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Keep the kids busy with the Summer Reading programs at the local libraries

Summer is picking up. Some days are so hot that children cannot go outside and play. Of course, you can always go to the beach or pool, but in reality how many of us can spend every day cooling down by the water. One those hot days leave you beach bag at home and consider taking you kids to explore your local library. During summer many Quad Cities and Sauk Valley libraries offer interesting events and Summer Reading programs.

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MOLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL
Moline Public Library Summer Reading Program is in full swing. It started in the beginning of June and it will end on July 30. This program is for children, teens and even adults. You can register on the Moline public Library website or ask about it in the library. Once you register yourself or you children you will get a Reading Log for children and teens or reading slips if you are participating in the Adult Reading Program. Children who participate in the Reading Program can win prizes and at the end those who participated and filled out the log completely will have a chance to participate in the drawing for a brand new bike. Please visit Moline Public Library website www.molinelibrary.com for detailed information about the Reading Programs and prizes.
The Moline Public Library will have many interesting events this summer. There are events for all ages. For example, of June 27 there will be the Library Olympics for Teens. The event starts at 6 PM. Young people of 11 to 18 years old will be able to participate in many different fun activities. Since the space is limited for this event, please, register for the program by contacting Jan LaRoche at jlaroche@molinelibrary.org or by calling 309-524-2470. Children ages pre-K to 8th grade will be happy to enjoy the event called Valdimir Goes for Gold on July 28 at 1 PM, a presentation by Traveling Lantern Theater Company. These are just examples of fun things to do at the library. Go to the Moline Library website www.molinelibrary.com for complete calendar of events, description, times and registration information for every event.

EAST MOLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY 740 16th Avenue, East Moline, IL
East Moline Public Library offers a Summer Reading Program as well. You can ask for information about it by visiting the library. East Moline public Library invites children, teens and adults to the array of events they have planned for this summer. There will be movies for teens and kids, children’s dance me a story event with Quad Cities Ballet, teens chocolate Olympics and even event for adults called Meal in a Mug. For complete calendar of events, times and descriptions please visit the library or library’s website www.eastmolinelibrary.org

ROCK ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN 401 19th Street, Rock Island, 30/31 Branch 3059 30th Street, Rock Island and Southwest Branch 9010 Ridgewood Rd, Rock Island
The Summer Reading Program has started and you can learn more about it by visiting the library. Among a variety of fun and educational events that all branches of the Rock Island Library offer, one sure will be able to find something interesting to do this summer. The Rock Island Public Library branches invite the community to participate in such events as Art Club, Math Club, Family crafts, movie nights, Gaming for teens, Superhero night and even Belly Dancing just to name a few. Please visit Rock Island Public Library website www.rockislandlibrary.org for complete calendar of events, registration requirements where necessary and of course, event descriptions.

DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Main St. Library 321 N. Main Street, Davenport, Fairmount St. Branch 3000 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, Eastern Avenue Branch 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport.
For the information about Summer Reading Program please visit the Library. When it comes to events Davenport Public Library planned for this summer, there are many good choices that surely please wide variety of people of all ages. There will be a Science event presented by the Science Center of Iowa, Toddler story time, Stories in the Vanderveer Park, movie nights, summer crafts for children, Dance Party and Science Storytime and even QC CAN Reading Assistance Dogs. QC CAN reading Assistance Dogs is where you can read to a specially trained dog, which will be present with its handler. This kind of way of reading provides environment needed to help children improve their reading and communication skills. This special event is for children of 6 to 11 years old. For more information about this event and others offered by the Davenport Public Library please visit their website at www.davenportlibrary.com When looking for events please note the location as different events occur at different branches of the library.

BETTENDORF PUBLIC LIBRARY 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf
Summer Reading Program sign up can be done at the Library or online. The end of the Summer Reading Program is July 30. Adult Reading program is available as well. Quad Cities residents are invited to participate in this program. Participants do not have to be residents of Bettendorf. As other libraries in the Quad Cities, Bettendorf Public Library also have a great line up of events for everyone to enjoy. There is Summer Concert Series, Olympic Trials, Preschool Story time and even a Des Moines Metro Opera Bus Trip. Those interested in the bus trip need to register and pay $70 for a ticket. The group will go to Blank Performing Arts Center in Des Moines to see Falstaff. For more information about this great trip and other events please visit www.bettendorflibrary.com

STERLING PUBLIC LIBRARY 102 West Third Street, Sterling
Summer Reading Program registration has started. There will be a lot of great events for participants in Summer Reading Program. For example, on June 25 participants will have a chance to check out BMX bike tricks performed by professional BMX rider Matt Wihelm. Preschool and kindergarten age kids will have many fun events every week. For more information about the events offered by Sterling Public Library please visit their website www.youseemore.com/sterling Please note that Sterling Public Library is a distribution site for Feed the Children Lunch Program. For more information, contact the library.

ROCK FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY 1007 7th Ave., Rock Falls
The Summer Reading Program is for children of age 3 to 5th Grade. They meet in June and July and registration is required. Grades K to 4 or Rocket Readers meet on Mondays from 4:00 to 4:45 PM. There will be activities, games, crafts, stories and snack according to monthly theme. Monthly registration is required. The fun events planned for summer by Rock Falls Public Library include Recycle Art, a variety of events for children of different age groups and even a special presentation by magician Rick Eugene (Tickets are required for this event). For complete calendar of events and their descriptions, times and dates please visit www.rockfallslibrary.com

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