Be the Lead Dog - Read!

Sign-up for the Winter Reading Program today! Come to the Youth Desk to sign up starting Tuesday, January 3rd or sign up online by completing form below. This is a reading program for all ages, including a Read-To-Me Program provided for children not yet reading. You do not need to be a resident of Bettendorf to participate in this program. The last day to turn in your completed reading log to the Youth Desk is Saturday, February 11th. 

Check the library Calendar of Events during January for fun programs that go along with the Winter Reading Program's theme, "Be the Lead Dog... Read!"

Winter Reading Program

Remember the information you submit applies to the fall school year. We want our readers to get the recognition they deserve at the appropriate school and grade when school resumes.

Please provide your email address if you would like to be notified of further reading programming information and events.

Reading Programs

  • 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.

Regular Activities

We offer exciting events Please check our Calendar of Events for details. Events may include:

  • 3D Design
  • Arduino
  • Board games
  • Crafts
  • 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.