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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 Available

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.

Adult Coloring Club: Friday, Oct. 21: 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.

Teen Zombie Party: Friday, Oct. 21: 6:30-7:30pm

For grades 6-12. Come to the library for a monstrously magnificent time at our Teen Zombie Party! Dress in your best zombie attire and join us for fun games, zombie friendly treats and a quick zombie craft! This event is free to attend. For more information or if you have any questions, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Pinterest Night: Monday, Oct. 24: 6:30-7:30pm

For adults and young adults. Please join us for this month's Pinterest Night! We will be creating autumn leaf garlands out of scrapbook paper. Stop by the library or go to our Facebook page and look under "Events" for an example. If you’ve found and made any crafts from the site, feel free to bring them for Show & Tell. All materials will be provided and it is free to attend. Registration is required to ensure enough supplies are on hand. For more information or to register to attend, 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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