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214 S Main St | Port Byron, IL | Phone 309.523.3440 | Fax 309.523.3516 | e-mail
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Summer Reading Program 2016- "Read for the Win!": Monday, June 13 - Saturday, July 23

The 2016 Summer Reading Program will begin on Monday, June 13th and run through Saturday, July 23rd. This year's theme will be "Read for the Win!" You may come pick up your reading logs at any time. If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please call 309-523-3440 or stop in to the library.

The Hanson Family: Friday, June 24 at the Riverdale Elementary School Cafeteria: 5:30-6:30pm

The Hanson Family will wow and amaze you wilth unicycles, juggling, tricks and much more! Following the show everyone learns to juggle with Mark Hanson, the World's Fastest 3-Ball Juggler! Not only will your kids have a chance to juggle, they'll have a blast spinning plates and balancing nifty paper cones with the Hanson kids. This is an all ages program sponsored by The Friends of the River Valley District Library. PLEASE NOTE: This program will take place at Riverdale Elementary School in the cafeteria. If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop in to the library.

Pinterest Night: Monday, June 27: 6:30-7:30pm

For adults and young adults. Please join us for this month's Pinterest Night! We will be making "t-shirt tote bags", found on the Pinterest website. If you’ve found and made any crafts from the site, feel free to bring them for Show & Tell. You will need to bring your own t-shirt. Please keep in mind the size of the t-shirt will deterrmine the size of your tote. All other materials will be provided. Registration is required to ensure enough supplies are on hand. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Library Closed In Observance of Independence Day

The library will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesday, July 5th at 9am. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Illinois Libraries Currently Rejoining PrairieCat

The Illinois-Iowa RiverShare Libraries consortium will be changing after July 1, 2016. The eight Illinois member libraries have voted to leave RiverShare and rejoin the PrairieCat LLSAP consortium. What this means for patrons includes: effective 4/15/16, patrons were no longer able to place holds on items owned only by Iowa libraries, but were still able to check out at their sites. Effective 5/15/16, patrons were no longer able to check out at Iowa libraries. Patrons are now able to check out at all Illinois libraries, including Cordova Library. Patrons are also able to interlibrary loan items and have access to over 4,000,000+ materials through the PrairieCat consortium. Patrons are still able to place holds through the Worldshare/OCLC system, as well. Lastly, effective 7/1/16, patrons will have access to the IREAD plus the OmniLibraries/Overdrive online consortiums which feature thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies and other online resources. If you have any questions, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library. Is Back! is back on our website! provides genealogy information from around the world. You can visit our "Links, Databases" tab to the left to view the database. Interested users should stop by the library to ask for the username and password.

Library Purchases New Databases, Freegal and Zinio!

Please go to our "Links, Databases" button on the left and scroll to the "Databases" section to get started with some of our fabulous new online platforms! Not only do our patrons now have access to Zinio, the world's largest online magazine database, but we now have Freegal: Music, Freegal: Movies and Television and Freading! Have your River Valley District Library card handy and get started today!

Building Expansion Information

For any available information on the current status of our building expansion project, please click the "Library Expansion" button to the left of the page. Thank you!

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Upcoming Holiday Closure:
Monday, July 4th: Closed In
Observance of Independence Day