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214 S Main St | Port Byron, IL | Phone 309.523.3440 | Fax 309.523.3516 | e-mail
What's New!

Library Board Trustee Election Packets Ready

Are you interested in becoming a library board trustee? If the answer is yes, candidate packets are now available to pick up at the library! The packets include all documents needed to successfully run for a position. If you have any questions or you need more information, stop by the library today.

Kim's Artisan Bread In Five Minutes: Monday, Oct. 3: 5:30-7:30pm

Discover how to make fail proof artisan bread and learn all about gluten free bread at this quick and easy class! Everyone will also be able to take home half a batch of bread for baking later. Attendees will need to bring a container large enough for the dough to rise, a measuring cup, measuring spoons and a big spoon to stir the dough. Class size is limited so registration is required. This program is geared towards adults and free to attend. If you have any questions or if you would like to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Adult Coloring Club: Friday, Oct. 7: 2-3pm

For adults and young adults. We hope you will join us for a fun and relaxing coloring session geared towards adults! There is no cost to attend and all materials will be provided by the library. For more information or to sign up, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Fall Family Festival: Friday, Oct. 7: 5-6:30pm

Come to the library on Friday, Oct. 7th at 5pm for our Family Fall Festival! Enjoy apple fishing, hot dogs, popcorn, crafts, games and even a Scarecrow Contest! Decorate a scarecrow with your own unique touches and drop it off at the library by Oct. 5th to have it displayed and voted on the night of the festival. There will be prizes for first, second and third place scarecrows. For more information or to sign up, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library. Is Back! is back on our website! provides genealogy information from around the world. You can visit our "Links, Databases" tab to the left to view the database. Interested users should stop by the library to ask for the username and password.

Check Out Our Free, Digital Options!

Please go to our "Links, Databases" button on the left and scroll to the "Databases" section to get started with some of our fabulous online platforms! Not only do our patrons now have access to Zinio, the world's largest online magazine database, but we also have Freegal Music and Freading! Have your River Valley District Library card handy and get started today!

Building Expansion Information

For any available information on the current status of our building expansion project, please click the "Library Expansion" button to the left of the page. Thank you!

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