A Library Is Born--RIPL the Prequel

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Program Type:

150th Anniversary

Age Group:

Everyone

Program Description

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Before Rock Island Public Library became a public library, there was a subscription library which started in 1855. This program will take you back to the very beginning when Rock Island's library was born.  Let's take a look at what it was then, before it opened in 1872 to become Illinois' first public library.