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Library Thanksgiving Hours

The library hours for the Thanksgiving holiday will be as follows: Wednesday, Nov. 26- Closing at 6pm. Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov 28- Closed. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Friends of the Library Holiday Meeting: Monday, December 1: 9-10am

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity? Join us for our monthly meeting of the Friends of the River Valley District Library and learn how you can get involved and help out the library and your community. The Friends will also be bringing breakfast entrees to share and celebrate the holidays. Hope to see anyone interested in becoming a "Friend" there!

Just For Fun Band: Wednesday, December 3: 6-7:30pm

The Just for Fun Band of Muscatine IA. is back! They were a huge hit last time they were in town, this time they will be performing a variety of bluegrass and holiday music. Please join us for this FREE concert that is sure to get your toes tapping and your heart singing! Call 309-523-3440 or stop in to the library to reserve your seat today.

Holiday Open House: Thursday, December 4: 9am-7:45pm

The activities for our Holiday Open House will run at the following times: 9am - 7:45pm: Cookies and Punch, 4-5pm: Kid's Make and Take Craft in the Children's area, 5-7pm: Appetizers in the upstairs Community Room, 5:30 - 7:45pm: Randy McKay and the Community Band in the upstairs Community Room. We hope you and your family will join us for some festive fun! Please call 309-523-3440 or stop in the library to let us know you will be attending.

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.

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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