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Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:55
Read to Win, Starting June 3!

book with wings attached With reading programs for children, teens and adults, the family that reads together this summer may just win together. Have Book Will Travel and Beneath the Surface reading contests for children, adults and teens start June 3 and run through July 26 at the Rock Island Main Library, 30/31 Branch and Southwest Branches.

 

Have Book Will Travel reading logs for children from the "read-to-me" to "reader" levels will be available Monday, June 3. Pick up a form, add your name to the reading globe,  and start tracking your reading journey! Kids can track by title or time read, with prizes and extra chances to win awarded at the half-way and ending destinations. Prize pick up starts June 17.

 

Adults can stow away on their own reading adventure simply by completing an entry form for every book audiobook or eBook they finish between June 3-July 26. One entry per book read, please. Winners will be chosen by random drawing with rewards including a Kindle eReader, Kindle Fire HD tablet or gift cards.

 

Teens ages 12 to 18 are dared to go Beneath the Surface of reading by completing a bingo card form of various actitivies, which include reading and attending programs. 10 squares qualify teens for a prize drawing, with 25 squares equalling an automatic prize.

 

Check our website for free programs!

More Fun for Adults

book as suitcasePick up your free travel notepad on June 3 (while supplies last) and make a note to attend these free programs:

Have Book Will Travel: Free travel planning tips from Marsha Holmes of Gulliver's Travel Agency. 6:30 pm, June 4, Main Library.

 

Independent Movie, 6:00 pm, June 6, Main Library.

 

Historic Cemetery Tours, 7:00 pm. June 10 at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island; and 7:00 pm, June 17 at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Explore the fascinating history at two of the Quad Cities' oldest cemeteries. Registration requested but not required: Call 732-7341.

 

Movie Flick: Free popcorn and movie based on a book. 5:30 pm, June 18, Main Library. Tip: This movie might make you decide you need a bigger boat!

More to do for kids this summer!
robot with have book will travel masthead

Storytimes, Lego Clubs, Math Clubs, Kids' Scrapbooking, Special Performers - it seems there's no end of ways to take flight with reading and free activities this summer. Here is just a brief sample of the fun to be had this summer at your library:

 

Global Math Club: 3:30 pm, Tuesdays, June 11-16, Main Library. Fun with math, from tutor Elizabeth Russell.

 

Kids' Scrapbooking Mondays: Free for 2nd grades and up. Materials supplied! 3:00 to 4:00 pm, June 10, Main Library; June 17, 30/31 Branch, and June 24, Southwest Branch.

 

Niabi Zoo at Your Library: Free show & tell with zoo animals. 11:00 am, June 13 at Main Library and 11:00 am June 20 at Southwest Branch.

 

Friday Fest Movie: 1:00 pm, June 21, Main Library.

 

Games from Around the World Night: Learn more about the world by trying the games people play in other countries. Fun for the whole family! 6:00 pm, June 27, 30/31 Branch.

 

To see all your traveling options, pick up a brochure or calendar today! Or visit our website.

Tons for Teens


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Teen Feature: Classic movie & free popcorn. Pick up your reading logs, too! 1:00 to 3:30 pm, June 7, Main

 

Library Treasure Hunt: Follow the clues to uncover the treasure & win great prizes! 6:00 to 7:30 pm, June 13, Main

 

Teen Iron Chef: Create a culinary masterpiece and win! 6:00 to 7:30 pm, June 18, Southwest

 

Teen Gaming Night: 6:00 to 7:30, June 20, Main Library. Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, board games & snacks!

 

Zombie Night: Be prepared for the zombie invasion with a plan, zombie make-up, a zombie movie & snacks. 6:00 to 7:30 pm, June 27, Main Library

New Service for Music Lovers!

Now you can download music from the Rock Island Library - and what's more, you can keep it.

 

Freegal Music serviceRegistered cardholders of the Rock Island Public Library with accounts in good standing can download three Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each month via the library website. Downloaded tunes become part of your personal music library - they do not disappear or need to be returned after a set period.  Sorry, this service is not available to patrons of non-subscribing libraries.

 

Full instructions are available on the Rock Island Library website under "Download This."

A free class will also be offered at 6:30 pm on June 19 at the Main Library.

 

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