Current Library Services
Updated 2/1/21We are excited to announce our doors will be unlocked and open for browsing beginning Monday, February 1st! We ask that our visitors wear a mask, covering both nose & mouth, and "scrub your paws" upon entering the building. We also ask that browsing times be limited and social distancing guidelines be maintained. Curbside pickup will still be offered and we will continue to offer computer use by appointment. To schedule a curbside or computer appointment, call the library at 309-523-3440. We look forward to seeing all of our patrons safely again!
Family Storytime Sessions with Ms. Celeste
Monday through Friday (beginning Mon. 4/26): 10am-4pmFor children of all ages. Story Time is back, beginning Monday, Apr. 26th at 10am! Ms. Celeste will be having 30-minute sessions of in-person storytime per family! Masks are required. Sign up for your time slot by following the link to the registration form by clicking here. You may also register by calling us at 309-523-3440 or by visiting our Calendar of Events page here on the website.
Kids in the Kitchen: Mother's Day Recipe
Thursday, May 6: 10-11amFor kids of all ages. Join us for our final recipe this season by making some delicious cookies for our special Mother’s Day "Kids in the Kitchen" Cooking Class with Nina Struss! This cooking class will be the perfect activity for dad and the kids to do together while mom gets to sleep in, wake her up with some delicious cookies in bed! Does Mom want to cook too? Perfect! There’s no better present than getting in some quality time! This recipe serves up to 36, so Mothers, Grandmas, and Aunties can all get some tasty treats! For registration and recipe links, visit the Calendar of Events page here on our website.
Friends of RVDL Annual Plant Sale Pick-Up Dates
Friday, May 7th & Saturday, May 8thThe pick-up dates for the Friends of RVDL Annual Plant Sale are Friday, May 7th & Saturday, May 8th. If you made delivery arrangements, those will be delivered at your chosen time/date. For questions or details, please contact Friend of the Library, Deb Clark at 309-523-2003. Thank you for your continued support of RVDL and the Friends!!
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 12: 3-4pmFor adults. Join RVDL for a book discussion on Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict, moderated by Joanne Hachtel. Joanne Hachtel is a Port Byron resident, a volunteer docent at the Figge Art Museum, and a Friend of the River Valley District Library. She is a life-long reader and a lover of libraries. For a description of the novel being discussed, click here. To view additional details or register to attend, visit our Calendar of Events page. This is an in-person event, masks are required.
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How Do I Access RVDL's Social Media From Here??
Read Ms. Teri's instructions below to find out howWant 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 comfort all of you, as you stay safe at home.
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.