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214 S Main St | Port Byron, IL | Phone 309.523.3440 | Fax 309.523.3516 | e-mail
What's New!

Author Book Signing- Gary L. Fisher: Sat. Sept. 24: 10am-1pm

Documeant Publishing and Gary L. Fisher are proud to announce the availability of his new book "Grace at the Gate". "Grace at the Gate" is one of those very rare treats, mixing historical accounts into a wonderful love story that crosses though time. A story so wonderfully real you won't be able to put it down! The library is happy to host Gary L. Fisher for an author book signing on Saturday, Sept. 24th starting at 10am. The book is available at local bookstores or you may purchase one at the event. Come for a visit, get your book signed and chat with the author at this live event! If you have any questions, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Lego Club: Saturday, Sept. 24: 11am-12:30pm

For grades K-5. Lego Club is back! The first meeting of Lego Club for the season will take place at the library in the upstairs Community Room at 11am on Saturday, Sept. 24th. We will be building lego catapults! If you have any questions or if you would like to register to attend, call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Library Board Trustee Election Packets Ready

Are you interested in becoming a library board trustee? If the answer is yes, candidate packets are now available to pick up at the library! The packets include all documents needed to successfully run for a position. If you have any questions or you need more information, stop by the library today.

Book Club for Adults: Monday, Sept. 26: 5:30-6:30pm

The Book Club for Adults will be meeting on Monday, Sept. 26th at 5:30pm. We will be discussing "The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi. If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Pinterest Night: Monday, Sept. 26: 6:30-7:30pm

For adults and young adults. Please join us for this month's Pinterest Night! We will be making "book page ornaments". If you’ve found and made any crafts from the site, feel free to bring them for Show & Tell. All materials will be provided and it is free to attend. 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. 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.

Check Out Our Free, Digital Options!

Please go to our "Links, Databases" button on the left and scroll to the "Databases" section to get started with some of our fabulous online platforms! Not only do our patrons now have access to Zinio, the world's largest online magazine database, but we also have Freegal Music 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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