• 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!!
  • Dungeons and Dragons

    Every other Friday beginning July 30th: 4-8pm

    DnD is back! Join RVDL every other Friday from 4-8pm for the beloved fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons! Your journey will begin on July 30th. We will supply pizza to prepare you for your long and dangerous adventure. What will your future hold? Glory and power, riches and allies, or…certain death. Only the dice will decide. Please register to attend this program online by visiting our 'Calendar of Events' page here on the website or call the library at (309) 523-3440. There are limited spaces (6 players per table) so register quickly! We will send you an e-mail after your registration has been confirmed.
  • Board Trustee Vacancy

    RVDL has 1 board trustee opening!

    The River Valley District Library Board of Trustees has an opening! Our Board is made up of seven elected members that each serve four-year terms. As this position will be filling a vacancy, the term expires in 2023. An RVDL Trustee's responsibilities include: establishing policies, approving and monitoring the annual library budget, determining the library's service programs, keeping abreast of library laws and standards, as well as employment of the Library Director. RVDL Trustees 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. The Board will accept applications until the position is filled. If interested, please click here to fill out a short form and send your information by email to board@rivervalleylibrary.org or call Teri at 309-523-3440.
  • 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.
  • Community Blood Drive

    Tuesday, Aug. 3: 3:30-6:30pm

    Join RVDL and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Donor Bus on Tuesday, August 3rd from 3:30 to 6:30pm to donate blood and save lives! We are currently experiencing a severe blood shortage, and every donation makes a huge impact. You must be 16 years of age (16 or younger will require a permission slip), weigh 110 lbs., have a photo ID, and be healthy to qualify to donate. We also ask that you please eat before your appointment. Schedule your appointment by clicking here, contacting Celeste at celeste@rivervalleylibrary.org or by calling 309-523-3440.
  • B.Y.O.B. Book Discussion Group

    Tuesday, Aug. 10: 6:30-7:30pm

    For adults of all ages. Have you been reading something great and want to share it? Bring it to our B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book) Book Discussion Group! Talk about what you've been reading, and hear what books others have enjoyed. You might even find your next good read! Call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library for more information.
  • 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 reach you from our digital library branch!

**Board Trustee Vacancy**

RVDL has 1 board trustee opening!

Please consider running for a seat if you:
¨ Would like to learn more about the workings of this library.
¨ Are interested in giving back to your community.
¨ Can meet on the third Monday of the month at 5:30pm.
For more information, check the scroll bar located above this post or call us at 309-523-3440.