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

Illinois Libraries Set to Rejoin 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 will mean for patrons includes: effective 4/15/16, patrons will no longer be able to place holds on items owned only by Iowa libraries, but you will still be able to check out at their sites. Effective 5/15/16, patrons will no longer be able to check out at Iowa libraries. Patrons will be able to check out at all Illinois libraries, including Cordova Library. Patrons will also be able to interlibrary loan items and will have access to over 4,000,000+ materials through the PrairieCat consortium. Patrons will still be 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.

Adult Book Club: Monday, May 2: 6-7pm

It's book club time again! Join Ms. Tara for the first meeting of Adult Book Club for the season on Monday, May 2nd at 6pm. The discussion will be on "The Revenant", a tale of obsession and human will to survive. If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up to attend, please call 309-523-3400 or stop in to the library.

Parent & Child Tea Party with Sandra McCone: Thursday, May 5: 5-6:30pm

Come into the world of the "Three Little Lasses" and their fairy friends with a program by author and fairy grandmother, Sandra McCone! Then enjoy some cookies and sweet fairy punch served in real china at a lovely decorated table. Later, make a fairy abode to take home. Please feel free to dress in fairy/elf/butterfly attire. This event is limited to 50 participants and spots are filling up fast so make sure to get signed up ASAP. 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

Friends of the Library Annual & Perennial Plant Sale: Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7

The Friends of the Library Annual & Perennial Plant Sale will take place across the street from the library the following dates & times: Friday, May 6: 9am -7:30pm and Saturday, May 7: 9am - 1pm. There will be a wide variety to choose from at very reasonable prices, great for yourself or for that special person on Mother's Day! If you have any questions or if you are interested in ordering any full flats of annuals please contact Deb at 523-2003 by May 5th.

Library Closed for Staff In-Service Day: Friday, May 6

The library will be closed all day Friday, May 6th, for staff training. The Friends of the Library Plant Sale will still take place outdoors and we will reopen for our normal hours on Saturday, May 7th, 9am - 1pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will still stop by the Friends Plant Sale for your Mothers Day and gardening needs! 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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Friday, May 6th
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