NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo takes place in November and encourages youth and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in 30 days. Thanks to the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation, the Bettendorf Public Library is hosting writing workshops, author visits, a flash fiction contest and write-ins - all designed to help you get your novel on paper! See a full listing of events here.
- A Winter Reading Program runs for 4 - 6 weeks in January and February.
- The Summer Reading Program runs for 8 - 10 weeks from the end of May and through the end of July.
- The annual Teen Reading Challenge, a competition between Quad City Area Libraries during the month of October.
We offer exciting events Please check our Calendar of Events for details. Events may include:
- 3D Design
- Board games
- LEGO Mindstorms
- Magic: The gathering
- Pathfinder or Dungeons and Dragons
- Video games
The annual Short Film Contest of the Quad City Area.
Teens and younger patrons can also volunteer at the Library. In order to be a volunteer at the Bettendorf Public Library, you must be 14 years of age or older. Positions include:
- The Teen Advisory Board
- Tech Teen Volunteers
For further information please contact John Gillette at 563-344-4188.