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Written by Rock Island Public Library   
Friday, 06 July 2012 13:33
Rock Island Public Libraries - Main, 30/31 and Southwest
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Ant biting into book illustrationPick up the summer program brochure at any Rock Island Library, or visit the library website. Reading logs and entry forms are available at the Rock Island Main Library, 30/31 Branch and Southwest Branch. You have until July 27 to turn in your reading logs and entry forms!
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Reading is So Delicious for Kids

Tasty events this week include:


Storytimes, 10:30 am at 30/31 Branch:Tuesday, July 10; Southwest Branch, Wednesday, July 11; and Main Library: Friday, July 13.


Math Munch Club with Elizabeth: Final week of  tasty math projects, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 10, Main Library Community Room.


Book Tasting/Book Talk: Ideas for delicious summer reading for kids. 3:00 pm, Wednesday, July 11, 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street.


Lego Club: Building fun for kids, right after the book talk. 4:00 pm, Wednesday, July 11, 30/31 Branch.


Reading is so Delicious puppet show posterReading Is So Delicious Puppet Show: Puppets and magic fun with Rob "Mr. E" Erdmann, 6:00 pm, Wednesday, July 11, at the Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.


chicken run movie posterFriday Fest Movie: Chicken Run: Free animated movie for families, by Nick Park, the creator of Wallace and Grommit. 1:00 pm, Friday, July 13, Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.


Gobble Up Those Books! The Reading is So Delicious summer reading menu includes incentives for reaching age-appropriate reading goals at three levels, and an extra chance to win special prize baskets. Logs are due back July 27, so keep reading!


All programs are free. No library card required. Questions, call the Children's Room at 309-732-7360,

Teens: Feed your Mind - READ!

IRead Chef slicing book illustrationThis week, teens can earn Summer Reading points and have fun attending three tasty events:


Teen Iron Chef: Show off your mad chef skills and earn a gift card! 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Monday, July 9, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.


Teen Game Night: 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 12, Main Library Community Room. Play Wii and board games. Snackage, too.


Ice Cream sundae model in Main Library display caseFood Craft Day; 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Friday, July 13, Rock Island 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street. Make a whole bunch of food-themed crafts!


Teens ages 12 to 18 turn in a reading card when they complete at least six hours of reading, or a program card for attending an event.

Keep reading! Each card stands for 6 hours of reading, and you can turn in as many cards as you can finish. You earn a program card every time you attend a teen program. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. You can enter multiple times, and earn more chances to win books, DVDs, gift cards, or the grand prize, an Amazon Kindle® eReader!

Books are Brain Food for Adults

Gobble up some delicious fun just for adults, with these free programs:

Fit for Life! 7:00 pm, Monday, July 9, Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street. Confused about what to eat? Want more from your workout? Get free diet and fitness tips from personal trainers Mike and Michelle.


OverDrive eBooks demo: Have a Kindle, NOOK, etc.? Learn how to check out eBooks with the library's free service. 6:00 pm, Tuesday, July 10, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.


Recipe Club Cooking Demo: Bring a recipe to share and sample a delicious slow-cooker recipe demonstrated by chef Rachel. 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 11, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.


Remember to enter our Summer Reading Club contest for ages 18 and older! Just drop off an entry form for every book, eBook or audiobook you finish during the contest.

Entry forms and boxes at all Rock Island locations. Top prize is a new Sony® eReader. Entries due by July 27.
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OneClickdigital subscription made possible by funding from the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District.

Week 5 of Summer Reading

Wonder book illustrationSummer Reading is heating up at all Rock Island Libraries. With themes such as Reading is So Delicious, Feed Your Mind: READ and Books are Brain Food, the library is cooking up a summer stacked high with fun and reading.


Entire list of events: Summer @ Your Library" on the library website.


Summer Reading events and prizes sponsored by Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District (Southwest Branch events) and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation (summer art and drama.)

Rock Island, Illinois > 309.732.7323 (READ) > www.rockislandlibrary.org Rock Solid, Rock Island.

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