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214 S Main St | Port Byron, IL | Phone 309.523.3440 | Fax 309.523.3516 | e-mail
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Family Picnic & Games at Dorrance Park: Friday, July 22: 5-7pm

Ms. Cathy will be hosting a Family Picnic at Dorrance Park on Friday, July 22nd starting at 5pm. We will be having hot dogs, burgers, chips and baked beans. You are more than welcome to bring a dish to pass or dessert to share but it is not required to attend. We will also be playing lots of fun, outdoor games and LoonE Lori will be joining us again to do a little face painting from 5-6pm. We ask that you please stop in to the library or call 309-523-3440 to let us know that you will be attending and how many will be attending with you. This will help us to know how much food we will need. This is a family program that is free to attend. Hope to see you there!

Summer Reading Program Ends Saturday, July 23rd

The 2016 Summer Reading Program will be ending on Saturday, July 23rd. Please bring your completed reading log to the library by this date. Thanks to all our participants!

Pinterest Night: Monday, July 25: 6:30-7:30pm

For adults and young adults. Please join us for this month's Pinterest Night! We will be making "bottle cap pincushions", found on the Pinterest website. 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.

Library Closed for Tug Fest: August 12th & 13th

The library will be closed Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13 due to the Tug Fest celebration and activities. We will reopen for our normal hours on Monday, Aug. 15 at 9am. We hope everyone has a safe & fun Tug weekend, go Illinois!

Illinois Libraries Currently Rejoining PrairieCat

The Illinois-Iowa RiverShare Libraries consortium will be changing after July 1, 2016. The eight Illinois member libraries have voted to leave RiverShare and rejoin the PrairieCat LLSAP consortium. What this means for patrons includes: effective 4/15/16, patrons were no longer able to place holds on items owned only by Iowa libraries, but were still able to check out at their sites. Effective 5/15/16, patrons were no longer able to check out at Iowa libraries. Patrons are now able to check out at all Illinois libraries, including Cordova Library. Patrons are also able to interlibrary loan items and have access to over 4,000,000+ materials through the PrairieCat consortium. Patrons are still able to place holds through the Worldshare/OCLC system, as well. Lastly, effective 7/1/16, patrons will have access to the IREAD plus the OmniLibraries/Overdrive online consortiums which feature thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies and other online resources. If you have any questions, 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.

Library Purchases New Databases, Freegal and Zinio!

Please go to our "Links, Databases" button on the left and scroll to the "Databases" section to get started with some of our fabulous new online platforms! Not only do our patrons now have access to Zinio, the world's largest online magazine database, but we now have Freegal: Music, Freegal: Movies and Television 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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Additional Upcoming Closures:
Friday 8/12 & Saturday 8/13-
Closed for Tug Fest