New App helps give you access to the Library and its resources!

The new PrairieCat app allows you to access the library from anywhere on your mobile devices!

Log into your account to see your check outs, holds, due dates, and more
Search the Catalog and reserve items
Check out materials from your device
View upcoming events at the library
Access digital resources
View information about the library and operating hours

You can even apply for library card through the app!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Moline Public Library!

Personally, I’ll be ordering a pizza and reading a good book. Gobble.

Thanksgiving, just in time – taking a moment to stop and remember all that we have to be thankful for is more important than ever this year. Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday!

The Moline Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. We will be back for curbside pickup and computer use by appointment on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

A Victorian Christmas presented by Gretchen Small of the Butterworth Center/Deere-Wiman House

Join Gretchen Small, Director of Programs and Collection at Butterworth Center/Deere-Wiman House as we learn about the Christmas traditions that began during the Victorian era.  

Registrants can pick up a Victorian cornucopia ornament craft kit through the Library’s curbside pickup while supplies last.

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants a day prior to this virtual event.

Beginning Friday, November 20…

The Moline Public Library building will be closed to the public. Online and phone services, curbside pick up of materials and a small computer lab (available by appointment only) will still be available. See below for more details.

Hours

Although the library building is closed to the public, service hours will continue; Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm for phone reference and 10:00am to 4:00pm for Curbside Pickup. Both services will also be available Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup will continue after reopening.  Curbside hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday. For information on how to request materials via curbside pickup, see our Curbside Pickup page.

Library Programs 

Programming for all ages will continue to be virtual at this time. All programs are listed on our events calendar.

Public Computers

Computers will be available for one session per person, per day during the following time slots:

Monday – Friday

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • 10:20 am – 11:20 am
  • 11:40 am – 12:40 am
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • 2:20 pm – 3:20 pm
  • 3:40 pm – 4:40 pm

Saturday

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • 10:20 am – 11:20 am
  • 11:40 am – 12:40 am

Unfortunately, due to the limited number of computers and sessions available, walk-ins will not be allowed at this time. Please call us at (309) 524-2470 to reserve a computer. Patrons entering the building to use a computer must wear face masks that cover their mouth and nose for the entirety of their visit.

Library Cards

We encourage you to apply for a library card on our web site.

Meeting Rooms & Study Rooms

Meeting Rooms and Study Rooms are currently unavailable.  

Wifi

Wifi access will continue to be available in the Library’s parking lot.

Information

Our Adult and Children’s information desks will be staffed and ready to take your questions.  Call the Information Desk at 309-524-2470 during service hours.  Questions can also be submitted online via our website.

Fine & Fee payment

Fines can be paid by accessing your account in the PrairieCat Catalog or by calling the library at 309-524-2450.

Copiers, Scanner & Public Faxing

Copy machines and faxing are currently unavailable. A public scanner is available in the computer lab located in the Gold meeting room off the lobby.

Passport Services

Passport services are not available at this time.

Book Returns

The lobby book return will be unavailable, but the drive up book return on the east side of the library is open 24/7.  Please deposit all returns in the drive up return.  All items returned will be isolated for a minimum of 72 hours.  Late fees will not be assessed during the isolation period.

Donations of Books & Magazines

We are unable to accept donations at this time.

Java Lab

Java Lab Grind and Dine Café is open for carryout and curbside service, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am to Noon.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 15 – November 21 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in 2020.

This year, right? It has been taxing (to put it lightly) for all of us, but imagine how much worse it could have been. What if you didn’t have a home? Didn’t have food?

This week, as the holidays and harsh winter weather quickly approach, let’s take a moment to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. To that end, you will find a list of local resources and organizations that are dedicated to helping those in need below.

Volunteer, donate or even just share the information if you know someone that might benefit from it.

QCA Resources for Underprivileged Individuals and Families & Those Experiencing Homelessness

Shelters & Transitional Housing
Illinois

Christian Care Rescue Mission
2209 3rd Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 786-5734
Open to men over 18

Family Resources, Inc. (Domestic Violence)
Crisis Line: (309) 797-1777

Project Now, Homeless Services
711 4th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 764-8092

QC Haven of Hope
901 20th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 558-6178
Open to women and children

Winnie’s Place – Churches United of the Quad City Area
Phone: (309) 757-0757
Open to women, with or without children, experiencing homelessness and/or are survivors of abuse

Bethany for Youth and Children Housing
1830 Sixth Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 797-7700
Open to youths 16-21

Crouch Youth Transitional Housing Program – Project NOW, Inc.
418 19th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 793-6391
Open to youths 16-21

DeLaCerda House
2827 Seventh Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 786-7386
Open to persons living in the Quad City area who have the HIV/AIDS infection

Sojourner House Transitional Shelter – Project NOW, Inc.
418 19th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 793-6391
Open to single women, 17-older

Iowa

Humility Homes & Services, Inc.
1016 W. 5th St
Davenport, IA 52802
Phone: (563) 322-8065
Families and single adults

King’s Harvest Minististries
824 West 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52802
Phone: (563) 570-4536
Separate shelters for women and children, and single men

Family Resources, Inc. (Domestic Violence)
Crisis Line: (866) 921-3354

Salvation Army Family Service Center – Davenport
301-306 West Sixth St
Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: (563) 324-4808

Humility Homes & Services, Inc.
1016 W. 5th St
Davenport, IA 52802
Phone: (563) 322-8065
Families and single adults

One Eighty
601 Marquette St
Davenport, IA 52802
Phone: (563) 424-4589
Christian program for homeless and troubled men

Drop-in centers

theplace2b
1600 2nd Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 788-3479
Provides resources and information on community services for homeless and at-risk youth

The Center
1411 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: (563) 323-5295
Provides safe space, resources and information on community services for at-risk youth, the underprivileged and the homeless

Health Care

Community Health Care Inc. Clinics
Locations in both IL and IA Quad Cities area
Phone: (563) 336-3000

Rock Island County Council on Addictions
1607 John Deere Rd
East Moline, IL 61244
Phone: 309 792-0292

Mental Health Care

Robert Young CMHC
4600 3rd St
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 779-3000

Transitions Mental Health Services
805 19th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 793-4993
New Client Appointment: (309) 283-1228

Vera French CMHC
1441 W. Central Park Ave
Davenport, IA 52804
Phone: (563) 383-1900

Veteran’s Services

VA Community Resource and Referral Center – Quad Cities
415 North Perry St
Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: (563) 328-5800

Quad Cities VA Clinic
2826 West Locust St
Davenport, IA 52804
Main Phone: (563) 332-8528
Mental Health Phone: (319) 338-0581

Meal Sites & Food Pantries
Illinois

Christ United Methodist East Moline Pantry
3801 7th St
East Moline, IL 61244
Phone: (309) 755-2508
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter and Rescue Mission
2209 3rd Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 786-5734
Breakfast – Saturday – Sunday: 6:30am
Lunch – Monday – Friday: 12:00pm
Dinner – Saturday – Sunday: 6:30pm

Grace Bible Fellowship Pantry Moline
1535 36th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 797-7001
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 8:00am – 11:00am

Heart of Hope Food Pantry
740 9th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 428-4752
Thursday: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (People over 65 and/or with disabilities are served) & 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (For people with no disabilities or under 65)

Sacred Heart Food Pantry Rock Island
2827 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 794-0660
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Second Baptist Food Pantry Rock Island
919 6th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 788-0677
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

St. Mary’s Food Pantry Moline
412 10th St
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 764-1562
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
2502 29th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 793-7373
Monday and Thursday: 9:00am to 11:30am
1st Tuesday of the month: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Word of Life Community Kitchen/Food Pantry
1804 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 786-1100
3rd Saturday of each month: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Iowa

Community of Hope Food Pantry
415 W 53rd St
Davenport, IA 52806
Phone: (563) 391-4519
Serve the area west of Brady Street to interstate 280 north of Kimberly Road to Interstate 80. Clients will need photo ID and proof of address each visit. They are welcome to come every 4 weeks.
Monday: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities  Mini-Pantry
2930 Locust St
Davenport, IA 52804
Phone: (563) 324-8281
Raised mini-pantry location at the back of the Metropolitan Community Church parking lot. Non-perishable items.

St. James Lutheran Church Food Pantry
1705 Oak St
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: (563) 355-4161
Wednesday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 11:00am

Online Resources

Find Food IL – Community Food Map
Helpful site from the University of Illinois with an interactive map of locations offering free food or meals in Illinois

One Eighty – Find a Resource
Useful interactive map available through the One Eighty website that shows locations offering all sorts of resources; clothing, education, job placement, food, shelter, etc.

International Games Week!

IGW Promotional Materials – Games in Libraries

International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

This year more than ever it is important to maintain connections, while simultaneously being more difficult than ever to do so. To help with that here is a list of the American Library Association’s Featured Print-and-Play Games. You just need a printer and you can have everything you need to play at home or online with friends.

Featured Print-and-Play Games

Caterpillar Feast (Venntik Games): Eat your way through the leaves before the owl finds you!

Pandemic: Hot Zone (Asmodee): The latest in the Pandemic series plus a wide range of other print and play games and resources can be found on the Asmodee Print and Play site (including some in languages other than English)

Rolling Realms (Stonemaier Games): Nine games on one page that highlight Stonemaier’s best work.

Orchard (Mark Tuck): Grab as much fruit as you can by overlapping tiles in the most advantageous way in this simple and clever game.

Mint Cooperative (Five24 Labs): A mint-based superhero game designed to fit in an Altoids tin.

Love Letter Sender (Z-man Games): A medieval card-based take on the world of online dating with very nice illustrations.

Bullfrogs (Thunderworks Games): Fight your way across lily pads in this nicely illustrated card game.

National Non-Fiction Day

Prefer essays to short stories, memoirs to dramas, studies in history to novels? Then today is for you!

The first Thursday in November is National Non-Fiction Day.

There are as many different types of non-fiction as there are topics to study, discuss or reflect upon, so whether you read nothing but non-fiction or you just want to try something different here is a list of some popular titles for you to try. There’s something for everyone!

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