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Posted on: June 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Library Events & Happenings, Week of July 4

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All Rock Island Libraries will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Libraries are open standard hours on Tuesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 5. Rock Island Library events for the week of July 2 include:

Rock Island Library events offered during the week of July 2 include:

Carle's Creators art club for grades K-3: Participants will be painting pet rocks in keeping with the "Libraries Rock" summer theme. The event is offered from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Monday, July 2 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Class openings are still available. Call 309-732-7360 or register online.

Play and Grow time for children three and younger. Stories, songs, activities and unstructured play for babies and toddlers with a caregiver. Offered at 10:30 am, Tuesday, July 3 at the Rock Island 30/31 Library, 3059 30th Street. Registration is not required.

Picasso Rocks Art Club, Tuesday, July 3, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Downtown Library. Art lesson from Gloria Burlingame for children entering 3rd-8th grades. Each week features a project based on a different Pablo Picasso guitar painting. Call for openings, 309-732-7360.

Math Rocks Club, Tuesday July 3, from 3:15 to 4:15 pm, Downtown Library. Fun math activity for Grades 2 and up, presented by Elizabeth Russell. Call 309-732-7360 or register online.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten, drop in activity, Children's Room of the Downtown Library. Offered from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursdays in July, Ready, Set, Kindergarten offers self-paced activities to help you make sure your child has mastered the 12 skills they need to be ready for Kindergarten. Free, drop in anytime during event hours.

For details about more events offered this summer at Rock Island Library locations, pick up a Summer Guide, visit the library website or call 309-732-READ.

About Summer Reading Challenges: Libraries Rock summer reading challenges and events for all ages run from June 1 to July 21, 2018 at all Rock Island Library locations. Participants may track reading on paper, or use the online program, which now includes a free app. Challenges are open to children from birth to 6th grades, teens ages 12 to 18,and adults ages nineteen and up. The library awards small incentives when goals are reached.

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