1. 2019.Angela Campbell Centennial Award IMG_3391

    Rock Island Public Library Honored for 147 Years of Service

    The Rock Island Public Library was honored with an Illinois Centennial Business Award on Saturday, September 14, from the Illinois State Historical Society. Read on...
  2. Banned Books Week 2019 logo light bulb reading book with words Keep the Light On

    Banned Books Week Read-In Shines Light on Personal Freedom

    When books are censored from the shelves of public libraries, we’re all in the dark. Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2019, recognizes the right to access books without external censorship, and keep the light of intellectual freedom on. Read on...
  3. unicorn adventure quest

    Unicorn & Dragon Adventure Quest

    Dress up as your favorite fairy, troll, unicorn, or dragon as all magical creatures are invited... Read on...
  4. Important

    Rock River Flood Warning

    Due to the high river level on the Rock River, the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park. Read on...
  5. Road Work Ahead Sign

    Road Closure to Through Traffic, 24 ST 8 to 8 1/2 AV

    Beginning on Monday, September 16, 2019, 24th Street will be closed between 8th and 8 1/2 Avenues for a sanitary sewer repair. Read on...
  6. Detour Stop Signs

    Road Closure to Through Traffic, 44 ST 4-5 AV

    44th Street continues to be closed between 4th and 5th Avenues for a water main investigation and repair. Read on...
  7. park clean up

    Sunset Park Cleanup Day

    Participate in the United Way Day of Caring and join Rock Island Parks and Recreation staff at Sunset Park... Read on...
  8. Library owned image of the building of Centennial Bridge now the Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge

    Extend Your Understanding of Historic, New Bridges in the Quad Cities!

    Attendees of September programming at the Rock Island Public Library can extend the span of their knowledge about both historic and modern bridges of the Quad Cities. Read on...
  9. Groove concert

    Get Your GROOVE On: Concert Series in Schwiebert Park

    Thursday Night Groove at Schwiebert Park will cover a real mix of music including rock, funk, soul, R&B, and blues. Read on...
  10. High resolution illustration of new I-74 bridge arches

    Tour the New I-74 Bridge in a Virtual Way at RI Library

    Gain a whole new view of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project, thanks to virtual reality technology available at the Rock Island Public Library Downtown through September 27. Read on...
  11. Traffic Cones

    38 ST Resurfacing Project; 7 AV to Blackhawk RD

    Road construction on 38th Street between 7th Avenue and Blackhawk Road is to begin the week of March 25, 2019. Construction is anticipated to last until November, 2019. Read on...
  12. I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Logo

    I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project

    In order to keep the community informed of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project, news releases will be sent periodically. Read on...
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