2019 Summer Reading Program
Monday, June 3rd - Friday, July 19th
For all ages. The 2019 Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories", will begin Monday, June 3rd and run until Friday, July 19th. This program is open to ALL ages, adults, teens and children. REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 3RD. By registering to participate, you will be eligible to win prizes and gift cards at the end of the program. There will also be many events associated with Summer Reading, make sure and check back here and on Facebook. For more information or if you have any questions please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library. Happy Reading!!
Saturday, June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6 & 13: 11am - 1pm
For teens/young adults, ages 15-25. Are you looking to learn some life skills that will help you become an adultier adult? Let us help! The library will be hosting "adulting" classes on Saturdays throughout the Summer Reading Program beginning on June 8th and lasting until July 13th. This series of six classes is designed to help you learn to handle the responsibilities of adulthood. These classes are free to attend, however registration is required. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library. You may also register at rivervalleylibrary.org on the "Calendar of Events" page.
Laura F. Keyes as Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Wednesday, June 19: 6-7pm
Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for equal rights for women for over fifty years. Upon her death in 1902 she left behind a legacy of her crusade for female equality and myriad writings that would inspire feminists for over a century to come. Hear from Mrs. Stanton in 1866, when the Civil War was over, but the battle for Women’s Suffrage was just beginning. Join Laura F. Keyes, as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, for this informative and inspiring presentation. To learn more about Laura, visit her website at laurafkeyes.com or search on Facebook for "Historic Voices". This presentation is geared towards adults but all are welcome to attend. There is no fee to attend, however registration is required. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library. You may also register to attend here on the website via the "Calendar of Events" page.
2019 Summer Solstice Celebration @ Illiniwek Forest Preserve
Friday, June 21: 5am-9pm
We will celebrate the summer solstice at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton! Ms. Jade and other volunteers from RVDL will be at the park for story time and crafts from 10am until noon. For more information and a complete schedule of events, check our "Events" section on Facebook or visit the Illiniwek Forest Preserve page.