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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:40

Rock Island, IL: Looking for things to do with your school-aged children during the Rock Island/Milan School District spring break? The Rock Island Public Library has planned a number of programs from March 11 to 22

Programs for children include

Animoto Workshops: Children in grades 3 and up will create their own videos using pictures, video clips and music. Registration is required. Sign up for one of the dates below by calling 309-732-7360.

  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 12, Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street, or
  • 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Tuesday, March 19, Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.

Writer’s Contest Help Session: Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades can get help with writing an entry for the WQPT PBS-Kids Go! Story Contest. 6:30 pm, Monday, March 18, 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street.

Make & Take Days at Your Library: Families can visit the Rock Island Children’s areas anytime for drop-in make and take craft sessions. Craft supplies and materials will be available all day on these days and locations:

  • Thursday, March 14, Rock Island Main Library Children’s Room, 401 19th Street, and
  • Thursday, March 21, Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

Book Craft: Children in grades 3rd and up can make a book in a workshop on Friday, March 22 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the Rock Island Main Library Children’s Room, 401 19th Street. Please sign up by calling 309-732-7360.

Additional activities for children during the school break include 10:30 am storytimes for ages birth to five on Tuesday, March 12 at the 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street; Wednesday, March 13 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road,

and on Friday, March 15, in the Main Library Children’s Room. An evening storytime for the same ages will be offered at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 18, at the 30/31 Branch. Lego Clubs for children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grades are scheduled for 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13 at the 30/31 Branch and March 20 at the Southwest Branch.

Programs for ages 12 to 18 during the Rock Island school break include:

Teen Gaming Night: Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Come to the Southwest Branch for snacks, games, and time to play Xbox 360 with Kinect or Wii games. Traditional board games will be available as well.

Teen Movie Day: Thursday, March 14, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Main Library. Free teen movie on the library’s big screen.

Teen OZ Party: Monday, March 18, 6:00 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Celebrate the release of the new movie “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Teens will enjoy food, games, and the chance to make some Oz-inspired creations while watching an Oz-themed movie.

Teen Murder Mystery Party, Thursday, March 21, 6:00 pm, Main Library. Here’s the scoop: A murder has been committed on library property, and only you can solve the mystery! Follow clues, gather the evidence, and determine who the murderer is; the sleuths who solve the crime will win great prizes!

Programs are free and open to the public. For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, visit, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter. A monthly calendar of library events is available online and at Rock Island Library locations.


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