• Current Library Services

    Updated 2/1/21

    We are excited to announce our doors will be unlocked and open for browsing beginning Monday, February 1st! We ask that our visitors wear a mask, covering both nose & mouth, and "scrub your paws" upon entering the building. We also ask that browsing times be limited and social distancing guidelines be maintained. Curbside pickup will still be offered and we will continue to offer computer use by appointment. To schedule a curbside or computer appointment, call the library at 309-523-3440. We look forward to seeing all of our patrons safely again!
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Earth Day Recipe

    Thursday, Apr. 22: 10-11am

    Join in on a fun and nutritional, virtual, kid's cooking class with Nina Struss! Nina, a Hy-Vee Corporate Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, has developed a perfect Earth Day treat for kids interested in cooking! Get ready for some delicious and healthy...dirt? Get in the Earth Day spirit with this "Chocolate Avocado Dirt and Worms" recipe that kids will have just as much fun making as they do eating! Visit our Calendar of Events page for recipe and registration information.
  • Egg Drop of Doom Parachute STEM Kit

    Through the month of April 2021 (while supplies last)

    Do you have some leftover Easter Eggs? Make those eggs fly all the while learning valuable lessons on air resistance, data collection, and engineering with this month’s “Egg Drop of Doom” Egg Parachute STEM Kit! We have 30 Kits available so stop by the library and pick one up while supplies last. Curbside pickup is also available, just call us at 309-523-3440.
  • Blackout Poetry Craft Kits

    Through the month of April 2021 (while supplies last)

    For all ages. April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we will be making our own poetry! Pick up your “Blackout Poetry Craft Kit” this month and explore this fun and creative way of making poetry. Make sure you send a picture of your poem to celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org or bring your poem down to the library where we can put it on display! For more information or to pick up your kit, call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • Family Storytime Sessions with Ms. Celeste

    Monday through Friday (beginning Mon. 4/26): 10am-4pm

    For children of all ages. Story Time is back, beginning Monday, Apr. 26th at 10am! Ms. Celeste will be having 30-minute sessions of in-person storytime per family! Masks are required. Sign up for your time slot by following the link to the registration form by clicking here. You may also register by calling us at 309-523-3440 or by visiting our Calendar of Events page here on the website.
  • 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 great 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!