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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Rock Island Public Library Announces Expansion of Digital Magazine Collection

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Rock Island Public Library Announces Expansion of Digital Magazine Collection

Rock Island Public Library (RIPL) has vastly expanded its popular selection of digital magazines available through RBdigital, a service of Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD.) ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

On the Go? Use Library2Go to pick up holds, return items

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RIPL Mobile Library2Go Available as a Holds Pickup Point

In addition to offering remote WiFi access, the Rock Island Mobile Library2Go vehicle is now serving as a contactless holds pickup point and taking returns.

To pick up, patrons pull up to a Mobile Lib...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Rock Island Rolls Out Unplug Illinois Campaign

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Rock Island Parks and Recreation encourages the community to participate in Unplug Illinois Day on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Unplug Illinois is a statewide movement from Illinois Park and Recreation Association designed to get people to “unplug&am...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Starlight Revue: Free Concerts in Lincoln Park

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The Starlight Revue 64th Annual Concert Series started virtually in June but is making a come back to Lincoln Park in July. Rock Island Parks and Recreation will be offering four free live concerts for the community on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:0...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 31 AV 30-34 ST

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Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, 31st Avenue between 30th and 34th Street will be closed to thru traffic for culvert repairs.  Due to the depth of the culvert and location of the necessary repairs, the road closure is necessary for the safety of t...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Rock Island Parks and Recreation hosts Drive-In Movie

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Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for a Drive-in Movie in the Park on Saturday, July 11th. Dolittle, a family friendly movie featuring Robert Downey Jr., will be the feature presentation at the Campbell Sports Complex located at 8399 29...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Rock Island Libraries Reopen July 6 for "Grab and Go Access"

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Rock Island Public Library Opens for Limited Grab-and-Go Building Access, Starting Monday, July 6

The Rock Island Public Library will introduce limited building access and hours starting Monday, July 6 at both its Downtown and Southwest Library locations. ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Whitewater Junction Opening for Season

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The wait is finally over! Whitewater Junction is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, June 27th. The Illinois Department of Public Health just issued aquatic guidelines for Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Whitewater Junction will be able to...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Rock Island Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Phase 4 Update

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As our community reaches Phase 4 Recovery in the State plan to restore Illinois, scheduled to begin June 26th, the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department is making plans in accordance with the state guidelines. The Department will be able to open up ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Update Rock Island - June 22, 2020

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The Quad City Botanical Center is Open - Members and the general public are welcome to the gardens.  Members get in free.  Guests are encouraged to buy tickets online for contact free admission.  Drop in on a Thursday afternoon ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

2020 Tell on you neighbor awards

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Each year, residents of Rock Island are encouraged to “Tell On Your Neighbor” by nominating the yards in their neighborhood that they find to be the most appealing or the most improved.  The City of Rock Island’s Bea...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Rock River Warning

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Due to the continued high river level of the Rock River, the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park. The boat barrier buoys are currently not in place as a result of the high river level, thus making t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 35 ST North of 7 AV

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Beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 35th Street north of 7th Avenue will be closed due to construction on the campus of Augustana College.  The construction traffic will cause 35th Street to be closed to the public and available only to emergenc...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

2020 Census

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All residents of the City will receive an invitation from the Census Bureau in March to fill out the Census. A complete count for Rock Island will result in federal dollars being invested right back into the City. 

 

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