• 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!
  • February Reading Challenge

    Through the month of February 2021

    For all ages. Join us on our READsquared virtual platform for lots of reading challenges in the upcoming months! Read one book written by an African American author, in celebration of Black History Month, to earn a new badge for your collection during the month of February. Check out the reading lists at READsquared or the displays at the library for some great titles to get you started! Click here to visit our READsquared page. Check back next month for another fun challenge. Happy reading!
  • February STEAM Challenge

    Through the month of February 2021

    For children in K-5th, older kids and adults are welcome to join in as well. Join 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 February, we will be having fun with crystal snowflakes! Call 309-523-3440 to reserve your STEAM Challenge Kit today, pick up of kits will begin Monday, Feb. 1st, while supplies last. 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. 28th

    All 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!!
  • Children's Mitten Craft Kits

    Monday, Feb. 15th - Saturday, Feb. 27th

    For children of all ages. Call the library or visit our Calendar of Events page here on the website and register to pick up your Children's Craft Kit! Celebrate our Winter Reading Program with a fun, mitten craft! Call to register any time during normal hours, kits will be available for pick up beginning on Monday, Feb. 15th.
  • Tuesday Story Time with Ms. Jade via Zoom

    Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd: 10-11am

    Join Ms. Jade on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February at 10am for a LIVE Virtual Storytime via Zoom! Each presentation will feature an assortment of stories, activity kits will be available at the library for pick up but are not required for enjoying the presentation. Each story time will feature different stories, so families are encouraged to attend both days each week if they are able. The Zoom link will be posted to our Facebook page 10 minutes prior to the start time and is also available on the Calendar of Events page here on the website.

  • Bedtime Story Time with Ms. Jade via Zoom

    Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th: 6:30-7:30pm

    Enjoy a LIVE bedtime story on Wednesday nights in February with Ms. Jade at 6:30 pm! We will be reading a variety of stories as our little ones get ready to drift off to sleep. Story Times will be presented via Zoom. The link will be posted to our Facebook page 10 minutes prior to the start time and on the Calendar of Events page here on the website.
  • Thursday Story Time with Ms. Jade via Zoom

    Thursday, Feb. 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th: 10-11am

    Join Ms. Jade on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February at 10am for a LIVE Virtual Storytime via Zoom! Each presentation will feature an assortment of stories, activity kits will be available at the library for pick up but are not required for enjoying the presentation. Each story time will feature different stories, so families are encouraged to attend both days each week if they are able. The Zoom link will be posted to our Facebook page 10 minutes prior to the start time and is also available on the Calendar of Events page here on the website.
  • Family Trivia Night

    Friday, Feb. 26: 6-8pm

    Families and friends of all ages are invited to join our family-friendly, virtual, Trivia Night! The winning family/person/group will even earn a surprise reward! PLEASE NOTE: We will be using Kahoot and Zoom for this program, so be sure to have a device handy for both. Zoom and Kahoot can both be downloaded as apps or opened on a web browser with a computer or device. For additional information or if you have any questions, please call the library at 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 staying safe at home? Click around here 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 new site, Scholastic TeachablesAlso, check under the Children & Teen tabs at the top of the Home page for resources specifically geared towards these age groups. Enjoy & stay safe!