Current Library Services
Updated Wednesday, Aug. 12th
The Library is currently offering curbside services and APPOINTMENT ONLY computer usage & short, browsing sessions. Please check back here and on our Facebook page for additional updates on this situation. If you have questions, please call 309-523-3440. Thank you and please stay safe.
September STEAM Challenge
Through the month of September 2020
For children in K-5th, older kids and adults are welcome to join in as well. Introducing the new STEAM Challenge from River Valley District Library! Each month, there will be a new challenge issued with supplies provided by the library. For September, you are challenged to make a mini catapult. Call 309-523-3440 to request your STEAM Challenge Kit today! 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!
September Reading Challenge
Through the month of September 2020
For all ages. Join us on our READsquared virtual platform for more reading challenges in the upcoming months! Read one book during the month of September to earn a new badge for your collection. Also for our September Challenge, we are asking you to read a book from the banned/challenged book list. 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!
Virtual Storytime with Ms. Jade
Mondays & Thursdays in September at 10am
Join Ms. Jade every Monday & Thursday beginning September 10th 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 links for these live presentations will be posted to our Facebook page at 10am on Mondays & Thursdays and on our online calendar here on the website.
Virtual Bedtime Storytime with Ms. Jade
Wednesdays in September at 6:30pm
Enjoy a LIVE bedtime story on Wednesday night in September, starting on the 16th, 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 Zoom links for these live presentations will be posted to our Facebook page at 6:30pm on Wednesdays and on our online calendar here on the website.
Mikayla Oz: Virtual Magic Show & Workshop
Friday, Sept. 25: 6-7pm
For all ages. Join RVDL on Zoom for a fun Friday night! We will be welcoming the amazing magician, Mikayla Oz, performing her newest show!! This show will make you laugh & leave you in awe, you may even learn a magic trick or two! The Zoom link to the show will be posted to our Facebook page just prior to the event start time. Registration is REQUIRED, please visit our Calendar of Events page at rivervalleylibrary.org or call us at 309-523-3440 to register to attend. To learn more about Mikayla, search for her here on Facebook or visit her website at mikaylaoz.com
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 BRAND NEW site, Scholastic Teachables! Also, check under the Children & Teen tabs at the top of the Home page for resources specifically geared towards these age groups. Enjoy & stay safe!