• Current Library Services

    Updated 6/11/21

    An Important Message from Library Director, Teri Schwenneker, about library services as of 6/11/21:
    On June 11, 2021, Illinois moved to Phase V of COVID response/reopening. Overall, this means restrictions have been removed or greatly lessened throughout the state of Illinois.
    For RVDL, the Board of Trustees approved that when the state moved to Phase V, the library would too. The agreed upon action is that all vaccinated people entering the library may choose to not wear a mask. We are very excited to see everyone, smiles blazing!!
    But…not everyone is able to go without masks. We ask for respectful consideration for those in our community that have the continued need to protect themselves and their loved ones. We ask for your special attention while gathering, to be aware of our spacing and hygiene. Hand sanitizer will be available going forward. We will also continue to offer disposable masks for those that “might be coming down with something,” however, we prefer that you skip stopping in if that is the case. We will be happy to bring you your items, curbside. We will continue to sanitize computer stations and areas shared by the 5 and under crowd 😊 Please let us know what we can do to help you! Welcome back, we are so HAPPY TO SEE YOUR SMILES!!
  • Pets On Parade

    Saturday, July 31: 10-11am

    Where is the PAW-TY you ask?? Why the Library, of course! Bring your pets down to the library parking lot for a howling good time as we take them on a short parade along the river. Costumes are strongly encouraged! Hear some un-FUR-gettable stories with Miss Celeste and be sure to grab the ulti-MUTT selfie at our photo booth before you go! We are PAWSative you won't want to miss this program! Please visit our 'Calendar of Events' page for the requirements to participate as well as registration information.
  • Makers Monday

    The first Monday of every month beginning 8/2: 5-6pm

    For ages 7 & up. Calling out to all the young engineers, scientists, artists, and architects! Visit RVDL on the first Monday of every month from 5-6 pm to make...things! That’s right! We’ll be making forts, bridges, slime, art, and all sorts of fun creations! Stop by and be ready to create! For more information, call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • Library Closed for Tug Fest

    Thurs. 8/12: Closing at 1pm, Fri. 8/13 & Sat. 8/14: CLOSED

    The Library will be closed on the following dates and times due to the Tug Fest road closures and celebration: Thursday, Aug. 12th- closing at 1pm; Friday, Aug. 13th-Saturday, Aug. 14th- CLOSED. We will reopen for our normal hours on Monday, Aug. 16th at 9am. Have a safe and fun Tug Fest weekend, Go Illinois!!!
  • Lots of Virtual Resources Right Here!

    Explore our website for some fun things to do from home

    Looking for things to do while staying 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!