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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Rock Island Public Library Children’s Events Offer Stories and More Online

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On Wednesday, September 9, the Rock Island Public Library offers a Virtual Superhero Party from 10:30 am to 11:15 am via its ZOOM meeting software. Ages 5 and under can listen to a book read by Children’s Librarian Ms. Ranell, and then work on crafts and activities together via ZOOM. The activity kit is available for pickup by registered participants, who will also receive a link to the online event.

Recurring children’s events include virtual online storytimes for ages 5 and under on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am; Read with Ranell, which features a chapter book reading for ages six and up on Wednesdays at noon; and Children’s Book Talks/New Book Unboxing on Fridays at 10:30 am, offering books of interest to ages 6 though 12. All of these are offered via Facebook Live, and do not require registration.

On Friday, September 11, the Mobile Library2Go offers a Park’n Craft event from 11:30 to 12:30 pm at its stop in Lincoln Park, Rock Island. To participate, sign up for the craft via the library calendar, then visit the Mobile Library at the Lincoln Park stop. Participants will need to bring scissors and glue, with other supplies included in the kit. The craft is for all ages, and children must be accompanied by a guardian. 

Parents can also sign their two-to-five-year-olds up for a Hug-A-Book: PLAY take-home “event” kit.  The kit contains a bingo sheet of outdoor activities and reading for families to do together at home, a book to keep, and more tips for supporting early learning. Registered participants may pick up their kits from September 21 through 26 at Rock Public Library locations or via Curbside by appointment. The Learning Through Play event is presented by the Rock Island Public Library, the Child Abuse Council, All Our Kids Early Childhood Network, and the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book Fund of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation.

To register for events, and see other programs for children and families, visit the library’s online calendar or call 309-732-7360.

For more news from the Rock Island Public Library, visit the library website,  follow the library on social media and YouTube, or call 309-732-7323 (READ.)

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