**ATTENTION: IMPORTANT INFORMATION**
For RVDL Patrons in regards to local holds & curbside serviceBeginning Wednesday, May 27th, you may resume placing LOCAL holds on items in the online catalog (from River Valley ONLY) and we will begin curbside service on Monday, June 1st! Curbside pick-up and drop-off of items will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. You must CALL the library at 309-523-3440 if you have questions or if you would like to make an appointment to pick-up/drop-off. PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, library staff will be quarantining returned items for a period of time. Recently returned materials may remain on your account longer than usual. When checked in, library staff will backdate the materials. No overdue fines will be charged. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!!
A Message From Our Director, Teri Schwenneker
Read below for an important message from our library director
Dear Beloved Library Community,
You may have heard that the Governor has extended the "Stay-At-Home" order until the end of April. We care very deeply for the safety of every family member of the River Valley District Library, and will not risk anyone’s life. The Library Board announced Monday night that the library will remain closed until the "Stay-At-Home" order is lifted.
What does this mean for us?
The library will continue to be a source of education, information, and entertainment for our community. Our online branch has been and continues to be open 24/7. You have this access at our website, www.rivervalleylibrary.org and our Social Media offerings, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Please check these platforms to see how your library family is working diligently to make sure we care for you from afar!! Even though we are not able to do this in the normal of the past, we are committed to learning how we can care for you while not putting anyone at risk. Check it out—pun intended!
It is so important that you send us your feedback, send us emails, phone messages and comment socially. We can only do this together; we will come through this better and stronger.
We are the Resilient River Valley District Library family!!!
Stay calm and safe,
Teri Schwenneker and your entire River Valley family.
The Library May Be Closed But The Digital Library Is Always Open!
Check out our digital resources by exploring the websiteThe Library may be closed but the digital library is always open! Have you visited our online databases, digital book/audiobook options or our online music and movie sites? Explore the website and check out a variety of different things that we have available through our online resources. Learn all about world culture with the "A to Z" databases, download music/movies with Freegal or Hoopla or pick up a new dialect with Mango Languages! It's all free and available with your RVDL card, get started today!!
Library Card Registration Still Available Online
E-mail us to sign up for a card & get access to our digital resources!We are working to get everyone in our District access to the Online Branch of the Library. It is open 24/7! If you are new to the area and would like to register for access, you may contact the library and we will e-mail or call you for the information we need to get you started. We will then send your card in the mail. Please contact us by e-mailing us at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do I Access RVDL's Social Media from the Website?
Read Ms. Teri's instructions below to find out how!Want to explore more fun on your virtual visit? Your adventures are truly four clicks away, on the small, square, colorful buttons on the right side of the banner at the top of this webpage.
The top square takes you to our fabulous fun filled Facebook page! Here you will be delighted with entertainment and education opportunities.
The second square takes you to the library’s Twitter page. Your time spent on Twitter will treat you with activities and stories.
The third square is a link to our YouTube channel! New videos are in the works but stay awhile and take a trip down memory lane by watching some of our favorite people being educated in playful ways!
The fourth square is Instagram, our online photo-sharing application. Here is where you can let your creativity shine! Share photos of your isolation projects and your thoughts in the comments sections. This growing platform will keep us connected! Show us your smile!
Your River Valley District Library staff is diligently working on more ways to comfort all of you, as you stay safe at home, from the safety of their homes.
2020 Birdies For Charity
Donations accepted until July 6th, 2020The Friends of the River Valley District Library is participating in the 2020 Birdies For Charity fundraiser! To donate, visit birdiesforcharity.com, the Friend's bird number is 2005. Donations will go to library programs and materials throughout the year. Thank you in advance!!
Attention: Important Information & Good News!
From Hoopla and the Library: EXTENDED until May 31st!In order to provide relief to Libraries and to provide more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla Digital has curated the Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection. This list of more than 1,000 top titles will be FREE to Libraries - PLUS each Patron will be debited ZERO Borrows when they borrow any of the included titles! Also, RVDL has temporarily raised the number of check outs per patron to 10 instead of 8! Everyone could use a mental break from time to time. Slip into a great story, get fit with a video, or just listen to some music and relax with great titles in this multi-format collection. Please have your library card on hand, you will need the barcode number and your PIN will most likely be the last 4 digits of your barcode number. Visit the Hoopla page here on our website and get started today!
Kid's Art Contest
Entries must be admitted between the following dates: May 1st - 31stFor kids of all ages. Do you like art? Drawing, painting, coloring, sculpting or chalk drawings? Whatever type of art inspires you, we want to see it! Since we have all been staying safe at home, Ms. Cathy has a challenge for everyone! Create a piece of art that shows us what inspires you! Have an adult take a photo and post it to the library's Facebook wall or tag us on Instagram, @RiverValleyLibrary. One lucky winner will receive a $20 Hobby Lobby gift card! The winner will be announced on Monday, June 8th. Best of luck to all of our creative geniuses out there!
Wireless internet access covers the entire building, including the parking lot! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children and meeting room areas.