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Read with Rover

Golden retriever therapy dog

Starting in February, kids can read with a dog again at the Rock Island Library. 

The twice-monthly Read with Rover events allow children from PreK to 6th grades to practice reading aloud to a therapy dog at the Rock Island 30/31 and Southwest Branches. 

Read with Rover events will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Monday, Feb. 2 and Monday, March 16 at the 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street, and Monday, Feb. 23 and Monday March 30 at the Southwest Branch. Sessions are scheduled through May. Each drop-in session pairs a young reader with a certified therapy dog and handler from the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network (QC CAN). No registration is necessary. 

Families who stay for the 6:30 pm Pajama Storytimes offered immediately after Read with Rover can experience a story, song and craft on different story themes and learning concepts, including "backwards" stories on Feb. 2 and friendship stories on Feb. 23. The free Pajama Storytimes are designed for ages birth to five. 

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Winter Reading for children, teens and adults

Read to Win, Jan. 17 to Feb. 28! 

Two Ways to Enter - 
Pick up a reading log or entry forms at any Rock Island Library
Track your reading online with our new Online Reader program! 

Adults could win an Apple iPad mini, Google Nexus 7, Amazon Fire HDX 7 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, and valuable gift cards. So read with your kids and teens and make it a family event!


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