New Hours As Of October 3!

Effective Monday, October 3, hours for our Downtown and Southwest Library locations will change. 

Downtown Library: Open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, Saturdays. 

Southwest Branch: Open 12pm to 8pm, Monday & Tuesday; 10am to 6pm, Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, Saturdays. 

Thes new hours help us prepare for the late 2022 opening of our Watts-Midtown Branch. Watch this website, Facebook, and our library email newsletters for updates! 

Book Kits & Clubs

RIPL employee handing a woman a book kit

Check out a Book Club Kit!

Running a book club? Our “book club in a box” kits provide you with a reliable source of books and discussion points.

  • Each kit checks out for six weeks. 
  • All items must be included when returned

Browse Rock Island Public Library Book Club Kits

More kits are available through the PrairieCat catalog.

Don't forget to search our Download & Stream services to find digital eBook or audiobook copies for readers who prefer those formats.

Join a Book Club

The library hosts multiple book clubs that are open to all. Just read the book and show up!

Our Reference/Adult Services Department can answer questions about book clubs and what we’re reading, just:

Contact Reference for help with other book club resources and ideas. 

 

Book Club Events

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Alpha Book Club - The Sentence

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
If you're looking for a fun group of readers to discuss books with, look no further! This afternoon book club meets monthly and reads and discusses a variety of titles. This month we are reading The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. Order a copy through ou...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Midtown Readers Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:
Join us as we discuss The Red Garden by Alice Hoffiman! Reserve a copy here . Please register to receive location information. In the future, this group will meet at the Watts-Midtown Branch Library. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:
Discussion of The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan Summary: A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the...