Current Library Services
We are excited to announce our doors will be unlocked and open for browsing beginning Monday, February 1st! We ask that our visitors wear a mask, covering both nose & mouth, and "scrub your paws" upon entering the building. We also ask that browsing times be limited and social distancing guidelines be maintained. Curbside pickup will still be offered and we will continue to offer computer use by appointment. To schedule a curbside or computer appointment, call the library at 309-523-3440. We look forward to seeing all of our patrons safely again!
Virtual Dungeons and Dragons
Saturday, Apr. 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th: 1-3:30pm
Join Coach T. for some virtual DnD! E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register to attend. Any new groups wanting to participate must provide their own Dungeon Master. Coach T will confirm your spot at the table with an email.
Blackout Poetry Craft Kits
Through the month of April 2021 (while supplies last)
For all ages. April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we will be making our own poetry! Pick up your “Blackout Poetry Craft Kit” this month and explore this fun and creative way of making poetry. Make sure you send a picture of your poem to email@example.com or bring your poem down to the library where we can put it on display! For more information or to pick up your kit, call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry Presented by Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D.
Friday, Apr. 30: 6:30-7:30pm
RVDL welcomes IL Humanities Road Scholar, journalist, and Beat Latino radio show host and producer, Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D., for this musical, informative, and interactive program! “Latin hip hop artists are advancing the poetic traditions of their countries in unique ways. Nevertheless, academia and poetic circles have surprisingly not embraced and celebrated these artists as poets. This program, with video and lyric examples, will make a case for hip hop as the new poetry with a focus on Latinos in the U.S., the Americas. The presentation, paired with slides and a rich set of musical videos, is lively, light and fun, and focused on participation, discussion, and musical enjoyment!" -IL Humanities Road Scholars. To learn more about Catalina, visit her website by clicking here. To register to attend, visit the Calendar of Events page here on our website.
Check Out Comics Plus!!
Great, free 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 & 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!