Current Library Services
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 18thDue to the increasing rise in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are altering our current services in an effort to keep our community safe. We are encouraging our patrons to continue to utilize our online catalog and eResources to obtain their materials. Curbside Services will continue to be offered. Reference Services will continue to be available through phone and email. If you are unable to utilize these options to access Library Services, you are asked to call the Library at 309-523-3440, so we may make alternate arrangements. Click here for an interactive map put together by professors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, that shows the current risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location.
January Reading Challenge
Through the month of January 2021For all ages. Join us on our READsquared virtual platform for lots of reading challenges in the upcoming months! Read one non-fiction book that will help you achieve your New Year's resolution to earn a new badge for your collection during the month of January. Check out the 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!!
January STEAM Challenge
Through the month of January 2021For children in K-5th, older kids and adults are welcome to join in as well. Introducing the monthly STEAM Challenge from River Valley District Library! Each month, there will be a new challenge issued with supplies provided by the Library. For January, we will be having fun with snow science! Call 309-523-3440 to reserve your STEAM Challenge Kit today, pick up of kits will begin Saturday, Jan. 2nd. Don't forget to upload pictures or videos of your finished project to Facebook or Instagram and tag @RiverValleyLibrary. We look forward to seeing your creations!
2021 Winter Reading Program
Monday, Feb. 1st - Sunday, Feb. 28thAll ages, visit our READsquared page by clicking here, to register for our Winter Reading Program to "Get Your Mitts on a Good Book" with RVDL! Join fun programs throughout the month to earn badges for your collection. Check out the awesome "Missions" on READsquared for even more fun! All information must be submitted by midnight on February 28th. Paper reading logs are available upon request. For all of the reading requirements and prize information, please visit our Calendar of Events page here on the website. For additional information or to pick up a paper reading log, please call 309-523-3440. Thank you and happy reading!!
Wild Winter Edibles with Rebecca Baugh
Friday, Feb. 5: 3-4pm
For all ages. Join Rebecca Baugh from the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center for a virtual presentation on Wild Winter Edibles. This presentation is free to attend, please register on our Calendar of Events page to receive the Zoom link prior to the event. The link will also be posted 10 minutes prior to the event on our Facebook page, no passcode required. For more information, please call 309-523-3440.
ATTN: New Database Alert! Try AtoZdatabases!!
Click below or visit our Databases page to try this fantastic resourceAtoZdatabases is a premier reference, research, marketing, mailing lists/sales leads, and job search database. This database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities! Visit our Databases page for the link by clicking here. Have your library card on hand to log-in and get started today!
Check Out Comics Plus!!
Great, free comics & graphic novels with your library card!Are you a comic fan!? We now offer the digital Comics Plus Database, Comics Plus has over 20,000 different comics available for all ages. It has everything from Disney princesses to superheroes, horror to non- fiction, full graphic novels to illustrated biographies and much more! Click here and look up River Valley District Library, your log in information is your library card number. NOTE: This app is best used with a PC or tablet.
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.