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Rock Island Public Library Offers Course On Streaming Movies, Music And More Available

September 26th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Offers Course On Streaming Movies, Music And More Available

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, when libraries everywhere remind residents about the awesome benefits of a simple plastic library card. Rock Island Public Library offers insider tips on using that card through free “library university” online courses. The four Library University sessions are offered at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays in September via the Zoom meeting platform. Each week offers a new look at amazing things RIPL cardholders can access with their free library card.  Topics include: September 28: Streaming movies, music, and more. Maybe you already knew that libraries offer DVDs,... Read More

Rock Island Library “Heads to the Wild Side” For Library Card Signups

September 23rd, 2021
Rock Island Library “Heads to the Wild Side” For Library Card Signups

Librarians are pretty excited about getting people signed up for library cards during National Library Card Sign Up Month. To help get the word out about all the wild and amazing things you can do with a library card, Rock Island Public Library and three other Illinois Quad City libraries will show up this Friday in a pretty wild place – Niabi Zoo. Rock Island Public Library has arranged to bring their Mobile Library2Go bookmobile to Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, September 24, and invited other library partners to join in the fun.  At the present time, East Moline... Read More

Kids’ Storytimes Offered Friday At Rock Island Southwest Library

September 22nd, 2021
Kids' Storytimes Offered Friday At Rock Island Southwest Library

Parents and other caregivers now have two options for storytimes at the Rock Island Public Library. In addition to the library’s ongoing virtual storytimes, offered at 10:30 am on Tuesdays via Facebook Live, the library has begun a limited in-person Friday storytime at the Rock Island Public Library Southwest branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. The in-person version will be offered at 10:30 am on September 24, and October 1. Whenever possible, the in-person storytimes will be offered outside. If conditions require moving inside to the Southwest Library Community Room, masks will be required for all... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Offering Tips On How To Find Your Next Favorite Book

September 20th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Offering Tips On How To Find Your Next Favorite Book

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, when libraries everywhere remind residents about the awesome benefits of a simple plastic library card. Rock Island Public Library offers insider tips on using that card through free “library university” online courses. The four Library University sessions are offered at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays in September via the Zoom meeting platform. Each week offers a new look at amazing things RIPL cardholders can access with their free library card.  Topics include: September 21: What Should I Read Next? Reader Advisory Tips: If you’ve ever wondered how to find... Read More

Rock Island Public Library, AOK Network, Partner to Promote Preschool Learning through Play

September 19th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library, AOK Network, Partner to Promote Preschool Learning through Play

Families can sign up to pick up a free Hug-A-Book: Play kit next week filled with at-home activities to support preschool learning through play. The event kit is available at Rock Island Public Library locations. Registration is open now through the Rock Island Public Library for the free kit, which offers take-home activities for blocks, a free book, crayons, and details on the importance of play for early learning success in children ages two to five. To sign up for the free kit, visit the library event calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org, or call 309-732-7360. Registered participants may... Read More

In-Person Storytime Fridays at Rock Island Southwest Library

September 15th, 2021
In-Person Storytime Fridays at Rock Island Southwest Library

Parents and other caregivers now have two options for storytimes at the Rock Island Public Library. In addition to the library’s ongoing virtual storytimes, offered at 10:30 am on Tuesdays via Facebook Live, the library has begun a limited in-person Friday storytime at the Rock Island Public Library Southwest branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. The in-person version will be offered at 10:30 am on September 24, and October 1. Whenever possible, the in-person storytimes will be offered outside. If conditions require moving inside to the Southwest Library Community Room, masks will be required for all... Read More

Get Schooled on Your Library Card Benefits with Library University

September 13th, 2021
Get Schooled on Your Library Card Benefits with Library University

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, when libraries everywhere remind residents about the awesome benefits of a simple plastic library card. Rock Island Public Library offers insider tips on using that card through free “library university” online courses. The four Library University sessions are offered at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays in September via the Zoom meeting platform. Each week offers a new look at amazing things RIPL cardholders can access with their free library card.  Topics include: September 14: Reading challenges with Beanstack: Attendees will learn how to easily keep track their... Read More

Full STEAM Ahead For Rock Island Library Wednesday

September 7th, 2021
Full STEAM Ahead For Rock Island Library Wednesday

Rock Island Public Library children’s librarians will continue to show up at our Longview Park Library2Go bookmobile stop from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays for Full STEAM Ahead. Stop by for some fun with our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) kits. Miss Ranell will bring a new kit each week. This event is great for grades K-6! (Wednesdays are early dismissal days for Rock Island-Milan School District #41.) For more information, see www.rockislandlibrary.org  Read More

Cart Race, Labor Day Closings for Rock Island Public Libraries

September 2nd, 2021
Cart Race, Labor Day Closings for Rock Island Public Libraries

The Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, will be closed from 5:00 pm Friday, September 3 through Saturday, Sept. 4, due to the Rock Island Grand Prix cart races. The Rock Island Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road, will be open during normal business hours of 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, September 4. The Downtown Library book return will be inaccessible during the cart races. Books may be returned to the Southwest Library at 9010 Ridgewood Road or to any other Illinois Quad City public library. All Rock Island Public Library locations and bookmobile routes will be closed Monday, Sept.... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Requiring Masks For All Customers Starting Monday

August 29th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Requiring Masks For All Customers Starting Monday

Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required for all persons inside Rock Island Public Library facilities, as of  Monday, August 30, 2021. If you prefer, curbside pickup is still available. Just call us when your library items are in, and we will arrange to run them out to your car. Downtown: 309-732-7323 Southwest: 309-732-7338  Read More