Watts-Midtown Branch - Open Now!

Watts Midtown Library Location Coming Soon

The Rock Island Public Library Watts-Midtown Branch!

Named in honor of the enduring support shown to the library by Eudell Watts, III, and his late mother, Lorene Evans Watts, the Rock Island Public Library Watts-Midtown Branch occupies a portion of the Rock Island YMCA facility on 30th Street, Rock Island. This branch complements our existing network of locations, which include the Downtown Library, our central hub for all operations, our Southwest Branch, and our Library2Go Outreach vehicle. 

Soft opening services

Some services will be available after our first month soft opening concludes, including online room bookings. The following rooms may be booked by outside groups starting Monday, March 13: 

  • Community Room
  • Norm & Janet Moline Small Group Conference Room 

The Mark & Debbie Schwiebert Study/Reading rooms may be used by arrangement during our soft opening. Please see staff to use these rooms. 

Our outside book return will be installed when weather allows. 

Ongoing Support

Fundraising continues for this project through multi-year pledges. To add your support, please see the button below.