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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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Library Holiday Hours

The library will be closed the following dates for the upcoming holidays: Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 in observance of Christmas and Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 in observance of New Year's. We here at the library wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Gadgets and Gizmos Fair: Monday, December 29: 6-7:30pm

We will have staff on hand to answer questions and provide help with tablet devices. Participants may bring their device to receive one on one assistance. This a no sales, no pressure way to learn more about your tablet. Please call 309-523-3440 or stop in the library if you have any questions or if you would be interested in attending.

River Valley District Library Board of Trustees Meeting: Monday, January 19: 5:30-7:30pm

The library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, January 19th at 5:30pm in the upstairs Community Room. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Did you know...

All video games and movies are now free!! You can check out all video games and movies, new or old, for no fee! New movies check out for two days and you get to keep older releases and video games for a week. Stay warm with some free indoor entertainment!

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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