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Come explore Rockford Public Library! Whether you need a blockbuster movie, bestselling novel, latest chart-topping album, or free program for the family, we're here to provide for all your entertainment and information needs. Rockford Public Library has five locations throughout the City of Rockford--the Hart Interim Library downtown, East Branch at 6685 E. State St., Rock River Branch at 3128 11th St., Rockton Center Branch at 3112 N. Rockton Ave., and the Montague Branch 1238 S. Winnebago. Visit our website for hours, featured programs and a look at all your library has for you!

Other Locations

Rockford Public Library East Branch

Rockford Public Library East Branch

6685 East State St., Rockford

10:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Rockford Public Library Montague Branch

Rockford Public Library Montague Branch

1238 S. Winnebago St., Rockford

12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Rockford Public Library Nordlof Center

Rockford Public Library Nordlof Center

118 N Main St, Rockford

Rockford Public Library Rock River Branch

Rockford Public Library Rock River Branch

3128 11th St., Rockford

12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Rockford Public Library Rockton Centre Branch

Rockford Public Library Rockton Centre Branch

3112 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford

10:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Genealogy on the Internet (Virtual)

Genealogy on the Internet (Virtual)

Tuesday, Oct 6 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Rockford Public Library

Crafternoons with Miss Ellen

Crafternoons with Miss Ellen

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Halloween Fright Night

Halloween Fright Night

Friday, Oct 9 @ 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

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Crafternoons with Miss Ellen

Crafternoons with Miss Ellen

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Crafternoons with Miss Ellen

Crafternoons with Miss Ellen

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Crafternoons with Miss Ellen

Crafternoons with Miss Ellen

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Virtual Escape Room Club (ages 11-18)

Wednesday, Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rockford Public Library

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Friends, the Library recently acquired four new business databases from Gale to support individuals seeking business opportunities. The new databases are Gale Business Demographics Now, Gale Business Entrepreneurship, Gale Business Plan Builder, and Gale Legal Forms. You will find these databases at http://bit.ly/2qQzIYy under G on the A-Z database menu.

Friday, September 25, 2020

To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case..On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution..These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted....Available at RPL today !REPOST @compulsivereadersblog

Thursday, September 24, 2020

"Let the people march from the streets of Minnesota to the streets of California. Let them march for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice and countless others. Let them march for equality and justice..This book tells the story of The Children's March that took place in may 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. That was just 57 years ago..Facing fear and hate, the courage and resilience of the children who marched in the streets of Birmingham changed the world in monumental ways." - @hereweeread ...Available at RPL today !REPOST @hereweeread

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Join us for the final night of our Racial Justice Documentary Film Screening & Discussion series. We will watch Whose Streets?: An Unflinching Look at Ferguson Uprising, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Tony Turner, CEO of Conscious Coaching & United Way Ellis Heights Strong Neighborhood Coach. Registration is required. https://bit.ly/2EF1MoR

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Looking for an easy fun sewing project? Then join with us via WebEx for our first virtual sewing session! Click here https://bit.ly/33L0hxA to register & for the list of items you'll need for the first project.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night..But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands..True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead....Available at RPL today !REPOST @acereads

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! Are you registered? Registration deadlines for Illinois residents: Online: Oct. 18 at https://bit.ly/2FUI4FXBy mail: Postmarked by Oct. 6In-person: Nov. 3.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) was a favorite literary topic. Take a look at what RPL has to offer on the woman affectionately known at RBG in book format, and e-book and e-audiobook. Don't forget the movie, On the Basis of Sex, either. Visit www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org and search our online catalog.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

See what's new this week at the Rockford Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=4100-179 ***There are seven new bestsellers, two new movies, one new audiobook, one new music CD, 69 new children's books, and 88 other new books. The new bestsellers this week include "Live Free Or Die: America on the Brink," "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth," and "Didn't See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart." The new movies this week are "Gargantia: The Complete Series" and "Fast and Furry."

Saturday, September 19, 2020

It's scary out there! We know you're worried for your family's safety. We are too. Click here to learn about the safety protocols we follow to best serve you during the Covid-19 Pandemic: https://bit.ly/33F8bIV

Friday, September 18, 2020