Rock Island, IL:  It hardly seems possible, but in just about a month, Rock Island and Milan five-year-olds will be heading off to a new adventure - Kindergarten! 

To help parents and future kindergarteners prepare for that new experience, the Rock Island Public Library will be offering "Ready, Set, Kindergarten" drop-in programs in the children's department on four Thursdays in July.

Moline/Rock Island, IL: A summer partnership from Metro will allow children to travel for free to summer reading programs at the Moline and Rock Island Public Libraries just by showing a valid library card.

Fun for Teens Follows Later that Same Day

Rock Island, IL: Kids and families can get a charge out of science with the free Absolute Science program at the Rock Island Public Library on Thursday, June 29. The all-ages learning event from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, mixes an interactive live program with an array of Creation Stations that let kids make and take awesome experiments.

Rock Island, IL: Fun and learning for teens gets creative with programs on cooking, making graphic novels, and tie-dye, all at the Rock Island Public Library. All events are free and open to the public. The library's Reading by Design theme celebrates creativity and making, with the following free events for ages 12 to 18:

Rock Island, IL: A wide selection of summer events designed to provide positive activities for kids and teens while halting the summer learning slide continue as part of the Rock Island Library's Reading by Design summer programming.

Rock Island, IL: Rock Island Public Library locations at the Rock Island Downtown, 30/31 and Southwest Libraries will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Locations reopen at 9 am for downtown and 30/31 locations, and noon at Southwest.

Rock Island, IL: Design yourself a great summer at the Rock Island Library's Build a Better Summer kickoff carnival on Saturday, June 10. The library's annual Summer Reading kickoff takes place in the parking lot of the Rock Island Library downtown, 401 19th Street, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Rock Island, IL: With the conclusion of wiring repairs at the Rock Island Public Library 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street, the branch will reopen Saturday, April 22. Regular Saturday hours at the branch are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Tuesday Toddler Tales story time at 30/31 Branch will be held as scheduled at 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 25. The event is for ages birth to five, and includes stories, songs and activities about trees, in observance of Earth Day.

Rock Island, IL - April 14, 2017: The Rock Island Public Library will offer two free "Money Smart" events to help Quad Citians locate unclaimed assets and protect their identities against theft. Rock Island Library and other Money Smart Week partners will offer financial literacy events during Money Smart Week Quad Cities, April 22 -29, 2017.

Rock Island Library events include:

Rock Island, IL: Just in time for Shakespeare's upcoming birthday, the great Bard of Avon gets the improv treatment at the Rock Island Public Library on Thursday, April 20.

Shakespeared, which consists of Shakespearean improvisational comedy from Guys in Ties of Comedy Sportz, Rock Island, will be presented at 6:00 pm in the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street. The rollicking improvisational romp in the style of Shakespeare is provided at no charge.