• Current Library Services

    Updated 8/30/21

    An Important Message from Library Director, Teri Schwenneker, about library services as of 8/30/21: 
    In light of the increase in COVID-19 cases, River Valley District Library will be complying with the Governor's mask mandate. We all know the drill... please wear your mask indoors and when social distancing is not possible. Also, please wash your hands and stay home if you are sick. We will have disposable masks and hand sanitizer available for those who need them. Please know that we will not deny any patrons access to materials!! We ask that you call us at 309-523-3440 if you prefer to utilize curbside pickup or other arrangements, so we can get you what you want or need. Please, please....let's do our part....so we can ALL BREATHE again!!
    Thanks to all of our wonderful community members! Take care, until we see your beautiful smiles again!!!  --Teri
  • Story Time with Ms. Celeste

    Monday A.M.~ 10-11am & Wednesday P.M.~ 6-7pm

    For children of all ages. Story times will be every Monday morning from 10-11am and Wednesday night from 6-7pm. 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.
  • Lego Club

    Saturday, Oct. 23: 11am-noon

    Best 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.
  • Pinterest Night

    Monday, Oct. 25: 6:30-7:45pm

    Adults and young adults, please join us for the return of Pinterest Night! We will be making a fun, autumn craft! If you’ve found and made any crafts from the site, feel free to bring them for Show & Tell. All materials will be provided and it is free to attend. Registration is required to ensure enough supplies are on hand. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page here on the website.
  • 5 Flavors: How the Palate Changes (with UIC Extension)

    Tuesday, Oct. 26: 10-11am

    For adults. How does our palate change through our lifecycle? Learn about the five senses, the process of aging, and the connection between smell and taste. What are some ways to enhance flavor using color and spices? What is behind the psychology of taste? This program is provided by the University of Illinois Extension - serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark Counties. There is no cost to attend. To register, click here, call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • Halloween Costume Dance Party & Trunk or Treat

    Friday, Oct. 29: 5-7:30pm

    For all ages. Bring your ghoulest dance moves to RVDL for our Halloween Costume Dance Party! Get ready to bust out your go-to spooky dances: The Funky Frankenstein, the Oogie Boogie, and of course the Monster Mash! But, that’s not all! On your way to the dance floor, make sure to visit our parking lot for Trunk or Treating! Stop by any of the spooked-out vehicles to check out the decorations and get some treats! If you would like to participate as a Trunk or Treat vehicle, please fill out the Google Form linked below. There are only 12 spots available, so sign up fast! Click here to register. To register to attend the Dance Party, call 309-523-3440 or visit our Calendar of Events page.
  • **NEW Database Alert**

    Try our brand new, free, fun, online resource for kids- BookFlix!

    For kids 3-8 years of age. Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn. Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery. Visit our Databases page and have your library card ready to get started today!!
  • 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!

Wireless internet access covers our entire building, including the parking lot! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children's, and meeting room areas. Please call 309-523-3440 for the most up-to-date guidelines on library computer usage.