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In a book club?

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Check out a book club kit! 

  • Kits provide you with a reliable source of books and discussion points.
  • Your "book club in a box" checks out for six weeks. Kits can be ordered from other libraries for delivery here. 
  • Search under "group reading" in catalog and limit to Rock Island Public Library or open this list of kits we lend. 
  • E-readers and listeners can also find books via OverDrive, Hoopla and eRead Illinois (Axis 360 app)
 

Want to join a book club? 

Try any of our library-sponsored book clubs, including:
  • Alpha Book Club, meets at Downtown Library
  • Last Call Book Club, meets at Icons Martini Bar (must be 21)
  • Southwest Book Club, meets at Southwest Library every other month. 
  • Book Babes Plus One, meets at St. James Lutheran, starting January 2020

For meetings and current book selections, check "Find Events."
 
  • Book clubs are open to all. Just read the book and show up! 
  • A limited number of books may be available at the originating branch. Books must be returned after discussion. 
  • Check at the Downtown Library for Alpha Club and Last Call book selections. 
 

Need ideas on what to read?

Check our Reading Recommendations page, or see these new books from Bookletters! 

New Hours as of November 2. 

Downtown

401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002


Library open for quick browsing, borrowing:
Monday-Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9am to Noon


Curbside Pick-up: Monday-Saturday
During building hours by appointment

Masks required at all times inside building
Computer use, Inside WiFi by appointment only
Returned items isolated 3 days


 
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Southwest

9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002


Library open for quick browsing, borrowing:
Monday-Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9am to Noon


Curbside Pick-up: Monday-Saturday
During building hours by appointment

Masks required at all times inside building
Computer use, Inside WiFi by appointment only
Returned items isolated 3 days