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

Attention Frequent Website Users!

During the next 3-6 days we will be rolling out our new & improved website! If you have any technical difficulties, please be patient as it is due to the change over. If you have any questions or are needing help, please feel free to come to the library or call us at 309-523-3440. Thank you for your patience!

River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Meeting: Monday, Nov. 14: 5:30-7:30pm

The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees will be meeting on Monday, Nov.14th at 5:30pm in the library's upstairs Community Room. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thanksgiving Potluck & Movie: Thursday, Nov. 17: 12-3pm

The library will hold its annual Thanksgiving Potluck on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at noon. After we enjoy our meal we will watch the newly released to DVD, "Ghostbusters" (2016 version). We ask that everyone please sign up to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert. Ham, turkey, coffee, tea and tableware will be provided by the library. For more information or to sign up, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Adult Coloring Club: Friday, Nov. 18: 2-3pm

For adults and young adults. We hope you will join us for a fun and relaxing coloring session geared towards adults! There is no cost to attend and all materials will be provided by the library. For more information or to sign up, 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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Same Overdrive, new consortium! Now that
River Valley District Library has officially
become part of the PrairieCat consortium,
we are offering Overdrive through "OMNI"
or "Online Media of Northern Illinois
Libraries". Click the link above to sign in to
the new site today!
Thursday, Nov. 24
Closed for Thanksgiving