We will be discussing The Story of Diva & Flea by Mo Willems  from the Bluestem Illinois Children's Choice Award nominee list. The book for next month will be available for checkout. For grades 3rd - 5th.   In February we will vote on our...

It's the 20th publishing anniverary of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone! Join us at the Downtown Library to test your wits in our Magical Escape Room! Figure out the magical riddles inspired by the Harry Potter series to escape the...

Learning through play, with SUPER FUN for ages 2 to 5 and families. Join us for a wide variety of activity stations, crafts, and literacy skill building presented by the Rock Island Public Library, AOK (All Our Kids) Network,...

Calling all Kindergarten-3rd graders. We will be having our Rocket into Reading-Sports! Enjoy reading activites and learning new skills. Each student receives a Rocket into Reading sports bag....

Annual celebration of the freedom to read and think as you like. Features readings of favorite passages from banned or challenged books by local readers, writers, and other fans of the written word....

September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Drop into any Rock Island Public Library during regular hours for that location with a photo ID and proof of residency in either Rock Island or the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District to...

Words & Pictures: Erik Hansen In October 2018, Tim Johnson, owner of Mellow Blue Planet Comics and Collectibles, will celebrate his 18th year in business and 15th year located in downtown Rock Island. “We were a bit hesitant to move our business...