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  • Story Time with Ms. Celeste

    Mondays in July: 10-11am

    For 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 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.
  • Figge Art Class for Kids

    Friday, Jul. 8: 1:30-2:30pm

    For grades K-5th. Let's get artsy with the Figge at RVDL! Join us for a lesson and hands-on art project. Important Note: This event is now FULL. Please call 309-523-3440 to check for open spots. Thank you!
  • Teen Game Night

    Friday, Jul. 8: 4:30-7:45pm

    For teens. Join us for an awesome night of tabletop games, video games, and snacks! We will have Dungeons & Dragons, Swords & Sorcery/Lasers & Feelings, and a variety of video games. Registration is REQUIRED. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page.
  • Monday Movie Matinee

    Monday, July 11: 12:30-7:30pm

    Join RVDL for our LAST Summer Reading Program Monday Movie Matinee!
    Kiddos' Movie starts at 12:30 PM: Lunch provided
    Adults' Movie starts at 3:00 PM: Refreshments provided
    Teen Movie starts at 5:30 PM: Dinner provided
    This event is free to attend but registration is REQUIRED so we can accurately count meals! Please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page for listings of the movies we will be playing or to register to attend.
  • An Afternoon of Bunco with the Friends of the Library

    Wednesday, Jul. 13: 1-3pm

    The Friends of the River Valley District Library would like to invite you to join them for a fun and relaxing afternoon of Bunco and conversation on Wednesday, July 13th starting at 1pm in the library's upstairs Community Room. There is no charge to attend, and all are welcome. Never played or new to the game? No worries, we can teach you! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the River Valley District Library. If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up to attend, you may call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • Let's Make a Volcano!

    Wednesday, Jul. 13: 1:30-2:30pm

    For kids of all ages. I bet you're erupting with excitement for this one! Join RVDL as we make clay volcanos, and explore chemical reactions! Meet us across the street from the library at the picnic tables for this super exciting program! Registration is REQUIRED. Important Note: This event is now FULL. Please call 309-523-3440 to check for open spots. Thank you!
  • River Walk & Talk

    Wednesday, Jul. 13: 6-7pm

    For adults of all ages. Do you love the Mississippi? Are you searching for fun ways to exercise? Walk and talk with us along the Great River Trail, and learn more about the history and significance of the Mississippi. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or visit our Calendar of Events page.
  • Blank Park Zoo Visit

    Friday, Jul. 15: 12:30-1:30pm

    For all ages. Join RVDL and Blank Park Zoo to meet some awesome live animals! To learn more about Blank Park Zoo, search for them here on Facebook. Registration is REQUIRED. Important Note: This event is now FULL. Please call 309-523-3440 to check for open spots. Thank you!
  • Teen Cupcake Wars

    Friday, Jul. 15: 5:30-7:45pm

    For teens of all ages. Bring your creativity to the library to decorate your own cupcakes and judge who is your favorite! All materials will be provided and there is no cost to attend. Registration is REQUIRED. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page.
  • 2022 End of Summer Reading Party

    Saturday, Jul. 16: 10am-12pm

    For all age groups. Join RVDL for an end of summer reading party! Games, music, treats, and more! 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 director@rivervalleylibrary.org 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!