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! 

Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Blocks & Books

10/03/2022 @ 10:00am - 10/08/2022 @ 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Drop in to the Downtown Library Children's Room to build in our construction zone.  Various blocks and building toys will be available for play as well as a display of materials for check out.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Library Toddler Tales

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Downtown Library.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Day Camp

1:00pm - 2:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be at RIFAC Day camp for stories and an activity.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Camp Preschool

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be sharing stories and an activity.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Firefighter Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Today is a special Firefighter Storytime! Join us during Fire Safety Month to hear stories from a fire fighter, see firefighting gear, and learn how to stay safe! Enjoy stories, songs and activities every Wednesday at 11 am.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

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! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Children's Craft Buffet

10/10/2022 @ 10:00am - 10/15/2022 @ 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Drop in to the Downtown Library Children's Room to create a work of art from ALL of our craft supplies.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Library Toddler Tales

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Downtown Library.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Day Camp

1:00pm - 2:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be at RIFAC Day camp for stories and an activity.  ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Petite Picassos

11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Do your toddlers love to get messy?  Bring them to Petite Picassos where they can use all of their senses with hands on art.  We will take care of the mess as they create their masterpieces.   Every child will recieve an art ap...
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! ...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Quilling Class

11:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Interested in the art of paper quilling? Ranjani Gopikrishna will teach us the basics! This class is for kids 8-15. ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Outreach Skip-Along

9:30am - 10:30am
Outreach
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Rock Island Public Library Children's Librarians will be visiting our friends at Skip-Along to share stories and rhymes. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Library Toddler Tales

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Downtown Library.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Preschool

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be sharing stories with RIFAC preschool classes. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Southwest Library Toddler Tales

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Enjoy stories, songs and activities every Wednesday at 11 am.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
The Rock Island Public Library Children's staff are bringing early literacy skills, library information and sharing stories to our friends at the RIMSD HeadStart and Preschool For All sites.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Outreach- Headstart Pumpkin Fest

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The Rock Island Children's Staff will be at the Horace Mann Early Learning Center as a community partner in their Pumpkin Fest.  We look forward to seeing our HeadStart and Preschool For All families.   ...
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! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Library Toddler Tales

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Downtown Library.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
The Rock Island Public Library Children's staff are bringing early literacy skills, library information and sharing stories to our friends at the RIMSD HeadStart and Preschool For All sites.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Preschool

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be sharing stories with RIFAC preschool classes. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Southwest Library Toddler Tales

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Enjoy stories, songs and activities every Wednesday at 11 am.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
The Rock Island Public Library Children's staff are bringing early literacy skills, library information and sharing stories to our friends at the RIMSD HeadStart and Preschool For All sites.  ...