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  • 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. Story times will be every Monday morning from 10-11am. 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.
  • Blue Suede Book Club @ Blue Suede Cocktails & Coffee

    Tuesday 2/1, 2/8 & 2/15: 9-10am & Thursday 2/3, 2/10 & 2/17: 6-7pm

    For adults. Join us for a book discussion at Blue Suede Cocktails & Coffee in Port Byron! For the month of February, we will explore the life of Elvis Presley. In the book "Being Elvis, A Lonely Life" by Ray Connolly, the author examines white poverty, class aspirations, and the prison that is extreme fame. For more information or to reserve your copy of the book, please e-mail Kathy at kathy@rivervalleylibrary.org or call 309-523-3440.
  • It's Your Choice!

    Tuesday, Feb. 1: 3:30-4:30pm

    For all ages. As the title suggests, this group really is your choice! We will meet and talk about whatever book or movie anyone wants to discuss or suggest. This group will meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM in the Community Room on the second floor of the library. This group will be led by a Friend of the Library, Joanne. While you're here, ask about how you too can become a Friend of the Library! For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440.
  • 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.
  • Friends of the River Valley District Library Meeting

    Monday, Feb. 7: 9-10am

    The Friends of the River Valley District Library will meet in the upstairs Community Room of the library on Monday, Jan. 3rd at 9am. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Learn more about the Friends group by visiting our "Friends of the Library" page or searching for them on Facebook.



Wireless internet access covers our entire building, including the parking lot! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children's, and meeting room areas. Please call 309-523-3440 for the most up-to-date guidelines on library computer usage.