Current Library Services
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 18thDue to the increasing rise in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are altering our current services in an effort to keep our community safe. We are encouraging our patrons to continue to utilize our online catalog and eResources to obtain their materials. Curbside Services will continue to be offered. Reference Services will continue to be available through phone and email. If you are unable to utilize these options to access Library Services, you are asked to call the Library at 309-523-3440, so we may make alternate arrangements. Click here for an interactive map put together by professors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, that shows the current risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location.
November Reading Challenge
Through the month of November 2020For all ages. Join us on our READsquared virtual platform for lots of reading challenges in the upcoming months! Read one book about families or Thanksgiving during the month of November to earn a new badge for your collection. Check out the reading lists at READsquared or the displays at the library for some great titles to get you started! Follow this link to visit our READsquared page-https://rivervalleylibrary.readsquared.com Check back next month for another fun challenge. Happy reading!!
November STEAM Challenge
Through the month of November 2020For children in K-5th, older kids and adults are welcome to join in as well. Introducing the monthly STEAM Challenge from River Valley District Library! Each month, there will be a new challenge issued with supplies provided by the Library. For November, you are challenged to build your own balloon rocket! Call 309-523-3440 to request your STEAM Challenge Kit today! Don't forget to upload pictures or videos of your finished project to Facebook or Instagram and tag @RiverValleyLibrary. We look forward to seeing your creations!
Library Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 26th & Friday, Nov. 27th: CLOSED all dayThe library will be closed the following dates and times in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday: Thursday, Nov. 26th & Friday, Nov. 27th. We will reopen for our normal hours at 9am on Saturday, Nov. 28th. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Check Out Comics Plus!!
Great, free digital comics & graphic novels with your library card!Are you a comic fan!? We now offer the digital Comics Plus Database, Comics Plus has over 20,000 different comics available for all ages. It has everything from Disney princesses to superheroes, horror to non- fiction, full graphic novels to illustrated biographies and much more! Click here and look up River Valley District Library, your log in information is your library card number. NOTE: This app is best used with a PC or tablet.
Introducing, Scholastic Teachables!
We've added a new, free resource for parents & teachers!Scholastic Teachables is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials. Teacher-authors create and vet thousands of high-quality, ready-to-use resources so that teachers & parents do not have to spend countless hours searching for reliable content to support their instruction. These are a great resource for those who are homeschooling this school year. There are worksheets available for Pre-K up to Grade 8. Visit our Databases page here on the website to log in and get started with your library barcode number.
How Do I Access RVDL's Social Media From Here??
Read Ms. Teri's instructions below to find out how!Want to explore more fun on your virtual visit? Your adventures are truly four clicks away, on the small, square, colorful buttons on the right side of the banner at the top of this webpage.
The top square takes you to our fabulous fun filled Facebook page! Here you will be delighted with entertainment and education opportunities.
The second square takes you to the library’s Twitter page. Your time spent on Twitter will treat you with activities and stories.
The third square is a link to our YouTube channel! New videos are in the works but stay awhile and take a trip down memory lane by watching some of our favorite people being educated in playful ways!
The fourth square is Instagram, our online photo-sharing application. Here is where you can let your creativity shine! Share photos of your isolation projects and your thoughts in the comments sections. This growing platform will keep us connected! Show us your smile!
Your River Valley District Library staff is diligently working on more ways to comfort all of you, as you stay safe at home.
Wireless internet access covers the entire building, including the parking lot! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children and meeting room areas.