• 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

    Mondays in December: 10-11am

    For children of all ages. Story times 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.
  • Shopping in Chicago Bus Trip

    Friday, Dec. 3: 8am-9:30pm

    For all ages. River Valley District Library presents the 'Shopping in Chicago: Bus Trip!' The bus will depart from the library at 8:00am. The estimated time of return is 9:30pm. The cost is $35 per person. To reserve your seat or for questions/more information, please contact Kathy Peschang by e-mailing her at: kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org or by calling 309-523-3440.
  • Friends of the River Valley District Library Meeting

    Monday, Dec. 6: 9-10am

    The Friends of the River Valley District Library will meet in the upstairs Community Room of the library on Monday, Dec. 6th at 9am. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Learn more about the Friends group by visiting our "Friends of the Library" page or search for them on Facebook.
  • An Afternoon of Bunco with The Friends of the Library

    Wednesday, Dec. 8: 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, Dec. 8th 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.
  • Winter Wonder Weekend

    Friday, Dec. 10: 4-8pm & Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am-noon

    Join RVDL for our special holiday celebration, Winter Wonder Weekend! Visit our Vendor Fair on Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM and on Saturday from 9 AM-12 PM to find the perfect presents for your loved ones. Enjoy the decorations done by community members, fill up on cookies from our cookie exchange, vote on your favorite tree from the staff's tree decorating contest, and get your presents beautifully wrapped at our Gift Wrapping Station! Also, make sure to stop by with your young ones between 4 & 8 pm on Friday, for a very special visit from Mr. Claus! For more information, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • B.Y.O.B. Book Discussion Group

    Tuesday, Dec. 14: 6:30-7:30pm

    For adults of all ages. Have you been reading something great and want to share it? Bring it to our B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book) Book Discussion Group! Talk about what you've been reading, and hear what books others have enjoyed. You might even find your next good read! Call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library for more information.
  • **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!!

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.