A Message From Our Director, Teri Schwenneker
Read below for an important message from our library director
Dear Beloved Library Community,
You may have heard that the Governor has extended the "Stay-At-Home" order until the end of April. We care very deeply for the safety of every family member of the River Valley District Library, and will not risk anyone’s life. The Library Board announced Monday night that the library will remain closed until the "Stay-At-Home" order is lifted.
What does this mean for us ?
The library will continue to be a source of education, information, and entertainment for our community. Our online branch has been and continues to be open 24/7. You have this access at our website, www.rivervalleylibrary.org and our Social Media offerings, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Please check these platforms to see how your library family is working diligently to make sure we care for you from afar!! Even though we are not able to do this in the normal of the past, we are committed to learning how we can care for you while not putting anyone at risk. Check it out—pun intended!
It is so important that you send us your feedback, send us emails, phone messages and comment socially. We can only do this together; we will come through this better and stronger.
We are the Resilient River Valley District Library family!!!
Stay calm and safe,
Teri Schwenneker and your entire River Valley family.
The Library May Be Closed But The Digital Library Is Always Open!
Check out our digital resources by exploring the websiteThe Library may be closed but the digital library is always open! Have you visited our online databases, digital book/audiobook options or our online music and movie sites? Explore the website and check out a variety of different things that we have available through our online resources. Learn all about world culture with the "A to Z" databases, download music/movies with Freegal or Hoopla or pick up a new dialect with Mango Languages! It's all free and available with your RVDL card, get started today!!
Attention: Important Information & Good News!
From Hoopla and the LibraryIn order to provide relief to Libraries and to provide more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla Digital has curated the Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection. This list of more than 1,000 top titles will be FREE to Libraries - PLUS each Patron will be debited ZERO Borrows when they borrow any of the included titles! Also, RVDL has temporarily raised the number of check outs per patron to 10 instead of 8! Everyone could use a mental break from time to time. Slip into a great story, get fit with a video, or just listen to some music and relax with great titles in this multi-format collection. Please have your library card on hand, you will need the barcode number and your PIN will most likely be the last 4 digits of your barcode number. Visit the Hoopla page here on our website and get started today!
Free eBook Collections for Distance Learning
Courtesy of Big Timber MediaAs schools and libraries remain closed to stop the spread of the COVID-19, Big Timber Media wants to help educators with their distance learning plans. Big Timber Media & their publishing partners are offering free access to a variety of eBooks through June 30th. These bundles are web-hosted, which means accessing the eBooks requires an internet connection. Visit the collections by clicking here and feel free to share the links with students and other educators.
Library Closed Until Further Notice
Due to COVID-19The library closed, Monday, Mar. 16th and will remain closed until further notice. The book drop will also be CLOSED so please do not return any items you have checked out during this time, we will forgive all fines/fees that are accumulated. We apologize for the inconvenience, however, we want to keep the health and safety of our patrons first and foremost. Please keep checking back here and on Facebook for the most up to date information. Stay home and safe!
Library Card Registration Still Available Online
E-mail us to sign up for card and get access to digital resources!We are working to get everyone in our District access to the Online Branch of the Library. It is open 24/7! If you are new to the area and would like to register for access, you may contact the library and we will e-mail or call you for the information we need to get you started. We will then send your card in the mail. Please contact us by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
Wireless internet access covers the entire building! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children and meeting room areas.