• Current Library Services

    Updated 8/30/21

    An Important Message from Library Director, Teri Schwenneker, about library services as of 8/30/21: 
    In light of the increase in COVID-19 cases, River Valley District Library will be complying with the Governor's mask mandate. We all know the drill... please wear your mask indoors and when social distancing is not possible. Also, please wash your hands and stay home if you are sick. We will have disposable masks and hand sanitizer available for those who need them. Please know that we will not deny any patrons access to materials!! We ask that you call us at 309-523-3440 if you prefer to utilize curbside pickup or other arrangements, so we can get you what you want or need. Please, please....let's do our part....so we can ALL BREATHE again!!
    Thanks to all of our wonderful community members! Take care, until we see your beautiful smiles again!!!  --Teri
  • Story Time with Ms. Celeste

    Mondays in January: 10-11am

    For children of all ages. Storytimes will be every Monday morning from 10-11 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.
  • Lego Club

    Saturday, Jan. 29: 11am-12pm

    Best for kids 5 and up. Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the Lego Club at the library! Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast! Call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library for more information.
  • Robotics Club

    Thursday, Feb. 3: 6-7pm

    For grades K & up, all skill levels are welcome! Join us for an opportunity to try some coding and programming. You may even be able to defeat various robotics challenges! For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or contact Meghan at 630-408-8312.
  • 2022 Winter Reading Program: 'Snow Many Reasons to Read!'

    Saturday, Feb. 5th - Saturday, Mar. 5th

    For all ages. The 2022 Winter Reading Program: 'Snow Many Reasons to Read!' will begin on Saturday, February 5th with our Winter Reading Kick-Off! Stop down for a scavenger hunt, winter reading kit pick-up, and “snow” many fun games! Bingo Card Reading Logs will be available for pick-up starting Monday, January 24th. You may also visit our Facebook page, where we have posted a copy to print off at home. RVDL’s 2022 Winter Reading Program is all about staying out of the cold and getting cozy with a good book! Our Bingo Card Reading Logs encourage readers to get creative with their literary selections with categories such as “A Book From the Bottom Shelf” and “A Book With a Blue Cover.” You won’t be finding any “Free” space on our Bingo Cards; Instead, we’re motivating readers to embrace the homey, comfortable vibes of winter with categories like, “Read In Your Pajamas” and “Read Using a Flashlight.” Let’s end winter the right way - warm, cozy, and well-read! For more information, please call the library at 309-523-3440. Happy Reading!!
  • 2022 Winter Reading Program Kick-Off!

    Saturday, Feb. 5: 9am-12pm

    For all ages. The 2022 Winter Reading Program: 'Snow Many Reasons to Read' will begin on Saturday, February 5th with our Winter Reading Kick-Off! Stop down for a scavenger hunt, winter reading kit pick-up, and “snow” many fun games! If you have any questions, please call the library at 309-523-3440.
  • Graham Cracker Cabins

    Monday, Feb. 7: 4:30-5:30pm

    For children of all ages. Join RVDL in making cozy cabins with graham crackers! Register on our Calendar of Events page or call 309-523-3440.
  • Lots of Virtual Resources Right Here!

    Explore our website for some fun things to do from home

    Looking for things to do while hanging out at home? Click around on our website for a variety of fun & educational things for the whole family! Watch movies and listen to music with Hoopla, check out books and audiobooks with Overdrive or eRead Illinois and visit our "Databases" page for tons more free, online resources like our BRAND NEW database, BookFlixAlso, check under the Children & Teen tabs at the top of the Home page for resources specifically geared towards these age groups. Enjoy!