Memorial Day Closing

Rock Island Library buildings and Library2Go will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. 

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Children's Make and Take - Time for S'More Books Kit

05/31/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/04/2022 @ 12:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
The Time for S'More Books kit will be available the week of May 31st - June 4th 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 ne...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Virtual Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Early Learning
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.

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 "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.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Library2GO at Milan HyVee's Summer Fun Kids Event

9:00am - 11:00am
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age, Teen, Family
Event Details:
Join Rock Island Library staff as we take part in this Fun, Family Summer Event at the Milan Hy-Vee. With proper identification, sign up to either get a new card or renew an old one! Enjoy activities and games - look for the Rock Island Library2GO bo...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Make and Take - Bee Hummer Kit

06/06/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/11/2022 @ 12:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
The Bee Hummer kit will be available the week of June 6th - June 11th 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 new kit will...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Preschool

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be sharing stories with RIFAC preschool classes. ...
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: 0
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: 0
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 "Early Learning" group.

Southwest Toddler Tales

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
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 "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Jungle Escape Room

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: School Age, Teen, Adult, Family
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Can you escape from the jungle alive? Come play our escape room game and find out! You have one hour to beat the game: sign up your group of up to five people, and we'll contact you about what time you want to play. (Time slots are between 3pm and 6p...
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.

Rock Painting

11:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Get creative and paint a rock to pass along or for your own enjoyment.     For ages 8 - 12. ...
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.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age, Teen, Family, Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join Rock Island Library staff as we take part in this Fun, Family Skip-Along Event at Longview Park in Rock Island. With proper identification, sign up to either get a new card or renew an old one! Enjoy activities and games - look for the Rock Isla...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Make and Take - Canoe Kits

06/13/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/18/2022 @ 12:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
The Canoe kits will be available the week of June 13th - June 18th at the Downtown and Southwest Libraries as well as on the Mobile Library.  There are two kits this week, one for younger children and one for older children.  Check out a bo...
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: 0
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: 0
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 "Early Learning" group.

Petite Picassos

11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
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 their senses with hands on art.  We will take care of the mess as they create their masterpieces.   Every child will recieve an art apron...