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Winter Holiday Closings

Rock Island Public Library buildings will be closed for the following winter holiday observances: 

Christmas: December 23 through December 26, 2022

New Years: December 30, 2022 through January 2, 2023

RIPL's 150th Anniversary

2022 marks the start of our 150th year as a public library, and that’s a great reason to celebrate! The Rock Island Public Library began November 25, 1872, the first in Illinois to actually open for business after the passing of the 1872 Illinois Local Library Act.