Rock Island Library Lines Week 4 Summer 2012 Print
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Monday, 25 June 2012 09:03
Rock Island Public Libraries - Main, 30/31 and Southwest
Hungry for More Details?
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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Want to know more about what's coming up at your library? Click News or Calendar on our website. You can also print a monthly events calendar. The links below will get you started.


Website calendar of events


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Chomp Down on Great Summer Reading!
Ice Cream sundae model in Main Library display caseCan it be? We're already half-way through our Summer Reading contests for kids, teens and adults? The good news is that you still have four more weeks to read and win. Pick up a children's summer reading log, adult entry form or teen reading ticket, and read, read, read!
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 started June 18.


Events this week include:


Storytime, 30/31 Branch10:30 am, Tuesday, June 26 Storytime, Southwest: 10:30 am., Wednesday, June 27 Storytime, Main: 10:30 am, Friday, June 29


Math Munch Club with Elizabeth: 3 more weeks of tasty math projects, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 26 Main Library Community Room.


Magic with Rick Eugene, 10:00 am, June 27, Main Library Community Room.

Book Tasting at Main, 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 27, Main Library Children's Room. Get a taste of new books to add to your summer reading list.


Legos at Main: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 27, Main Library Children 's 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 illustrationThis week, teens can earn points (and have fun)  attending 3 tasty events:


Teen Iron Chef Contest, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Monday, June 25, Main Library Community Room. Make dishes with a variety of secret ingredients, win a prize!


Hugo movie posterTeen HUGO Movie and Food. See the movie Hugo, and make an edible craft based on the automated toys from the movie. 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 28, Main Library Community Room.


Teen Tie-Dye: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Friday, June 29, 30/31 Branch Library, 3059 30th Street. Bring a shirt or two to tie up and dye in wild colors and patterns.


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 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.

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

Events this week include:


Recipe Club & Cooking Demo, 6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 26, Rock Island Main Library Community Room.  Bring a recipe to swap and share, and sample a demostration of pasta dishes by guest chef Rachel.


Fit for Life, 2:00 pm, June 28, Southwest BranchEat to Live art Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Free diet and fitness tips from personal trainers.


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Are you reading? Sample our Reading Club for ages 18 and older! Just drop off an entry form for every book, eBook or audiobook you finish during the contest period.

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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Week 4 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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