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214 S Main St | Port Byron, IL | Phone 309.523.3440 | Fax 309.523.3516 | e-mail
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Winter Reading Program 2016: "May The Force Read With You!": Feb. 1st - 29th

For all ages. This year's Winter Reading Program, "The Force Reads With You!", sign up will begin on Monday, Feb. 1st. The program will run until Monday, Feb. 29th. For more details or if you have any questions, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Adult Coloring Club: Friday, Feb. 5: 2-3pm

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.

All Ages Community Craft- Fidget Quilts: Tuesday, Feb. 9: 12-3pm

Fidget quilts are therapeutic quilts used to stimulate shut-in elderly patients or anyone suffering from a brain trauma and impairments. The long term care centers in our area will be very happy to take as many of these as we can sew. Anyone who would like to participate in this community project is welcome to join us. All sewing skill levels are welcome. If you don't sew, you can help cut fabric, donate supplies or organize. Donations we will be accepting for the fidget quilts include: buttons; "doodads" and embellishments; a variety of fabrics in different textures, examples include: lace, terrycloth, sateen, brocade, velvet, fake fur, fleece, and corduroy. Also zippers, pockets, rickrack, lace, braids, and all kinds of craft type materials. For more information or to sign up to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.

Family Story Time: Thursday, Feb. 11: 6-7pm

Ms. Cathy will be having a Family Story Time every Thursday during the month of February at 6pm. The second week's theme will be "Valentine's Day". We will read 2-3 books and do a easy, theme related craft. If you have any questions or if you would like 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.

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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