• 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

    Monday A.M.~ 10-11am & Wednesday P.M.~ 6-7pm

    For children of all ages. Story times will be every Monday morning from 10-11am and Wednesday night from 6-7pm. 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, Oct. 23: 11am-noon

    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.
  • Halloween Costume Dance Party & Trunk or Treat

    Friday, Oct. 29: 5-7:30pm

    For all ages. Bring your ghoulest dance moves to RVDL for our Halloween Costume Dance Party! Get ready to bust out your go-to spooky dances: The Funky Frankenstein, the Oogie Boogie, and of course the Monster Mash! *The chicken dance will be prohibited unless said chicken is a zombie. Sorry for any inconvenience. But, that’s not all! On your way to the dance floor, make sure to visit our parking lot for Trunk or Treating! Stop by any of the spooked-out vehicles to check out the decorations and get some treats! If you would like to participate as a Trunk or Treat vehicle, please fill out the Google Form linked below. There are only 12 spots available, so sign up fast! Click here to register. To register to attend the Dance Party, call 309-523-3440 or visit our Calendar of Events page.
  • Makers Monday

    Monday, Nov. 1: 5-6pm

    For ages 7 & up. Calling out to all the young engineers, scientists, artists, and architects! Visit RVDL on the first Monday of every month from 5-6pm to make...things! That’s right! We’ll be making forts, bridges, slime, art, and all sorts of fun creations! Stop by and be ready to create! For more information or to register to attend, stop by the library, call 309-523-3440 or visit our Calendar of Events page.
  • 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!