Spring into more fun and learning at Rock Island Public Libraries, April 11-15
Rock Island, IL: The fun continues this April with more events for children, teens, and adults from April 11 to 15 at Rock Island Public Library locations.
Events include two story times each week for ages five and under. The Tuesday online story time is offered at 10:30 am, while a Wednesday story time is offered in person at 11:00 am at the Southwest Library. The Youth Services department also offers online book talks for teens at 3:45 pm on Tuesdays, and Children's Librarian recommendations for school-age readers at 2pm on Fridays. They may be viewed live via the library's Facebook page or on demand afterwards.
Registration continues for the Hug-A-Book Learning Through Play take-home kit for families with children ages 2 through 5. The kit is presented in partnership with EveryChild, the All Our Kids (AOK) Network, Rock Island County Regional Office of Education, with support from the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book fund of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. Register via the library calendar. Kit pick up will be April 18-23 at Rock Island Library locations.
Families can still register to pick up a “take and make” floral bouquet craft kit on April 12. To sign up for the Southwest Craft kit, visit the library’s event calendar.
From April 11 to 14, adults searching for financial education will find daily Money Smart Week online webinars on budgeting, credit, homebuying, and retirement planning at 1:00 pm. To sign up for the free 30-minute webinars, visit the Money Smart Week website.
The library is also offering another in a series of Rock Island Arsenal lectures with Army Sustainment Command historians. The April 13 talk is offered at 2 pm at the Downtown Library, and is on the military’s involvement in the Black Hawk War of 1832. The 2022 RIA lectures mark the 160th year history of the Rock Island Arsenal.
In other ongoing events for April, the library is offering the Lift Up a Little Reader donation tree. Library patrons can connect a child to reading by taking a tag off the Wish Tree and paying some or all of the account fees listed. Once account fees are below $10, library card use will be restored. To donate through the wish tree, visit the Rock Island Downtown and Southwest Library locations through May 28.
For adult RIPL patrons who may have an overdue item or two, returning them on Fridays to a Rock Island Public Library location will be Fine Free. This limited-time “Fine Free Friday” offer applies to overdue late charges on standard library items still in the catalog, such as books, music, movies, and magazines. Returns at other PrairieCat libraries do not qualify. Remaining replacement, damages, or other non-overdue fees remain the responsibility of the patron.
For more events and services, visit the library website, call 309-732-READ, or follow Rock Island Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter