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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Parents and caregivers, register now for special library events!

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Register now for a free parent workshop on Thursday, August 11 and free messy art for toddlers on Saturday, August 13, both at the Rock Island Downtown Library!

Get Help Managing Your Child's Technology Time! 

Families with older children may want to check out a free parenting workshop at the Rock Island Downtown Library next Thursday, August 11. The free workshop on “Kids, Media, and Technology” is presented by EveryChild.  Parents and caregivers can pick up free tips about managing media and technology time with kids, learn about some social media dangers, and how to keep kids safe while using technology. The free workshop is from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the Community Room. To register, visit the library website or call the Children’s Room at 309-732-7360

Sign up for Messy Art with Toddlers (We'll Handle the Clean-up!) 

For a fun way to teach your toddler about shapes, check out the free Hug-A-Book Create event on Saturday, August 13 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. 

Registration is open for the free in-person event from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, which offers messy art projects involving shapes for ages 2 to 5. The library will offer a free book, bag, and art apron for each child.  Hug-A-Book is sponsored by the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book Memorial of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. 

To sign up for the free event, visit the library website call the Children’s Department at 309-732-7360. The event is open to any family with toddler-age children. 

All library programs are free and open to anyone. Rock Island residency or a library card is not required. 

 For more events and services, visit the library website, call 309-732-READ, or follow Rock Island Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 


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