1. Library and Botanical Center, and Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms, welcome you to Camp iRead!

    Kickoff a Great Summer of Reading Beyond the Beaten Path!

    The Rock Island Public Library is your path to free fun, adventure, and reading for all ages from June 1 to July 31. "Camp iRead" summer fun for all ages starts June 1 with the library's free summer kickoff at the Quad City Botanical Center. Read on...
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    Whitewater Junction Season Opening

    Whitewater Junction is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 28th for the summer season! Read on...
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    Sign up now for a walk in the woods!

    Black Hawk State Park historic site, and its network of historic trails, is one of the treasures in our own backyard. Visit it with a Guided Nature Hike from Rock Island Public Library on June 4. Read on...
  4. COY 2021 Winners

    2022 Rock Island Citizen of the Year Award Nominations

    Each year, people in Rock Island have an opportunity to nominate residents who have contributed to the Rock Island community. Read on...
  5. 2022 Save Date Card

    38th Annual Labor Day Parade

    2022 Labor Day Theme: Marvelous Rock Island! Read on...
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    Rock Island 3rd Ward Meeting Set for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    Alderwoman Judith Gilbert invites 3rd Ward residents to attend a meeting to meet the new city manager, Todd Thompson, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1528 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor Council Chambers, Rock Island, IL. Read on...
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    FEMA Risk MAP Studies; Rock Island County Flood Study; Notice of Survey Work

    The Illinois State Water Survey is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to examine flood risk along several creeks in Rock Island County, IL. Read on...
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    Spring into Gardening Season with the RIPL Seed Library

    Gardeners eagerly awaiting spring, take heart: The Rock Island Public Library Seed Library is now open for the 2022 gardening season. Read on...
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