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  • Current Library Services

    Updated 6/11/21

    An Important Message from Library Director, Teri Schwenneker, about library services as of 6/11/21:
    On June 11, 2021, Illinois moved to Phase V of COVID response/reopening. Overall, this means restrictions have been removed or greatly lessened throughout the state of Illinois.
    For RVDL, the Board of Trustees approved that when the state moved to Phase V, the library would too. The agreed upon action is that all vaccinated people entering the library may choose to not wear a mask. We are very excited to see everyone, smiles blazing!!
    But…not everyone is able to go without masks. We ask for respectful consideration for those in our community that have the continued need to protect themselves and their loved ones. We ask for your special attention while gathering, to be aware of our spacing and hygiene. Hand sanitizer will be available going forward. We will also continue to offer disposable masks for those that “might be coming down with something,” however, we prefer that you skip stopping in if that is the case. We will be happy to bring you your items, curbside. We will continue to sanitize computer stations and areas shared by the 5 and under crowd 😊 Please let us know what we can do to help you! Welcome back, we are so HAPPY TO SEE YOUR SMILES!!
  • 2021 Summer Reading Program

    Monday, June 7th - Saturday, July 17th

    For all ages. It's that time of year again! Summer Reading is coming to River Valley District Library from June 7th to July 17th! This year's theme is "Reading Colors Your World." Sign up to receive all of your Summer Reading supplies, grab a reading log, and track all of the books you read this summer. Turn in your log by Saturday, July 17th to have your name entered for the chance to win an awesome prize! You may sign up at the library or by clicking here to use our virtual form.
  • Bubble Painting Craft

    Monday, June 21: 10-11am

    For children of all ages. Join us at RVDL for an exciting and bubbly form of painting! Bubble painting is sure to make some fun art and some fun times! Stop by on Monday, June 21st at 10 am, and make your masterpiece! This event will take place outside. Register at the library or online by clicking here.
  • River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

    Monday, June 21: 5:30-7:30pm

    The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, June 21st at 5:30pm. Due to the current Disaster Declaration and in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the library board president has determined that an in-person meeting is not practical or prudent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The public is welcomed & encouraged to attend the meeting via Zoom. The meeting agenda with the Zoom link to attend will be available on the "Agendas & Minutes" page here on our website closer to the meeting date. If you have any questions, please call the library at 309-523-3440.
  • 2021 Birdies For Charity

    Through Monday, June 21st

    The Friends of the River Valley District Library are participating in the 2021 Birdies For Charity fundraiser! To donate, visit birdiesforcharity.com, the Friend's bird number is 2005. Donations will go to library programs and materials throughout the year. Thank you in advance!!
  • Figge Art Camp

    Thursday, June 24th, July 1st, July 8th & July 15th: 3-4pm

    For children 2nd grade and up. Join RVDL and Kelsey Vandercoy from The Figge Art Museum for our in-person, summer art camp! Spots are limited to 20 people including guardians, so sign up quickly, spots will go fast!! Register in person or by visiting our Calendar of Events page.
  • Ride & Seek 2021

    Through the month of June 2021

    Participating in River Action’s 'Ride the River-Ride and Seek?' River Valley District Library has a clue for you! Stop by and pick up our clue sheet in the case outside beginning Tuesday, June 1st. Find your clue while learning the interesting history of Port Byron! While you’re here, stop inside and check out all of the awesome services RVDL has to offer! See you soon!!
  • 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 a while 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 reach you from our digital library branch!



Wireless internet access covers our entire building, including the parking lot! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children and meeting room areas. Please call 309-523-3440 for current guidelines on library computer usage.