Memorial Day Closing

All Rock Island Public Library buildings will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We reopen at normal times May 28. Remember to come see us at our Summer Reading kickoff on Thursday, May 30! 

Watts-Midtown Branch

Watts Midtown Library Location

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. 

Rooms at this location

The following rooms may be booked by outside groups with payment: 

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

Please see the Services section of this website for details.

The Mark & Debbie Schwiebert Study/Reading rooms may be used as needed, at no charge. For questions, see staff. 

Ongoing Support

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