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2023 Annual Report released

Read our Annual Report on ways we served the community in 2023 here! This report is issued annually during National Library Week of the following year. 

Read Our Latest Newsletter

We're marching right into Spring with a full schedule of FREE library events for families, adults, teens, and children.. See the download link below to print off your own copy, or ask for one at library locations! 

Toddler Playgroup - Extended

Here’s an easy way to arrange play dates for your toddler – bring them to the Toddler Playgroup at the Rock Island Downtown Library.

Join our PALS!

PALS is a volunteer organization formed under the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. You'll find our PALS working at monthly book sales, speaking up for the value of our library to the community, and helping with programs.

Read Beyond the Paywall with our Newspaper Resources!

In addition to the New York Times Online, we now offer the Newsbank database suite, which significantly expands your access to digital newspapers at no cost!  It includes more than 2,500 local, regional, and national newspapers, and  TV news content. 

The Seed Library Opens March 11, 2024

The Seed Library will be open for the 2024 growing season as of March 11, 2024!

Browse the full collection at the Downtown Library, and choose up to 5 seed packets per household, per month. No library card required.

RIPL Cardholders Are STILL Fine Free

Our Fine Free policy for RIPL cardholders wasn't only for our anniversary year - it's an ongoing policy! That means that late fines for Rock Island Public Library (RIPL) cardholders are mostly a thing of the past.