Fine Free in '23!

RIPL cardholders now have fine-free lending status. For questions about this new policy, please see the How Do I  section, or click the Fine Free Policy box to read our post on this exclusive benefit for RIPL cardholders! 

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

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 Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Order a copy thro...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Midtown Readers Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown: Norm & Janet Moline Conference Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
Join us as we discuss Kindred by Octavia Butler! Reserve a copy here . Please register to receive location information. In the future, this group will meet a the Watts-Midtown Public Library. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Alpha Book Club - The Personal Librarian

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 Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria ...