Story Time with Ms. Celeste
Mondays & Thursdays in December: 10:45-11:30amFor children of all ages. Storytimes will be Monday & Thursday mornings from 10:45-11:30 am. 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.
RVDL Strategic Plan Focus Groups
Saturday, Dec. 3: 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pmThe River Valley District Library Board of Trustees and staff members have decided that we cannot move forward without your help! The Board of Trustees along, with the assistance of Amanda Standerfer at Fast Forwarding Libraries LLC, have worked to develop a simple yet effective process to conduct four very critical focus groups. Focus discussions will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 9:30 AM and 11 AM. Please call Kathy Peschang at 309-523-3440 or stop by the library for more information.
It's Your Choice! (Now at Blue Suede Cocktails & Coffee!)
Tuesday, Dec. 6: 3:30-4:30pmFor all ages. As the title suggests, this group really is your choice! We will meet at Blue Suede Cocktails & Coffee on the first Tuesday of the month and talk about whatever book or movie anyone wants to discuss or suggest. This group will be led by Friend of the Library, Joanne. While you're there, ask about how you too can become a Friend of the Library! For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page.
DIY Sharpie Mugs
Thursday, Dec. 8: 6-7:30pmFor adults/young adults of all ages. Start the holiday season with a customized holiday mug! This craft is versatile and easy. These mugs make great gifts, and they are unique additions to household mug collections. Registration is required, there is no cost to participate. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page.
RVDL @ Port Byron Christmas Walk
Friday, Dec. 9: 4-8pmFor all ages. Stop into RVDL during Port Byron's Christmas Walk to shop our Vendor Fair and Bake Sale, Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frost, and listen to some wonderful music! Don't miss the Wandering Patriots Harmonica Band at 6 pm! For more information, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Monday, Dec. 12: 5:30-7:30pmThe River Valley District Library Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 12th at 5:30pm. The public is welcome & encouraged to attend the meeting in person or via Zoom. The meeting agenda with the guidelines to follow will be available on the "Agendas & Minutes" page. If you have any questions, please call the library at 309-523-3440.
Illinois Libraries Present: Midwest Baking with Shauna Sever
Tuesday, Dec. 13: 7-8pmFor adults of all ages. Join Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and daughter of the great Midwest, for this special Illinois Libraries Present holiday season virtual event. Shauna will share her love of food, baking, and some tips to make your holiday gatherings delicious. As a writer, Shauna’s work is best defined by her baking-centric cookbooks. Her fourth, "Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland", was named a Best Baking Cookbook of 2019 by The New York Times. She has also contributed food stories and recipes for The Wall Street Journal, Food52, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, Real Simple, Midwest Living, Food and Wine, O Magazine, and many more. Though her career began in broadcast journalism, and she now talks about pie instead of Hollywood, she uses the same skill set for her regular television appearances on TODAY Show and Food Network. After 12 years of California living, Shauna and her family returned to Chicago, where she now bakes, writes, and is always on the hunt for great old-school Midwestern bakeries. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). To register to watch via Zoom, visit our Calendar of Events page.
Wireless internet access covers our entire building, including the parking lot! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, and children's areas. Please call 309-523-3440 for the most up-to-date guidelines on library computer usage.