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Reading Recommendations

BookMate reading recommendation logo, your reading matchmaker

  • Try our Rock Island Library BookMate service, your personal reading matchmaker! Answer a few questions on our form. Within a week, we'll send you a list of five books chosen just for you!
  • Ask our staff for great ideas! We can help you find new authors, read-a-likes to authors you already follow, and  figure out what order a book falls in a series.
  • Visit our Reference Desk at our Downtown Library for help finding the book you want, or call 309-732-7341.

Need Ideas from our Staff?

Imagine Your Story Reads for Adults - Great Summer Reads to try.  Magical, Mystical, Mythical, or just plain good!
Adult Reading Blog - Suggestions from our Adult Services staff on Tumbler
Teen Reading Blog - Reviews and Suggestions from our Young Adult Librarian on Tumbler

Librarian Picks From the Stacks - Personal Shopper Form for both Books and DVDS


Use our free Bookletters service to get free emails about new books, audiobooks, and DVDs.
  • Sign up for the lists you want, and unsubscribe anytime
  • See something you like? Search our catalog right from the newsletter!

Bookletters also offers book awards lists, "As Seen on TV" book recommendations, and lists of books in a series.

NoveList Plus and Novelist Plus K-8 Reader Services 

Looking for a good book? Log into NoveList Plus from home with your Rock Island Library card or from any Rock Island Library computer.   

Looking for something that's not in our catalog?

Our staff can request a special InterLibrary Loan for you. Call our Reference Desk at 309-732-7341 or email us. 

Know someone who needs talking books?  

Connect to the Illinois talking books program for persons with visual or physical impairments. 



401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only

Return items via book drops
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9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only

Return items via book drops