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Monday, 18 June 2012 13:01
Reading is So Delicious for Kids

Ant at table eating book illustrationThe Reading is So Delicious summer reading menu includes: A Read-to-Me club log for ages two to five, the I'm a Reader book club for ages six to eight, and the Ravenous Reader log for ages nine to 11. Kids earn prizes for reaching age-appropriate reading goals at three levels, and an extra chance to win special prize baskets.  Fill out an ice cream cone with your name on it to be added to our summer reading wall! Prize pick-up starts June 18.


Events this week include:


Storytime, 30/31 Branch: 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 19 Storytime, Southwest: 10:30 am., Wednesday, June 20 Storytime, Main: 10:30 am, Friday, June 22


Math Munch Club with Elizabeth: 4 more weeks of tasty math projects, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, Main Library Community Room.


Niabi Zoo program at Southwest: Meet and learn about some cool animals. 11:00 am to noon, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Map.


Book Tasting at Southwest, 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Children's Room. Get a taste of new books to add to your summer reading list.


Ratatouille movie coverLegos at Southwest: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Children 's Room


Friday Fest Movie, featuring Ratatouille. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Friday, June 22, Main Library Community Room.


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

Teens: Feed your Mind - READ!

teen Feed Your Mind illustrationTeens ages 12 to 18 turn in a reading card when they complete at least six hours of reading, or a program card for attending any one of 20 events. You can enter multiple times, and earn more chances to win books, DVDs, gift cards, or the grand prize, an Amazon Kindle® eReader.


This week, earn points for attending:


Teen Vittles Cooking Demo: Learn how the pioneers cooked! 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday, June 18, outside Main Library


Cupcake & Cookie Decorating Demo: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Be a cupcake champ!



Keep reading! Each card stands for 6 hours of reading, and you can turn in as many cards as you can finish. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

Books are Brain Food for Adults

books are brain food illustrationAdults 18 and up can win with the Books Are Brain Food reading club.  To enter the reading contest, adults fill out an entry form for every book they read between June 4 and July 27.  Entry forms and boxes at all Rock Island locations. Top prize is a new Sony® eReader.


Events this week include:


Dinner and a Movie Night, Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring dinner from a local restaurant or home and enjoy the free classic movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes." Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.Fried Green Tomatoes movie cover (Pick up your eating passport at Rock Island Libraries while supplies last!)


OverDrive eBook demo: 5:30 pm, June 21, Main Library Community Room. Free demo on how to use OverDrive to download eBooks and audiobooks to a variety of devices.


Are you reading? You might as well enter! Just drop off an entry form for every book, eBook or audiobook you finish during the contest period. Entries due by July 27!

Week 3 of Summer Reading

Wonder book illustrationSummer Reading is on now all Rock Island Libraries. If you haven't picked up your forms yet for the childrens, young adult or adult reading clubs, there's still lots of time to read and win! 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.)

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