Let us help you preserve your precious family documents at our Scan Day!
Do you have historic family photos, documents, letters, or other items that offer insight into Rockford area’s past? Join in this Community Scan Day to preserve your documents as well as contribute to a local history community digital collection. We will assist you in scanning your historic photos, slides, documents or objects (limit 10 items per person). You keep the originals and we'll send you home with a USB flash drive of your digitized copies! Secure your spot today by contacting Marie at Rockford Public Library: firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 987-6639.
A limited quantity of USBs will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. RPL will also keep copies for our digital archives with your permission. We are seeking items that reflect local history, people, places and events. In particular, photos of local scenes and buildings; past residents; homes; social events and clubs; military (Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc.); local railroads; the furniture industry; the machining industry; farming; churches; schools; and businesses.
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||Closed|
The 36,000 sq.ft. Hart Interim Library opened Dec. 2, 2017 and serves as the Rockford Public Library’s main downtown facility. The newly renovated space boasts a 2nd story Children’s Area with dedicated computer lab, Read, Play, Learn program room, and creative play space, a Maker Lab with access to 3D printers and scanners and small board computers a sizable Young Adult Zone with gaming center, adult computer lab, local history room, and 5 private meeting and study rooms accommodating groups of 2-8 people.