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Trick or Treat at the Library: Friday, October 31: 5:30-7:30pm

Please stop in and see us while you are out and about trick or treating! We will be giving out yummy treats and we would love to see your costumes. Stop in for some spooky fun!

Thanksgiving Potluck and Movie: Thursday, November 6: 12-3pm

Please stop in or call the library to sign up to bring a dish to pass (Ex: casserole, salad, vegetable or desert). We will be watching a movie (TBA) after we enjoy our meal. Coffee, tea and tableware will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Library Board of Trustees- Special Meeting: Thursday, November 6: 6:30-8pm

Fund raising consultant Linda Wastyn of Wastyn & Associates will present the Fund Raising Feasibility Study she conducted over the past few months. She will also be available for questions and comments. The public is encouraged to attend.

Friends of the Library Craft & Vendor Sale: Friday, November 7 - Saturday, November 8

Come join the Friends of the River Valley District Library as they host local home party vendors and crafters. This will be a two day event: Fri. Nov. 7th from 4-7:30pm and Sat. Nov. 8th from 9am-12:30pm.

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. The drawing will be held Tuesday, December 30th.

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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