Update on Current Library Services
Beginning Monday, July 27thBeginning Monday, July 27th, is offering curbside services and APPOINTMENT ONLY computer usage. Please check back here and on our Facebook page for additional updates on this situation. Thank you and please stay safe.
The 2020 Summer Reading Program Has Ended!
Thank you to all of our participants!!Our 2020 Summer Reading Program ended on Saturday, July 18th. Although this year was a little different, we still had a wonderful time with many books read and lots of virtual events attended. A huge thank you to all of our participants and virtual programmers, this year would not have been possible without all of you! Please click here to view our 7/27 eNewsletter that included our ending numbers. We hope every one has a great rest of their summer, keep reading!!
Friends of the Library Quilt Board Contest
Now through Friday, Sept. 11thAdults and Teens-looking for a creative summer project? Would you like a chance to see your talent and creativity on permanent display in front of the library? The Friends of the RVDL are planning a 4’ x 8’ painted quilt board and need your help! The quilt will be comprised of 18 squares, each one depicting some aspect of the history or culture of our library area. Ideas could include, but are certainly not limited to sketches of the old library, the River, river traffic, historic downtown, river area birds and animals, Native American local history/artifacts, books,and technology. The Historical Society, long-term residents and off course, the library itself could be great resources for ideas and photos. Please submit your original 13” x 13” color drawings to the library NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 11th. The Friends of the RVDL will select the final design squares and paint the quilt. If your square is chosen and you would like to paint it yourself, just let us know. Thank you and we look forward to seeing all your designs!
August Reading Challenge
Through the month of August 2020For all ages. Join us on our READsquared virtual platform for more reading challenges in the upcoming months! Read at least 4 books during the month of August to earn a new badge for your collection. Also for our August Challenge, we are asking you to read 4 books written by an author of color. Check out the Authors of Color reading lists at READsquared or the displays at the library for some great titles to get you started! Follow this link to visit our READsquared page -> https://rivervalleylibrary.readsquared.com. Check back next month for another fun challenge. Happy reading!
Community Blood Drive
Monday, Aug. 10: 3:30-6pmRiver Valley District Library will host a Community Blood Drive with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Monday, Aug. 10th from 3:30pm until 6pm. To register to donate, please click here. You must be 16 years of age (16 or younger will require a permission slip), weigh 110 lbs., have a photo ID and be healthy to qualify to donate. We also ask that you please eat before your appointment. No walk-ins will be allowed to ensure we do not exceed the 10 person maximum. For more information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays during the month of August at 8amJoin Marybeth every Thursday morning at 8am in the library parking lot, weather permitting, for Morning Yoga starting August 13th! If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Marybeth at 563-271-8289. Participants are asked to recognize current social distancing guidelines (staying 6 feet apart) during this program. A limited number of mats and blocks will be provided. There is no fee, although donations are appreciated. for more information and a message from Marybeth visit our Morning Yoga Facebook event.
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.