Rock Island Library Lines Week 5 Summer 2012 Print
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Friday, 29 June 2012 10:25
Rock Island Public Libraries - Main, 30/31 and Southwest
Program Cancellation
It's too hot to be outside, so the June 29 tie-dye event for teens at the 30/31 Branch has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled sometime in the fall, when temps turn cooler!
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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Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Just a reminder that Rock Island Libraries close early, at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 3. Libraries are closed for the Independence Day holiday on July 4, so no Southwest Branch storytime this week.
Reading is So Delicious for Kids

Events this week include:


Making slime with Mad ScienceMAD Science - two performances with hands-on science fun for kids by Mad Science of Peoria!

  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Monday, July 2 at the MAIN Library
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Monday, July 2 at the SOUTHWEST Library.

Storytime, 30/31 Branch10:30 am, Tuesday, July 3

Storytime, Main: 10:30 am, Friday, July 6


Math Munch Club with Elizabeth: 2 more weeks of tasty math projects, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 3 Main Library Community Room.


Gobble Up Those Books! 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.


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

Teens: Feed your Mind - READ!

This week, teens can earn points (and have fun)  attending 2 tasty events:


Willy Wonka movie poster Teen Movie & Food: Watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original, classic version!), and make a craft you can eat. Now that's sweet. 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Thursday, July 5, Main Library.


International Food Tasting, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Try some tastes from around the world.


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. 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

Movie poster, How I Ended This SummerEvents this week include:


Independent Movie Showing, How I Ended This Summer, Thursday, July 5, 5:30 p.m, Main Library Community Room, 2nd floor.

(Please note time change - this movie is a little longer than usual.)


And don't forget to stop by the Friends of the Rock Island Public Library booksale, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday, July 5 at the 30/31 Branch Library, 3059 30th Street. Book sale proceeds help fund great programs at your library - including summer reading!


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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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.)

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