• Library Reopening with Guidelines

    Please read the message below for details~

    As Illinois begins moving into "Phase IV" of its plan to reopen, RVDL is also looking to move forward.

    We have now reopened to the public for our normal business hours. Patrons are asked to wear a mask and observe current social distancing guidelines (keeping 6 feet between yourself and others) while in the Library. Public computers are available for use. Appointments are encouraged to reserve a computer and any computers not reserved will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patrons are asked to limit their time to one hour on the computers. We encourage people who may be "at-risk" to call prior to coming in to check our current occupancy. We will still be offering curbside service and virtual programs. We hope to continue to serve our patrons in a safe manner and look forward to seeing everyone again!

  • 2020 Summer Reading Program Ending Dates

    Friday, July 17th - Saturday, July 18th

    The 2020 Summer Reading Program will officially come to a close on Saturday, July 18th! July 18th will be the last day to log your online reading. Make sure to get everything submitted before midnight. If you are using a paper log, it must be turned into the library by 6pm on Friday, July 17th. No exceptions will be made. Thank you to all of this year's participants, keep reading!!
  • Lighthouses of the Outer Banks with Historic Voices (Zoom Presentation)

    Friday, July 17: 6-7pm

    The Outer Banks of North Carolina have been called "The Graveyard of the Atlantic" due to the centuries of shipwrecks and disasters. This illustrated lecture will share not just the history, but also the beauty of the lighthouses that guard the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
    Join this private Zoom presentation by following the link below on 7/17 at 6pm~
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81882710610?pwd=empmeWdOUmtNZzFpS2NPSjdOTk5FZz09
  • Board Trustee Needed!

    Read below for details~

    River Valley District Library has an open seat on our Board of Trustees. The Board helps support the Library's Mission "to improve and enrich the lives of our users through information, education, and recreation". Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. Trustees are required to live in the Library District. Applications must be returned to the Library no later than July 15th. The Board of Trustees will vote on an appointee at their meeting on July 20th at 5:30pm. If you or someone you know would be interested, please send an email to board@rivervalleylibrary.org or call Teri at 309-523-3440
  • Chicago: True Stories of the 1920's

    Sunday, Jul. 5th (starting at 9am) - Wednesday, Aug. 5th

    Click over to our Facebook page for this fun and engaging virtual program!  The 1920's were saturated with surprise, sequins, and murder! Listen and watch as a 1920's flapper named Flora tells us how fashion, crime, and prohibition, mixed with explosive creativity, shaped the decade of the century. Join us and learn fact from fiction and how reality relates to the musical & 2002 Oscar-winning film "Chicago." This program will be available from July 5th to August 5th, 2020. Register for this program here on the website at the Calendar of Events page to receive a link to the video after it becomes available or tune in to Facebook at the listed time to watch as soon as it is posted. Get a front-row seat and travel back with us to 1920! See you there!
  • Alex & Friends: Dewey the Dragon Virtual Puppet Program

    Sunday, Jul. 12: starting at 7pm - Saturday, Jul. 18

    For kids. Dewey the Dragon and his puppet friends will read and act out a few of your favorite fun-filled fairy tales! You may begin viewing this virtual event on Sunday, July 12th at 7pm and it will be available until Saturday, July 18th on our Facebook page. To learn more about Alex & Friends, visit their website at alexthomasandfriends.com.
  • How Do I Access RVDL's Social Media From Here??

    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.



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.