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Boost Your Child's Immunity: Saturday, October 25: 10-11am

From Halloween until Christmas your child's immune system is being bombarded with poor nutrional choices, increased sugar intake and decreased sleep. Remember it's not just the holiday season, it's also the cold and flu season. Learn the few minor adjustments you can make to arm your children for the assault. Call 309-523-3440 or stop in the library to sign up to attend.

Cup of Tea Book Club-Halloween Edition: Wednesday, October 29: 6-7pm

This month, in honor of Halloween, we will be reading scary books or stories! Even if you haven't attended a meeting before, please feel free to come and discuss a book in the horror genre that you did or did not enjoy, we are always accepting new members. Call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library to let us know you will be attending. Come share some shivers with us!

Observe the Moon and Friends with Karl: Thursday, October 30: 7-8pm

If clear skies, we will enjoy telescopic views of the Moon, including craters and mountains. If the air is steady, we will try to see Hadley Rille (Apollo 15 landing area). Another favorite target is the colorful double star Alberio. If the sky is dark and clear enough, we will try to see the star cluster M15 and other objects (as sky conditions permit). If it's cloudy, we’ll take a look at our Tug competitors across the river in LeClaire. If it rains, the event will be cancelled and rescheduled. Please sign up at the library or call 309-523-3440 by October 25th, so we may line up more telescopes if needed. This is an all ages program. Hope to see you there!

Trick or Treat at the Library: Friday, October 31: 5:30-7:30pm

Please stop in and see us while you are out and about trick or treating! We will be giving out some yummy treats and we would love to see your costumes! Hope to see you then for some spooky fun!

Book Quilt Raffle

In honor of our 100th birthday, we are raffling off the gorgeous book quilt that was on display at our 100th birthday party made by the Quilting by the River group. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and are available at the library circulation desk. if you would like to see the quilt, it is currently in our display case near the entrance for viewing. The drawing will be held Tuesday, December 30th.

Check Out Some New Non Fiction!

The library is pleased to announce that we have recently received a grant to purchase new non-fiction DVD's for our collection! This includes documentaries, concerts, instructional videos, popular television and much more. All DVD's purchased with the grant are on display near the music section. They are free and check out for one week. Stop in and pick a few up today!

River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Election

The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees has five positions up for election in April 2015: Library Trustee, 4 year term (three positions) and Library Trustee, 2 year term (two positions). Any person who resides within the library district and is a registered voter is eligible to run for office. Interested parties may pick up an election packet at the library.

Building Expansion Information

At a special meeting held on Feb. 4th 2013, the "Old Academy" Site was chosen as the preferred site for our building expansion project. The secondary choice was remaining at the exisiting site. At the Library Board meeting held on Monday, October 20th 2014, Wastyn and Associates submitted the results of a Feasibility Study they performed. Please click on the "Library Expansion" tab to the left of this page for more information and to view the documents related to the expansion. Also, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please call the library.

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