Library Reopening with Guidelines
Please read the message below for details~
As Illinois begins moving into "Phase IV" of its plan to reopen, RVDL is also looking to move forward.
We have now reopened to the public for our normal business hours. Patrons are asked to wear a mask and observe current social distancing guidelines (keeping 6 feet between yourself and others) while in the Library. Public computers are available for use. Appointments are encouraged to reserve a computer and any computers not reserved will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patrons are asked to limit their time to one hour on the computers. We encourage people who may be "at-risk" to call prior to coming in to check our current occupancy. We will still be offering curbside service and virtual programs. We hope to continue to serve our patrons in a safe manner and look forward to seeing everyone again!
2020 Online Summer Reading Program
Monday, June 8th - Saturday, July 18thSummer Reading has gone digital! Check out our Online Summer Reading Program at READsquared Reading Program by following this link, https://rivervalleylibrary.readsquared.com, and get registered! For infants to children entering 1st grade, each book read earns 25 points. For all other ages, each minute spent reading/listening to audiobooks will earn you 1 point. The goal is to earn 1,000 points before July 18th! The online reading program includes fun games, activities, reading lists, and more! Badges are awarded for completing reading goals, virtual event attendance, and completing "Missions" on READsquared. Various prize drawings will take place throughout the summer. Prizes and badges will be available for pickup after the Summer Reading Program is over. You may go online through one of our free eBook platforms here on the website or use curbside service at the library to check out reading material. No internet? Call the library at 309-523-3440 to receive a paper reading log or if you have any questions. Happy Reading!
Board Trustee Needed!
Read below for details~River Valley District Library has an open seat on our Board of Trustees. The Board helps 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. Applications must be returned to the Library no later than July 15th. The Board of Trustees will vote on an appointee at their meeting on July 20th at 5:30pm. If you or someone you know would be interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Teri at 309-523-3440.
Chicago: True Stories of the 1920's
Sunday, Jul. 5th: starting at 9am - Wednesday, Aug. 5thClick over to our Facebook page for this fun and engaging virtual program! The 1920's were saturated with surprise, sequins, and murder! Listen and watch as a 1920's flapper named Flora tells us how fashion, crime, and prohibition, mixed with explosive creativity, shaped the decade of the century. Join us and learn fact from fiction and how reality relates to the musical & 2002 Oscar-winning film "Chicago." This program will be available from July 5th to August 5th, 2020. Register for this program here on the website at the Calendar of Events page to receive a link to the video after it becomes available or tune in to Facebook at the listed time to watch as soon as it is posted. Get a front-row seat and travel back with us to 1920! See you there!
Sherlock Holmes Takes the Case
Sunday, Jul. 5th: starting at 7pm - Sunday, Jul. 12th: ending at 7pmFor all ages. Spend a virtually enthralling evening with the incomparable Sherlock Holmes on Sunday, July 5th starting at 7pm! Go to www.travelinglantern.com and click on the Virtual Performances link (look for the Flying Man!) beginning at the listed time to view this event. You may e-mail, call the library, or check READsquared, for the login information to view the program. You may also register online to receive video instructions directly to your email. Don't forget to complete the READsquared Mission to earn points for attending. This event will NOT be posted to our Facebook page, you must attend with one of the methods listed above. This event will be available for viewing beginning Sunday, July 5th at 7pm through Sunday, July 12th at 7pm.
Summer Virtual Story Time: Fingerprints
Thursday, July 9: 10-11amFor kids. Log-in to our Virtual Summer Story Times with Ms. Cathy! Story time will be posted here on Facebook on Thursdays at 10am throughout the summer. You can follow along with Ms. Cathy as she reads, sings and does activities. These story times will not be live events, you will be able to view the videos at any time after they are posted. Register for this program on the Calendar of Events page here on the website to receive a link to the video after it becomes available or tune in to Facebook at the listed time to watch as soon as it is posted. This week's theme will be: Fingerprints. You may pick up your Virtual Story Time packet each week right outside the library front doors, during our open hours. This week's packet includes: Finger Print Art worksheet - a fun way to play with your child. Let them put finger prints on a page and you can help them turn their prints into fun little animals!
Alex & Friends: Dewey the Dragon Virtual Puppet Program
Sunday, July 12: starting at 7pm - Saturday, July 18For kids. Dewey the Dragon and his puppet friends will read and act out a few of your favorite fun-filled fairy tales! You may begin viewing this virtual event on Sunday, July 12th at 7pm and it will be available until Saturday, July 18th on our Facebook page. To learn more about Alex & Friends, visit their website at alexthomasandfriends.com.
How Do I Access RVDL's Social Media from the Website?
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, from the safety of their homes.
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.