Temporary Parking Changes Downtown

Due to the Camp "Wanna-Be-Reading" event, the Downtown Library parking lot and drive up book return will be closed from 8 am Wednesday, June 29 through 10 am Thursday, June 30. Please use street and other public lots.

Patrons may return items via Curbside from 9 am to 6 pm. Please pull into the Curbside slot in the library alley and call 309-732-7323. 

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Library2GO - Summer Schedule 2022

All Day 6/27 - 7/1
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
We are fully open for entry and browsing, masks encouraged, but not required. You can also continue to pick up holds and have us choose items for you with Mobile Library2Go Curbside!  Curbside service: Place an item on hold and we wil...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Make and Take - Glowing Campfire Kits

06/27/2022 @ 9:00am - 07/02/2022 @ 12:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
The Glowing Campfire kits will be available the week of June 27th - July 2nd at the Downtown and Southwest Libraries as well as on the Mobile Library.  Check out a book from our display when picking up the kit.  ONE KIT PER CHILD A n...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Southwest Toddler Tales

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
  Develop your child's love of learning with stories and songs.    For ages 5 and under with a caregiver. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Camp Wanna-Be-Reading

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Parking Lot
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Return to camp or experience camp life for the first time with our mid-challenge event, "Camp Wanna-Be-Reading!" RIPL "camp counselors" will be in our parking lot at the Downtown Library to offer activities for all ages.  Drop in anytime during ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Children's Summer2Go at Rauch Park

10:00am - 11:00am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
The Children's Librarians along with the mobile library will be at Rauch Park for stories, songs and activities.  ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Spring Forward @ Earl Hanson School

12:30pm - 2:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The Children's Librarian's will be at the school with Spring Forward presenting educational activities.   ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Historical Room open to patrons

1:00pm - 2:45pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Historical Room
Age Group: Adult
Event Details:
The Downtown Library's Historical Room will be open for those who wish to use its materials. ...

QCAPL (Internal)

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Event Details:
Internal meeting of QCAPL group. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join us for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, "Crying in H Mart." Jessica Hopper joins her in conversation. Register for this event anytime via the Illinois Pr...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Book Talk/Unboxing

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join Miss Ranell on Fridays at 2:00 for either a book talk or an unboxing of NEW books with a quick sneak peek! ...

Independence Day Closing

All Day
All Branches
Branches:
All locations, Downtown Library, Library2Go Mobile Library, Online, Southwest Library, Outreach, Offsite
Description:
All locations will be closed on July 4th, 2022 for Independence Day. Buildings will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022. Online services will continue to be available.  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
Calling all adults and teens that remember the days of summer camp crafts! Each Monday from June 6th to July 25th we will have a new craft each week for you to bring home and enjoy.   Kits are first come first serve and will be available a...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library2GO - Summer Schedule 2022

All Day 7/5 - 7/8
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
We are fully open for entry and browsing, masks encouraged, but not required. You can also continue to pick up holds and have us choose items for you with Mobile Library2Go Curbside!  Curbside service: Place an item on hold and we wil...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Make and Take - Firefly Kits

07/05/2022 @ 9:00am - 07/09/2022 @ 12:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
The Firefly kits will be available the week of July 5th - July 9th at the Downtown and Southwest Libraries as well as on the Mobile Library.  There are two kits this week, one for the younger children and one for the older children.  Check ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Southwest Book Sale

10:00am - 1:00pm
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join Rock Island Library staff and Board Member Tari Weeks, as we present a First Tuesday of the Month Book Sale in the Southwest Community Room. Fill a bag for a donation! Shopping bags available. Feel free to stop in and pick up some great barga...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Watch storytime on the Rock Island Library Facebook page. Tuesdays at 10:30 ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Summer Art Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
In-person art returns with instructor Gloria Burlingame featuring "Art Around the Parks." Join Miss Glo to take a look at animals you might see in the park, many from this neck of the woods. Look at book illustrations, sketch from models, and use a d...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
The Children's Librarian will be at Longview Park along with the mobile library for stories and activities.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Summer Math Club

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
In-person math fun returns with Elizabeth Russell! 6-week series for kids in grades 2 through 6. Fun with math concepts (measurement, graphing, counting tricks, and more.) Sessions introduce famous mathematicians and fun with math in everyday life. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Southwest Toddler Tales

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
  Develop your child's love of learning with stories and songs.    For ages 5 and under with a caregiver. ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Children's Summer2Go at Rauch Park

10:00am - 11:00am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
The Children's Librarians along with the mobile library will be at Rauch Park for stories, songs and activities.  ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Spring Forward @ Francis Willard School

12:30pm - 2:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The Children's Librarian's will be at the school with Spring Forward presenting educational activities.   ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Historical Room open to patrons

1:00pm - 2:45pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Historical Room
Age Group: Adult
Event Details:
The Downtown Library's Historical Room will be open for those who wish to use its materials. ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Summer Scares

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Come play a round of Salem 1692: A Witch Hunt Game. You'll have to rely on strategy, luck, and deceit to win and/or survive. You'll also learn about Summer Scares 2022! ...