Story Time with Ms. Celeste
Mondays in May: 10-11amFor children of all ages. Storytimes will be every Monday morning from 10-11am. Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks, and tons of amazing books! For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
2022 Birdies for Charity
Through Friday, June 10thThe Friends of the River Valley District Library are participating in the 2022 Birdies for Charity fundraiser! To donate, visit birdiesforcharity.com, the Friends bird number is 2005. Donations will go to library programs/materials throughout the year and will be accepted through Friday, June 10th. Thank you in advance!!
Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Jessamine Chan & Emily Maloney
Wednesday, May 25: 7-8pmFor all ages. Join Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney for a discussion about the systems of power that impact our lives, our families, and our finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, 'The School for Good Mothers' and 'Cost of Living.' Jessamine Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of 'The School for Good Mothers', her debut novel. Her short stories have appeared in 'Tin House' and 'Epoch.' She holds an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Chicago with her family. Emily Maloney is the author of 'Cost of Living', a collection of essays. Her work has appeared in 'Glamour', 'Virginia Quarterly Review', and 'Best American Essays', among others. She holds an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh and lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her partner and their dog. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). To register and attend this virtual event via Zoom, visit our Calendar of Events page.
Saturday, May 28: 11am-12pmBest for kids 5 and up. Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the Lego Club at the library! Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your Lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast! Call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library for more information.
Library Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 30: CLOSED all dayThe library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesday, May 31st at 9am. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Friends of the River Valley District Library Meeting
Thursday, Jun. 2: 9:45-11amThe Friends of the River Valley District Library will meet in the upstairs Community Room of the library on Thursday, June 2nd, for breakfast at 9:45am with the meeting beginning at 10am. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Learn more about the Friends group by visiting our "Friends of the Library" page or searching for them on Facebook.
2022 Summer Reading Program: "Read Beyond the Beaten Path"
Monday, June 6th - Saturday, July 16th“Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Here I am at…” Camp River Valley District Library! We will 'Read Beyond the Beaten Path' for our 2022 Summer Reading Program, as we turn the library into a 6 week long camp for all ages! We're starting things off with our Nature Explorers Camp: Hiking, Nature Art, Exploring and More! At week three we'll begin Music Camp: Fireside Songs, DIY Instruments, Kazoos – This is going to be a blast! Finally, we’ll wrap Summer Reading up with Science Camp: Volcanos, Discovery Stations, and STEAM Challenges – You’re not going to want to miss this! Make sure to sign up for The Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path to experience adventures, crafts, music, movies, and a summer full of reading and learning! For more information, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
Monday Movie Matinee
Every Monday in June: 12:30-7:30pmJoin RVDL for our Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee!
Kiddos Movie (TBD) starts at 12:30PM: Lunch provided
Adults Movie (TBD) starts at 3:00PM: Light refreshments provided
Teens Movie (TBD starts at 5:30PM: Dinner provided
This event is free to attend but registration is REQUIRED so that we can accurately count meals! For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page.
The Library Board of Trustees currently has one opening available! If you meet the following qualifications, please e-mail email@example.com or call 309-523-3440 to apply! Do you...live in our library district? Have a schedule that enables you to meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30pm? Have an interest in the library and helping us reach our goals? If so, contact us today to join!