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Reading Colors Your World
Summer Reading Challenges & Events

June 1 to July 31

Open to: All Ages: Kids, teens, and adults. Read together as a family!

Read whatever you want, in any format. Just read! 
Enter and participate online. Easily track your reading on a PC or with the free mobile app.

  • Earn digital badges (online program) and small rewards (online and print programs) for meeting goals.
  • Beanstack will notify you when you earn a prize.
  • Pick up your physical prizes at a Rock Island Public Library location. Either inside or curbside pickup is available!

See the colorful events we have planned with our 2021 Summer Reading Guide!


Weekly ideas for at-home projects from our crafty librarians - see our Video and Resources page!
 

Here's a sample of some Colorific Crafts we have posted there:


Week 1: Coffee Filter Rainbow
Week 2: Color Scavenger Hunt at Home
Week 3: Egg Carton Insects at Home
Week 4: I Spy Bottle At Home

See our calendar for more details or to register for events.

Register and participate anytime throughout program

  • Kids, birth to 6th grade: Read either 10 books or 270 minutes to complete and win a prize
  • Teens, ages 12 to 19: Earn prizes for reading 250, 500 & 750 minutes - and drawing entries for 1,000 & 2,000 minutes
  • Adults, 18 and up: Read 7 books to earn weekly prize drawing entries - and a super-cool metal water bottle!
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The Easiest Way to Enter & Participate in Summer Reading!
Preregister starting May 15!


Log your progress online with Beanstack website, or
Get the FREE Beanstack Reading Tracker app (via your favorite app store.)

If you enter online, there's no need to turn in a paper log!
(If you prefer to track on paper, see below)
 

How to Beanstack Tip Sheets

 

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Download our All-in-One Paper Summer Reading Log Here
  • Print this at home, or any staff member can print this for you at no charge.
  • You can pick up your log inside the library or we can include via Curbside. Or, call Marketing at 309-732-7303.
  • Start tracking your reading as of June 1!
 

Add some color to your world with reading ideas for all ages from our staff!


Adult Reading Blog - Suggestions from our Adult Services staff on Tumblr
Teen Reading Blog - Reviews and Suggestions from our Young Adult Librarian on Tumblr
 

Color your world  with books and reading this summer!


MobileApp-PNG-QR-CODE-ONLY.pngLooking for the Beanstack Web app? Just scan this QR Code:
 

Current Hours & COVID Mitigations

Downtown

401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002


Library open for quick browsing, borrowing:
Monday-Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am to Noon


Curbside Pick-up: Monday-Saturday
During building hours by appointment

Unvaccinated? Mask up inside buildings.
Vaccinated persons may choose to mask or not.


Library seating available, no capacity or time limits.
All library computers available, pre-Covid time limits restored.

No public meeting rooms yet

Library2Go Mobile Library:

Entry open to four persons from same household

 
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Southwest

9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002


Library open for quick browsing, borrowing:
Monday-Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am to Noon


Curbside Pick-up: Monday-Saturday
During building hours by appointment

Unvaccinated? Mask up inside buildings.
Vaccinated persons may choose to mask or not.


Library seating available, no capacity or time limits.
All library computers available, pre-Covid time limits restored.

No public meeting rooms yet

Library2Go Mobile Library:

Entry open to four persons from same household