Summer is racing to a close for kids and families in the Rock Island-Milan School District, but there’s still to take advantage of free fun and learning at the Rock Island Public Library.
Spend the Last Week of Summer at your Library: Final days to log minutes and activities for Summer Reading Rewards!
Library staff and the Library2Go bookmobile will be at the Rock Island-Milan school district’s “Ready to Rock the School Year” free event on Sunday, July 24. To renew or apply for library cards, or check out some last-minute summer reading, drop by the library table from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Rock Island.
Library events to look for in the last week of July include:
Tuesday, July 26:
Wednesday, July 27:
Thursday, July 28:
Friday: July 28:
Log Your Summer Reading!
Time is also running out for the library’s “Camp iRead” summer reading challenge. The library rewards readers of all ages who track reading by minutes or complete online activity goals, such as reading non-fiction, cooking, crafting, or listening to an audiobook. Readers can log past and current reading and activities by signing into the Library’s Beanstack app or website. Kids, teens, and adults earn a digital ticket for each badge earned that can be applied toward prize basket drawings. All logging must be completed by July 31 to qualify for prizes and prize basket drawings.
Kids and teens who complete at least 10 badges by July 29 can sign up for the Library’s End of Summer Pool Party. The library has booked Whitewater Junction for a private event from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 30. The event is open to young readers who have completed 10 badges. Kids and teens who are tracking on paper will want to bring their log in by Friday, July 29 to qualify.
Kids who earn 10 badges also qualify for a free prize book, available until August 6. (Families can make other pickup arrangements by calling the library.) Teens earning 10 badges can choose between a prize book, Funko Pop figure, or Whitey’s gift card, while adults earn a spiffy baseball cap.
Camp iRead Beyond the Beaten Path summer reading challenges and events for all ages run until July 31 at the Rock Island Public Library. As of July 19, participants of all ages had read more than 252,177 minutes. Reading challenges and events are open to anyone.
For more information about library events and services, visit the library website, call 309-732-7323 (READ,) or follow library social media pages.