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 will mean for patrons includes: effective 4/15/16, patrons will no longer be able to place holds on items owned only by Iowa libraries, but you will still be able to check out at their sites. Effective 5/15/16, patrons will no longer be able to check out at Iowa libraries. Patrons will be able to check out at all Illinois libraries, including Cordova Library. Patrons will also be able to interlibrary loan items and will have access to over 4,000,000+ materials through the PrairieCat consortium. Patrons will still be 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.
The Friends of the Library Annual & Perennial Plant Sale will take place across the street from the library the following dates & times: Friday, May 6: 9am -7:30pm and Saturday, May 7: 9am - 1pm. There will be a wide variety to choose from at very reasonable prices, great for yourself or for that special person on Mother's Day! If you have any questions or if you are interested in ordering any full flats of annuals please contact Deb at 523-2003 by May 5th.
The library will be closed all day Friday, May 6th, for staff training. The Friends of the Library Plant Sale will still take place outdoors and we will reopen for our normal hours on Saturday, May 7th, 9am - 1pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will still stop by the Friends Plant Sale for your Mothers Day and gardening needs!
The Port Byron All Town Yard Sales will take place on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. The library is currently accepting sign ups for the sale map. You may stop by the library to pick up a map sign up sheet, sign ups must be turned in at the library by Monday, May 9th. For more information, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
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.
Ancestry.com is back on our website! Ancestry.com 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.
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!
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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