What's Happening



Here in Rock Island, we believe in developing a love for reading throughout our community! Check back frequently for information on reading events in Rock Island!

  • Explore a universe of stories this summer at the Rock Island Public Library with The RockTown Reading Challenge! 

    To participate, finish either 24 books or 6 hours of reading between June 1 and July 31. (Reading aloud to your child counts, too!) You can earn prizes for every 8 books or 2 hours of reading! And because RockTown Reading is for everyone, there are also challenges and prizes for teens and adults.  Enter and participate with a paper form or online. Check out the details at any Rock Island Library or at www.rockislandlibrary.org.

  • Visit a Little Library at any of our elementary schools!

  • Check out our reading stations at local barbershops! Read a book while you get a haircut at Ray'z, Morrison's Barber Shop, Eleventh Street Barber Shop, and Jean's Platinum Stylez.

  • Attend a WQPT Story Time at your local branch of the Rock Island Public Library! Story Times are scheduled for the following times and locations:

    • June 4, 10:30 am at the 30/31 Branch Library

    • June 7, 10:30 am at the Downtown Library

    • June 12, 10:30 am at the Southwest Branch Library

Want to do more? Our team is encouraging Rock Islanders to share their love of reading with the world. 

Share a photo of your book, a picture yourself reading, or a group shot of your crew attending a reading-focused event on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and use the hashtag #RockTownReads to join the movement!

Need some ideas for your photos? Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages and get inspired to get out and read!

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