Launches 2021 Winter Reading Challenge with “Curbside Cocoa Kickoff”

January 5th, 2021

Since few things go better with cozy wintertime reading than a hot cup of cocoa, Rock Island Public Library will launch its 2021 Books Like Us Winter Reading Challenge with a Curbside Cocoa Kickoff. The free drive-through event for all ages is offered from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, January 8 in the Curbside pickup lane outside the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Participants can meet library staff, and pick up a free winter reading kit with cocoa, goodies, details about winter reading, and other Rock Island Public Library services.  The event is free and no registration is required.... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Announces Holiday Hours

December 21st, 2020

Holiday and end-of-year holiday closures for Rock Island Public Libraries are as follows: Rock Island Downtown and Southwest Library locations will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Locations are open from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, December 26. Rock Island Library locations are closed Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Library locations are open from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Mobile Library2Go routes run as scheduled Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December... Read More