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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!!
  • Board Trustee Vacancy

    RVDL has 1 board trustee opening!

    The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees has an opening! Our Board is made up of seven elected members that each serve four-year terms. As this position will be filling a vacancy, the term expires in 2023. An RVDL Trustee's responsibilities include: establishing policies, approving and monitoring the annual library budget, determining the library's service programs, keeping abreast of library laws and standards, as well as employment of the Library Director. RVDL Trustees support the Library's mission "to improve and enrich the lives of our users through information, education, and recreation". Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. Trustees are required to live in the Library District. The Board will accept applications until the position is filled. If interested, please click here to fill out a short form and send your information by email to board@rivervalleylibrary.org or call Teri at 309-523-3440.
  • B.Y.O.B. Book Discussion Group

    Tuesday, Aug. 10: 6:30-7:30pm

    For adults of all ages. Have you been reading something great and want to share it? Bring it to our B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book) Book Discussion Group! Talk about what you've been reading, and hear what books others have enjoyed. You might even find your next good read! Call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library for more information.
  • An Afternoon of Bunco with The Friends of the Library

    Wednesday, Aug. 11: 1-3pm

    The Friends of the River Valley District Library would like to invite you to join them for a fun and relaxing afternoon of Bunco and conversation on Wednesday, Aug. 11th starting at 1pm in the library's upstairs Community Room. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Never played or new to the game? No worries, we can teach you! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the River Valley District Library. If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up to attend, you may call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • Library Closed for Tug Fest

    Thurs. 8/12: Closing at 1pm, Fri. 8/13 & Sat. 8/14: CLOSED

    The Library will be closed on the following dates and times due to the Tug Fest road closures and celebration: Thursday, Aug. 12th- closing at 1pm; Friday, Aug. 13th-Saturday, Aug. 14th- CLOSED. We will reopen for our normal hours on Monday, Aug. 16th at 9am. Have a safe and fun Tug Fest weekend, Go Illinois!!!
  • Games & More

    Friday, Aug. 20: 1-3pm

    For adults who like to play games. We will have card games, board games, puzzles, dominoes, and much more! All are welcome, there is no cost to attend. For more information, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

    Monday, Aug. 23: 5:30-7:30pm

    The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, July 19th at 5:30pm. 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 closer to the meeting date. If you have any questions, please call the library at 309-523-3440.
  • 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!



**Board Trustee Vacancy**

RVDL has 1 board trustee opening!

Please consider running for a seat if you:
¨ Would like to learn more about the workings of this library.
¨ Are interested in giving back to your community.
¨ Can meet on the third Monday of the month at 5:30pm.
For more information, check the scroll bar located above this post or call us at 309-523-3440.