• Current Library Services

    Updated 6/11/21

    An Important Message from Library Director, Teri Schwenneker, about library services as of 6/11/21:
    On June 11, 2021, Illinois moved to Phase V of COVID response/reopening. Overall, this means restrictions have been removed or greatly lessened throughout the state of Illinois.
    For RVDL, the Board of Trustees approved that when the state moved to Phase V, the library would too. The agreed upon action is that all vaccinated people entering the library may choose to not wear a mask. We are very excited to see everyone, smiles blazing!!
    But…not everyone is able to go without masks. We ask for respectful consideration for those in our community that have the continued need to protect themselves and their loved ones. We ask for your special attention while gathering, to be aware of our spacing and hygiene. Hand sanitizer will be available going forward. We will also continue to offer disposable masks for those that “might be coming down with something,” however, we prefer that you skip stopping in if that is the case. We will be happy to bring you your items, curbside. We will continue to sanitize computer stations and areas shared by the 5 and under crowd 😊 Please let us know what we can do to help you! Welcome back, we are so HAPPY TO SEE YOUR SMILES!!
  • 2021 Summer Reading Program

    Monday, June 7th - Saturday, July 17th

    For all ages. It's that time of year again! Summer Reading is coming to River Valley District Library from June 7th to July 17th! This year's theme is "Reading Colors Your World." Sign up to receive all of your Summer Reading supplies, grab a reading log, and track all of the books you read this summer. Turn in your log by Saturday, July 17th to have your name entered for the chance to win an awesome prize! You may sign up at the library or by clicking here to use our virtual form.
  • Absolute Science: Bubble Stations

    Friday, June 25: 6-7pm

    For all ages. Join us at RVDL for Bubble Stations with Absolute Science! Bubble Stations is one of the largest Mobile Bubble Outdoor Programs in the United States. With a long-lasting, hand-made bubble solution, and hundreds of wands of different shapes and sizes from all over the world, this program is a wonderful hands-on experience that brings out the child in all of us! To learn more about Absolute Science, visit their website at absolute-science.com. Register to attend in person by calling 309-523-3440, visiting the library, or click here to register online.
  • 'Dinosaurs Rock' Virtual Event & Viewing Party

    Tuesday, June 29: 6-7pm

    For all ages. Join RVDL for an educational, exciting, and entertaining dinosaur event!!! Dinosaurs Rock brings the museum to you, for this virtual tour of all things Dino! This is a virtual program, but we are inviting guests to come to the library for a viewing party! Attending through Zoom? Make sure to stop into the library to pick up your real fossils, or give us a call at (309) 523-3440 to arrange a pick-up. To learn more about Dinosaurs Rock, visit their website at dinosaursrockprograms.com  To register to attend virtually or in person, please call 309-523-3440, stop by the library or visit our Calendar of Events page.
  • Ride & Seek 2021

    Through the month of June 2021

    Participating in River Action’s 'Ride the River-Ride and Seek?' River Valley District Library has a clue for you! Stop by and pick up our clue sheet in the case outside beginning Tuesday, June 1st. Find your clue while learning the interesting history of Port Byron! While you’re here, stop inside and check out all of the awesome services RVDL has to offer! See you soon!!
  • 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 & 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 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!