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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:35
Week 2 of Summer Reading

books on a plate illustration Summer Reading started last week at 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.


To see the entire list of events, see "Summer @ Your Library" on the library website. See below for events during Week 2 of our summer!


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.)

Reading is So Delicious for Kids


The Reading is So Delicious summer reading club offers: 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. With each log, 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 iwth your name on it to be added to our summer reading wall! Events this week include:


photo of ventriloquist Kevin HornerVentriloquist Kevin Horner and friends: Thursday, June 14, at 2:30 pm, Main Library. Please note NEW time - schedule changed after publication of summer reading brochure!


Storytime at 30/31 Branch: 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 12

Storytime at Southwest: 10:30 am., Wednesday, June 13


Book Tasting at 30/31 Branch: 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 30/31 Children's Room. Offers a taste of new books to add to your summer reading list.


Legos at 30/31 Branch: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 13 , 30/31 Children's Room


Math Munch with Elizabeth: Build a taste for math with five weeks of fun projects! 3:15 to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 12 to July 10. Main Library Children's Room.


Max Reader's Birthday Bash, Friday, June 15, 10:30 am, Main Library Children's Room. Stories and birthday fun with our library mascot, Max Reader Mouse. (Replaces regular storytime.)


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

Teens: Feed your Mind - READ!

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. This week, you can earn points for attending:


Teen Game Night: Thursday, June 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Main Library Community Room, 2nd floor. Board games, Wii games and snacks.


The Chocolate Game, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street. Chocolate-bar eating contest with obstacles. Win a gift card!

Books are Brain Food for Adults

Adults 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:


All About NuVal Numbers, 3:30 pm, Tuesday, June 12, Southwest Branch Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. What do those numbers on the front of packages mean? How can you use them to eat better? Learn how with HyVee nutritionist Chrissy Walters.


Recipe Club Swap and Shop: A delicious program for adults! Bring a favorite recipe to share, and watch a cooking demonstration by cook Rachel Doumbia. This session will focus on breakfast foods. 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 13, Southwest Branch Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road.


Southwest Branch Location


And next week, don't miss:


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.

Hungry for More Details?
Pick 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!
Rock Island, Illinois > 309.732.7323 (READ) > www.rockislandlibrary.org Rock Solid, Rock Island.

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