Memorial Day Closing

All Rock Island Public Library buildings will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We reopen at normal times May 28. Remember to come see us at our Summer Reading kickoff on Thursday, May 30! 

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.

Southwest Book Club

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:

Discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque!

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Coffee Break Book Club

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:

Interested in a book club, but busy during the week? Looking to read books that might be different from what you're used to? Join us at Theo's for Coffee Break Book Club!