Current Library Services
Updated 2/1/21We 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: 10-11amJoin 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.
Kim Sigafus: Journeying Through The American Indian Way Of Life
Friday, Apr. 23: 6-7:30pmJoin RVDL and internationally-published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker, Kim Sigafus for this virtual program about the American Indian way of life as it once was. Learn the history of the tribes that inhabited Illinois, as well as the history of the Trail of Tears as it pertains to those tribes. Discover what a typical day in the life of a Native in the early 1800s looks like. Native harvest, music, courting, marriage, and more will be discussed, with a Q & A section at the end. Registration is required. Follow the Zoom link below to register today! To learn more about Kim, visit her website by clicking here. To register to attend, visit the Calendar of Events page here on our website.
Family Storytime Sessions with Ms. Celeste
Monday through Friday (beginning Mon. 4/26): 10am-4pmFor 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.
Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry Presented by Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D.
Friday, Apr. 30: 6:30-7:30pmRVDL welcomes IL Humanities Road Scholar, journalist, and Beat Latino radio show host and producer, Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D., for this musical, informative, and interactive program! “Latin hip hop artists are advancing the poetic traditions of their countries in unique ways. Nevertheless, academia and poetic circles have surprisingly not embraced and celebrated these artists as poets. This program, with video and lyric examples, will make a case for hip hop as the new poetry with a focus on Latinos in the U.S., the Americas. The presentation, paired with slides and a rich set of musical videos, is lively, light and fun, and focused on participation, discussion, and musical enjoyment!" -IL Humanities Road Scholars. To learn more about Catalina, visit her website by clicking here. To register to attend, visit the Calendar of Events page here on our website
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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 a while 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.
Wireless internet access covers our entire building, including the parking lot! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children and meeting room areas. Please call 309-523-3440 for current guidelines on library computer usage.