Quincy Public Library Receives an NEA Big Read Grant QPL to Read and Celebrate Five Skies by Ron Carlson Quincy Public Library is a recipient of a grant award of $9000 to host the NEA Big Read in Quincy. QPL has selected the title Five Skies by Ron Carlson and two additional titles for younger…Details
Quincy Public Library Celebrates Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet Laureate, at 100 Quincy Public Library will join in a statewide celebration in June of Gwendolyn Brooks, Illinois Poet Laureate, on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Brooks, a lifelong resident of Chicago, was the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Quincy Public Library will be hosting…Details
Join us Saturday June 3, from 9 am to Noon as we kick off Reading by Design, QPL’s summer reading program for all ages. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, crafts, games, and pick up your reading logs to get started! The more you read, the more chances you have to enter to win great prizes, included baskets…Details
This year, it’s even easier for kids and teens to get to the library to participate in summer reading! Readers under the age of 18 may ride Quincy Transit Lines city buses to the library for free when they show a valid QPL card. (Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a…Details
Ask Malinda Vogel or Chris Pratt about Quincy Public Library, and their eyes light up. The sister and brother, currently serving terms as presidents of the two boards charged with managing Quincy Public Library, both recall fond memories of their visits to the QPL Children’s Department when they were young. “I grew up with this…Details
Quincy Public Library will be joining the Resource Sharing Alliance in mid-February in order to provide improved service to library patrons. However, library card holders who have not recently updated their library card will need to do so in person in order to continue accessing in-person or digital services. Patrons are asked to update their…Details
Read about QPL’s exciting spring events in the 2017 Spring Class & Event Guide! Some of the highlights this spring will be the visit with bestselling author George Hodgman; Black History month programs; technology workshops; and of course, the children’s puppet shows! Register now for the classes and events that interest you.
Reading aloud to children helps them learn, not just words and stories, but also critical thinking skills. Quincy Public Library serves as a community resource for parents, caregivers, and educators seeking information and material to help children learn to read. Join a story time or consult with QPL’s Children’s Librarian for age-appropriate books and materials…Details