• Current Library Services

    Updated 2/1/21

    We are excited to announce our doors will be unlocked and open for browsing beginning Monday, February 1st! We ask that our visitors wear a mask, covering both nose & mouth, and "scrub your paws" upon entering the building. We also ask that browsing times be limited and social distancing guidelines be maintained. Curbside pickup will still be offered and we will continue to offer computer use by appointment. To schedule a curbside or computer appointment, call the library at 309-523-3440. We look forward to seeing all of our patrons safely again!
  • Friends of RVDL Annual Plant Sale: Pre-Order Event

    Monday, Mar. 1st - Saturday, Apr. 17th

    Due to the library’s commitment to keeping our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends of the River Valley District Library will be taking pre-orders for their annual plant sale again this year. This popular fundraising event will offer a variety of 10-inch hanging baskets for $12.00, provided by Hy-Vee. Pick-up or delivery arrangements will be facilitated with the library staff on May 7th & 8th, 2021. You are able to place orders by clicking here beginning on Monday, Mar. 1st. Deadline for ordering is Saturday, Apr. 17th. Payment arrangements will be available by mailing a check to the library at 214 S. Main St. Port Byron, IL 61275 or by stopping into the library. For questions or details, please contact Friend of the Library, Deb Clark at 309-523-2003. Thank you for your continued support of RVDL and the Friends!!
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Earth Day Recipe

    Thursday, Apr. 22: 10-11am

    Join in on a fun and nutritional, virtual, kid's cooking class with Nina Struss! Nina, a Hy-Vee Corporate Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, has developed a perfect Earth Day treat for kids interested in cooking! Get ready for some delicious and healthy...dirt? Get in the Earth Day spirit with this "Chocolate Avocado Dirt and Worms" recipe that kids will have just as much fun making as they do eating! Visit our Calendar of Events page for recipe and registration information.
  • Kim Sigafus: Journeying Through The American Indian Way Of Life

    Friday, Apr. 23: 6-7:30pm

    Join RVDL and internationally-published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker, Kim Sigafus for this virtual program about the American Indian way of life as it once was. Learn the history of the tribes that inhabited Illinois, as well as the history of the Trail of Tears as it pertains to those tribes. Discover what a typical day in the life of a Native in the early 1800s looks like. Native harvest, music, courting, marriage, and more will be discussed, with a Q & A section at the end. Registration is required. Follow the Zoom link below to register today! To learn more about Kim, visit her website by clicking here. To register to attend, visit the Calendar of Events page here on our website.
  • Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry Presented by Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D.

    Friday, Apr. 30: 6:30-7:30pm

    RVDL welcomes IL Humanities Road Scholar, journalist, and Beat Latino radio show host and producer, Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D., for this musical, informative, and interactive program! “Latin hip hop artists are advancing the poetic traditions of their countries in unique ways. Nevertheless, academia and poetic circles have surprisingly not embraced and celebrated these artists as poets. This program, with video and lyric examples, will make a case for hip hop as the new poetry with a focus on Latinos in the U.S., the Americas. The presentation, paired with slides and a rich set of musical videos, is lively, light and fun, and focused on participation, discussion, and musical enjoyment!" -IL Humanities Road Scholars. To learn more about Catalina, visit her website by clicking here. To register to attend, visit the Calendar of Events page here on our website.

  • ATTN: New Database Alert! Try AtoZdatabases!!

    Click below or visit our Databases page to try this fantastic resource

    AtoZdatabases 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!
  • 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 a while 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 our entire building, including the parking lot! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children and meeting room areas. Please call 309-523-3440 for current guidelines on library computer usage.