• Current Library Services

    Updated 2/1/21

    We 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!
  • February Reading Challenge

    Through the month of February 2021

    For all ages. Join us on our READsquared virtual platform for lots of reading challenges in the upcoming months! Read one book written by an African American author, in celebration of Black History Month, to earn a new badge for your collection during the month of February. Check out the reading lists at READsquared or the displays at the library for some great titles to get you started! Click here to visit our READsquared page. Check back next month for another fun challenge. Happy reading!
  • February STEAM Challenge

    Through the month of February 2021

    For children in K-5th, older kids and adults are welcome to join in as well. Join the monthly STEAM Challenge from River Valley District Library! Each month, there will be a new challenge issued with supplies provided by the Library. For February, we will be having fun with crystal snowflakes! Call 309-523-3440 to reserve your STEAM Challenge Kit today, pick up of kits will begin Monday, Feb. 1st, while supplies last. Don't forget to upload pictures or videos of your finished project to Facebook or Instagram and tag @RiverValleyLibrary. We look forward to seeing your creations!
  • 2021 Winter Reading Program

    Monday, Feb. 1st - Sunday, Feb. 28th

    All ages, visit our READsquared page by clicking here, to register for our Winter Reading Program to "Get Your Mitts on a Good Book" with RVDL! Join fun programs throughout the month to earn badges for your collection. Check out the awesome "Missions" on READsquared for even more fun! All information must be submitted by midnight on February 28th. Paper reading logs are available upon request. For all of the reading requirements and prize information, please visit our Calendar of Events page here on the website. For additional information or to pick up a paper reading log, please call 309-523-3440. Thank you and happy reading!! 
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Story

    Wednesday, Feb. 24: 6-7:30pm

    Adults & young adults, please join RVDL & Historic Voices for this special, virtual event! To learn more about Historic Voices, search for them on Facebook or visit their website by clicking here. To learn more about this event, read the description from Laura Keyes of Historic Voices here ~ Have you met Laura Ingalls Wilder? Not the girl from the books, and not the woman from the television – this is the real Laura Wilder. In this presentation you will hear the real history of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and discover the times, places, and people who inspired her wonderful books. The beloved Little House books are based on Laura’s life, but they are fiction. This program explores the real life of Laura Ingalls Wilder with all its hardships and tragedies. (Due to the seriousness of the subject matter, this program is most appropriate for ages 10 and older). -Laura Keys
    For the Zoom link or to register to attend, visit our Calendar of Events page here on our website.
  • Family Trivia Night

    Friday, Feb. 26: 6-8pm

    Families and friends of all ages are invited to join our family-friendly, virtual, Trivia Night! The winning family/person/group will even earn a surprise reward! PLEASE NOTE: We will be using Kahoot and Zoom for this program, so be sure to have a device handy for both. Zoom and Kahoot can both be downloaded as apps or opened on a web browser with a computer or device. For additional information or if you have any questions, please call the library at 309-523-3440.
  • ATTN: New Database Alert! Try AtoZdatabases!!

    Click below or visit our Databases page to try this fantastic resource

    AtoZdatabases is a premier reference, research, marketing, mailing lists/sales leads, and job search database. This database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities! Visit our Databases page for the link by clicking here. Have your library card on hand to log-in and get started today!
  • Check Out Comics Plus!!

    Great, free comics & graphic novels with your library card!

    Are you a comic fan!? We now offer the digital Comics Plus Database, Comics Plus has over 20,000 different comics available for all ages. It has everything from Disney princesses to superheroes, horror to non- fiction, full graphic novels to illustrated biographies and much more! Click here and look up River Valley District Library, your log in information is your library card number. NOTE: This app is best used with a PC or tablet.
  • 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 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.

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.