• Story Time with Ms. Celeste

    Mondays in May: 10-11am

    For children of all ages. Storytimes will be every Monday morning from 10-11am. Join us for bubbles, music, crafts, games, snacks, and tons of amazing books! For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • 2022 Birdies for Charity

    Through Friday, June 10th

    The Friends of the River Valley District Library are participating in the 2022 Birdies for Charity fundraiser! To donate, visit birdiesforcharity.com, the Friends bird number is 2005. Donations will go to library programs/materials throughout the year and will be accepted through Friday, June 10th. Thank you in advance!!
  • Games & More

    Friday, May 20: 1-3pm

    For adults who like to play games. We will have card games, board games, puzzles, dominoes, and much more! All are welcome, there is no cost to attend. For more information, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
  • Tales on the Trail at Dorrance Park

    Sunday, May 22: 1-3pm

    For all ages. Join River Valley District Library and Cordova District Library for a walk through Dorrance Park full of stories, activities, and treats! For more information, call 309-523-3440 or e-mail Celeste at celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org.
  • Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Jessamine Chan & Emily Maloney

    Wednesday, May 25: 7-8pm

    For all ages. Join Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney for a discussion about the systems of power that impact our lives, our families, and our finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, 'The School for Good Mothers' and 'Cost of Living.' Jessamine Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of 'The School for Good Mothers', her debut novel. Her short stories have appeared in 'Tin House' and 'Epoch.' She holds an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Chicago with her family. Emily Maloney is the author of 'Cost of Living', a collection of essays. Her work has appeared in 'Glamour', 'Virginia Quarterly Review', and 'Best American Essays', among others. She holds an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh and lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her partner and their dog. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). To register and attend this virtual event via Zoom, visit our Calendar of Events page.
  • Lego Club

    Saturday, May 28: 11am-12pm

    Best for kids 5 and up. Knock, knock. Who’s there? LEGO. LEGO who? LEGO the doorknob and let me in! I need to make it to the Lego Club at the library! Come to RVDL on the 4th Saturday of each month and create your Lego masterpieces. Whether you want to take on the monthly challenge, or just build your own creation, we’re going to have a bricky blast! Call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library for more information.
  • Library Closed for Memorial Day

    Monday, May 30: CLOSED all day

    The library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesday, May 31st at 9am. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend!
  • Friends of the River Valley District Library Meeting

    Thursday, Jun. 2: 9:45-11am

    The Friends of the River Valley District Library will meet in the upstairs Community Room of the library on Thursday, June 2nd, for breakfast at 9:45am with the meeting beginning at 10am. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Learn more about the Friends group by visiting our "Friends of the Library" page or searching for them on Facebook.

The Library Board of Trustees currently has one opening available! If you meet the following qualifications, please e-mail board@rivervalleylibrary.org or call 309-523-3440 to apply! Do you...live in our library district? Have a schedule that enables you to meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30pm? Have an interest in the library and helping us reach our goals? If so, contact us today to join!