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Posted on: December 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] RIPL Holiday Events Brighten Family Time

Holiday Fun for families and all ages Santa hat in corner with present and plate

Families looking for holiday diversion and entertainment have three chances to enjoy free fun with the library's Letters from Santa, Game Show and
Virtual Bingo Night events.

Library Letters from Santa, Now Through December 18 

Santa is a busy elf, but there’s still time to get on his mailing list with the Rock Island Public Library's Letter from Santa program.

The library is accepting Letters from Santa requests through Friday, December 18. To participate, just fill out a Letters from Santa request form, and leave it in the mailbox provided. Santa will respond by mail with a personalized letter for the child. 

“Don’t tell, but other than being a fun and free family activity, participating also supports writing and reading literacy,” said Ranell Dennis, Rock Island Public Library Children’s Librarian.

Request forms and the Santa Letter drop box are available during regular hours at Rock Island Public Library locations. Curbside form pickup may also be arranged. To get the form by email, please contact the Children’s Department at 309-732-7360. 

Family Holiday Game Show, Dec 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM 

Most of us won’t ever be on a real television game show, but you can star on a Library Game Show Night on Wednesday, December 16 via your own home computer. Register for this fun event for all ages, then join the Zoom event at 6:00 pm to test your family’s knowledge of holiday fun. Our first Holiday Game Show will feature 5 rounds of play with 7 questions in each round. Categories include Name that Song, Holiday Food, Holiday Trivia, and more!  The game is kid friendly, but is also suitable for all ages. Registered participants will receive the Zoom meeting invite by email. 

Virtual Family Bingo Night, December 29 at 5:30 pm 

Looking for something to do after the holidays while your family is on winter break? Join the Rock Island Public Library at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 29 for a virtual game of family bingo. Participants will receive a kit of bingo cards and candy markers, so registration is required for each player. Bingo bags may be picked up at Rock Island Public Library locations, or by Curbside pickup. The Zoom event invitation will be sent by email. Registration closes December 26, and there’s a limit of 50 players, so early registration is encouraged. This event is open to all ages.

To register for any Rock Island Public Library event, visit the online library calendar or call 309-732-READ (7323.) 

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