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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.

Library Closed In Observance of Memorial Day: Monday, May 30

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesday, May 31st at 9am. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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 23. This year's theme will be "Read for the Win!" If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please call 309-523-3440 or stop in to the library.

River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Meeting: Monday, June 13: 5:30-7:30pm

The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees will be meeting on Monday, June 13th at 5:30pm in the library's upstairs Community Room. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Adult Book Club: Monday, June 13: 6-7pm

Adult Book Club will be meeting on Monday, June 13th at 6pm. We will be discussing "Something Rich and Strange" by Ron Rash. 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. 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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