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Library Director Job Posting

The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees is seeking an innovative and energetic individual for River Valley District Library, located in Port Byron, Illinois, on the bank of the Mississippi River. River Valley District Library is in the consulting stage of a future library expansion. To see a complete job listing, please click on the link below this scroll box. Please send a letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and names and contact information of three references to: Board President, River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL 61275. Documents can be emailed to: . Application deadline is January 31, 2015.

Clear Visions Valentine's Day Paper Cutting Class: Monday, Feb. 2: 6-8pm

Clear Visions Paper Cutting (as seen on Martha Stewart) is back and this time we will be making Valentine's Day themed paper creations! All you need to bring is a sharp pair of embroidery scissors. The class size is limited to 20, so, please call 309-523-3440 or stop in the library to sign up to attend.

Edward Jones Financial Workshop-Part One: Monday, Feb. 9: 4-8pm

Edward Jones will present the first in a series of workshops meant to help you gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn the specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals. For more information or to sign up to attend, please stop in or call 309-523-3440.

Did you know...

All video games and movies are now free!! You can check out all video games and movies, new or old, for no fee! New movies check out for two days and you get to keep older releases and video games for a week. Stay warm with some free indoor entertainment!

Book Quilt Raffle

In honor of our 100th birthday, we are raffling off the gorgeous book quilt that was on display at our 100th birthday party made by the Quilting by the River group. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and are available at the library circulation desk. if you would like to see the quilt, it is currently in our display case near the entrance for viewing.

Check Out Some New Non Fiction!

The library is pleased to announce that we have recently received a grant to purchase new non-fiction DVD's for our collection! This includes documentaries, concerts, instructional videos, popular television and much more. All DVD's purchased with the grant are on display near the music section. They are free and check out for one week. Stop in and pick a few up today!

River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Election

The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees has five positions up for election in April 2015: Library Trustee, 4 year term (three positions) and Library Trustee, 2 year term (two positions). Any person who resides within the library district and is a registered voter is eligible to run for office. Interested parties may pick up an election packet at the library.

Building Expansion Information

At a special meeting held on Feb. 4th 2013, the "Old Academy" Site was chosen as the preferred site for our building expansion project. The secondary choice was remaining at the exisiting site. At the Library Board meeting held on Monday, October 20th 2014, Wastyn and Associates submitted the results of a Feasibility Study they performed. Please click on the "Library Expansion" tab to the left of this page for more information and to view the documents related to the expansion. Also, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please call the library.

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