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Kickoff a Great Summer of Reading Beyond the Beaten Path at the Quad City Botanical Center

May 24th, 2022
Kickoff a Great Summer of Reading Beyond the Beaten Path at the Quad City Botanical Center

The Rock Island Library’s “Camp iRead” summer activities and all-ages reading challenge offers more than 118 opportunities to read, learn, and have fun beyond the beaten path. Available options cover all ages, and include camp-themed craft kits, in-person events at libraries, movie showings, library outreach around town, and chances to explore new interests. Full details on all the Camp iRead fun to be had this summer will be available at the Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Kickoff, Wednesday, June 1 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island. “We’re... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Bringing The Fun With Summer Reading Programs And Events

May 18th, 2022
Rock Island Public Library Bringing The Fun With Summer Reading Programs And Events

Summer Reading and Events Are Coming! From a special kickoff for all ages at the Quad City Botanical Center on June 1 to special events for campers of all ages, Rock Island Public Library is the place for summer fun! For a heads up on what we’re planning, open (or pick up) our Summer Guide Newsletter, or  check our events calendar.  Details about our Summer Reading Challenge  for ALL ages are linked on our website under About/News & Updates. Choose the linked feature (look for the image above) from our homepage for fast access. Though the Beanstack app is... Read More

Spice Up Your Life At Rock Island Public Library!

May 12th, 2022
Spice Up Your Life At Rock Island Public Library!

Rock Island Public Library is offering its final Spice Club program this month! Spice Club, May 12 at 5:30 pm, online. Sign up to get your own spice sample of Amchur or Amchoor (also known as mango powder) and a set of recipes to try. (PS: The garlic-ginger chicken with mint is delicious!) This is the last Spice Club of the 2022 season, so come see what you’ve been missing and try something new. Seats still available!  Read More

Spice Up Your Life! Rock Island Public Library Offering Spice Club May 12

May 4th, 2022
Spice Up Your Life! Rock Island Public Library Offering Spice Club May 12

Rock Island Public Library is offering its final Spice Club program this month! Spice Club, May 12 at 5:30 pm, online. Sign up to get your own spice sample of Amchur or Amchoor (also known as mango powder) and a set of recipes to try. (PS: The garlic-ginger chicken with mint is delicious!) This is the last Spice Club of the 2022 season, so come see what you’ve been missing and try something new. Seats still available!  Read More

Illinois Kids Can Register Now For Rock Island Summer Art And Math Clubs!

April 28th, 2022
Illinois Kids Can Register Now For Rock Island Summer Art And Math Clubs!

Register now for Summer Art Club & Summer Math Clubs! These 5-week programs lead your child through the natural wonders of art and math through in-person sessions at our Downtown Library. Summer Art Club: 2:00 pm, June 7-July 12, Downtown Library, with Gloria Burlinggame. In-person art returns, for kids entering 3rd through 9th grades. Join Miss Glo to take a look at animals you might see in the park, many from this neck of the woods. Look at book illustrations, sketch from models, and use a different art material each week to create your own masterpiece! Camp Math Club: 3:15 pm, June 7-July... Read More

Need Cooking Inspiration? Digital Library Services? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

April 25th, 2022
Need Cooking Inspiration? Digital Library Services? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

Looking for some cooking inspiration or recipes? Need help with digital library services? Rock Island Public Library can help! Rock Island Public Library cardholders now have no-charge guest subscription access to the New York Times Cooking site and mobile app.  New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks. Paywall-free guest access is available to RIPL cardholders... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Wins Grant for Transforming Library Spaces

March 2nd, 2022
Rock Island Public Library Wins Grant for Transforming Library Spaces

The Rock Island Public Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant for fiscal year 2022 from the Illinois State Library to help it transform library spaces for COVID resilience. The library applied for the grant funding to help it welcome patrons back to its Downtown and Southwest locations with enhanced comfort, privacy, and service. “Part of COVID resilience is the ability to move programming and other services into outdoor spaces, and to allow for better social distancing and privacy in our interior spaces,” said Malachi Kohlwey, Rock Island Public Library building... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Closed On Monday For Holiday

February 20th, 2022
Rock Island Public Library Closed On Monday For Holiday

Rock Island Library locations and bookmobile routes will be closed Monday, February 21 for our Annual Staff Development Day. Please do visit us online for great books & more!  Read More

Rock Island Public Library Wins Grant for Transforming Library Spaces

February 5th, 2022
Rock Island Public Library Wins Grant for Transforming Library Spaces

The Rock Island Public Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant for fiscal year 2022 from the Illinois State Library to help it transform library spaces for COVID resilience. The library applied for the grant funding to help it welcome patrons back to its Downtown and Southwest locations with enhanced comfort, privacy, and service. “Part of COVID resilience is the ability to move programming and other services into outdoor spaces, and to allow for better social distancing and privacy in our interior spaces,” said Malachi Kohlwey, Rock Island Public Library building... Read More

Evening With Silvia Moreno-Garcia This Week At Rock Island Library

January 26th, 2022
Evening With Silvia Moreno-Garcia This Week At Rock Island Library

Registration is still available via the Rock Island Public Library website calendar for the first Illinois Libraries Present virtual author visit on January 26 with Mexican-Canadian novelist Silvia Moreno-Garcia, best-selling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night. Rock Island Public Library is one of 200 statewide libraries joining forces in Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort to bring virtual author events with best-selling and esteemed authors to area readers. At the first online event, Moreno-Garcia will discuss her new book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying... Read More