• Current Library Services

    Updated Wednesday, Nov. 18th

    Due to the increasing rise in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are altering our current services in an effort to keep our community safe. We are encouraging our patrons to continue to utilize our online catalog and eResources to obtain their materials. Curbside Services will continue to be offered. Reference Services will continue to be available through phone and email. If you are unable to utilize these options to access Library Services, you are asked to call the Library at 309-523-3440, so we may make alternate arrangements. Click here for an interactive map put together by professors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, that shows the current risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location.
  • January Reading Challenge

    Through the month of January 2021

    For all ages. Join us on our READsquared virtual platform for lots of reading challenges in the upcoming months! Read one non-fiction book that will help you achieve your New Year's resolution to earn a new badge for your collection during the month of January. Check out the reading lists at READsquared or the displays at the library for some great titles to get you started! Follow this link to visit our READsquared page-https://rivervalleylibrary.readsquared.com Check back next month for another fun challenge. Happy reading!!
  • January STEAM Challenge

    Through the month of January 2021

    For children in K-5th, older kids and adults are welcome to join in as well. Introducing the monthly STEAM Challenge from River Valley District Library! Each month, there will be a new challenge issued with supplies provided by the Library. For January, we will be having fun with snow science! Call 309-523-3440 to reserve your STEAM Challenge Kit today, pick up of kits will begin Saturday, Jan. 2nd. Don't forget to upload pictures or videos of your finished project to Facebook or Instagram and tag @RiverValleyLibrary. We look forward to seeing your creations!
  • Tuesday Story Time with Ms. Jade via Zoom

    Tuesday, Jan. 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th: 10-11am

    Join Ms. Jade on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January at 10am for a LIVE Virtual Storytime via Zoom! Each presentation will feature an assortment of stories, activity kits will be available at the library for pick up but are not required for enjoying the presentation. Each story time will feature different stories, so families are encouraged to attend both days each week if they are able. The Zoom link will be posted to our Facebook page 10 minutes prior to the start time and is also available on the Calendar of Events page here on the website.

  • Bedtime Story Time with Ms. Jade via Zoom

    Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th: 6:30-7:30pm

    Enjoy a LIVE bedtime story on Wednesday nights in January with Ms. Jade at 6:30 pm! We will be reading a variety of stories as our little ones get ready to drift off to sleep. Story Times will be presented via Zoom. The link will be posted to our Facebook page 10 minutes prior to the start time and on the Calendar of Events page here on the website.
  • Thursday Story Time with Ms. Jade via Zoom

    Thursday, Jan. 14th, 21st & 28th: 10-11am

    Join Ms. Jade on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January at 10am for a LIVE Virtual Storytime via Zoom! Each presentation will feature an assortment of stories, activity kits will be available at the library for pick up but are not required for enjoying the presentation. Each story time will feature different stories, so families are encouraged to attend both days each week if they are able. The Zoom link will be posted to our Facebook page 10 minutes prior to the start time and is also available on the Calendar of Events page here on the website.
  • 2021 Winter Reading Program

    Monday, Feb. 1st - Sunday, Feb. 28th

    All ages, visit our READsquared page by clicking here, to register for our Winter Reading Program to "Get Your Mitts on a Good Book" with RVDL! Join fun programs throughout the month to earn badges for your collection. Check out the awesome "Missions" on READsquared for even more fun! All information must be submitted by midnight on February 28th. Paper reading logs are available upon request. For all of the reading requirements and prize information, please visit our Calendar of Events page here on the website. For additional information or to pick up a paper reading log, please call 309-523-3440. Thank you and happy reading!!
  • Children's Valentine's Craft Kits

    Monday, Feb. 1st - Saturday, Feb. 13th

    For children of all ages. Call the library or visit our Calendar of Events page here on the website and register to pick up your Children's Valentine's Craft Kit! These kits will include supplies to create your own unique Valentine's Day card. Call to register any time during normal hours, kits will be available for pick up beginning on Monday, Feb. 1st.
  • Lots of Virtual Resources Right Here!

    Explore our website for some fun things to do from home

    Looking for things to do while staying safe at home? Click around here on our website for a variety of fun & educational things for the whole family! Watch movies and listen to music with Hoopla, check out books and audiobooks with Overdrive or eRead Illinois and visit our "Databases" page for tons more free, online resources like our new site, Scholastic TeachablesAlso, check under the Children & Teen tabs at the top of the Home page for resources specifically geared towards these age groups. Enjoy & stay safe!