Current Library Services
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 18th
Due to the increasing rise in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are altering our current services in an effort to keep our community safe. We are encouraging our patrons to continue to utilize our online catalog and eResources to obtain their materials. Curbside Services will continue to be offered. Reference Services will continue to be available through phone and email. If you are unable to utilize these options to access Library Services, you are asked to call the Library at 309-523-3440, so we may make alternate arrangements. Click here for an interactive map put together by professors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, that shows the current risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location.
November Reading Challenge
Through the month of November 2020
For all ages. Join us on our READsquared virtual platform for lots of reading challenges in the upcoming months! Read one book about families or Thanksgiving during the month of November to earn a new badge for your collection. 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!!
November STEAM Challenge
Through the month of November 2020
For children in K-5th, older kids and adults are welcome to join in as well. Introducing 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 November, you are challenged to build your own balloon rocket! 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!
Library Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 26th & Friday, Nov. 27th: CLOSED all day
The library will be closed the following dates and times in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday: Thursday, Nov. 26th & Friday, Nov. 27th. We will reopen for our normal hours at 9am on Saturday, Nov. 28th. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Check Out Comics Plus!!
Great, free digital comics & graphic novels with your library card!
Are you a comic fan!? We now offer the digital Comics Plus Database, Comics Plus has over 20,000 different comics available for all ages. It has everything from Disney princesses to superheroes, horror to non- fiction, full graphic novels to illustrated biographies and much more! Click here and look up River Valley District Library, your log in information is your library card number. NOTE: This app is best used with a PC or tablet.
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!