July 2019 Kids' Events

Family Programs at River Valley District Library

Welcome to the Children and Families Monthly Newsletter!

Thank you for your interest in events for all ages at River Valley District Library.

We always have excited programs to keep young and old alike entertained.

Online Registration

Click here to check out our online program registration!

Circa '21 Trip

Reminder: We are taking a bus to Circa '21 on Tuesday, July 2nd to go see

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

Please be at the library no later than 8:30am on Tuesday morning.

If you are not riding the bus, please meet us at Circa '21 at 9:30am. We will be dispersing tickets at that time.

Unfortunately, there are no more tickets available through the library. If you are still wanting to attend, please contact Circa '21 to purchase a ticket.

The Doubleclicks at RVDL

River Valley District Library welcomes The Doubleclicks for a FREE family friendly concert on Monday, July 1st at 6pm. The Doubleclicks are a folk-pop sibling duo, featuring clever lyrics about dinosaurs, literature, love and the internet—with a cello, guitar, and meowing kitten keyboard. Their songs and YouTube videos have been viewed over 4 million times and are frequently featured on Boing Boing, Kotaku, the Huffington Post, and on the NPR shows "Live Wire" "All Things Acoustic" and "State of Wonder.”

NASA Ambassador

Friday, July 19th at 6pm

NASA Ambassador Steve Schauer will talk about the Apollo Moon landing, which celebrates it's 50th Anniversary this month.



Steven Schauer is a Solar System Ambassador for NASA

Steve grew up in rural Wisconsin and always had a passion for science and math. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Evangel University and eventually a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Iowa. After spending a number of years working in chemical research and teaching at the collegiate level, Steve sought a new challenge, and went back to school for Information Technology. He has spent the last 16 years as a software developer and is currently the Director of Development for a firm in East Moline, IL. Steve lives in Davenport, Iowa with his wife and has two children. In his free time, Steve loves to read and take online courses to continue learning STEM related topics. He also is also a member, along with the rest of his family, of the local Blackhawk Pipes and Drums bagpipe band.

Sensory-Friendly Play Date

Each Tuesday in July from 3-4:30

Every one of the following days, will be designed so every child regardless of level or sensory need can find fun and enjoyment. There will always be an alternate cool down and sensory space for children who need to get away for a few mins before coming back to enjoy the fun!

Kids' Constellation Canvas Art

Part 1: Monday, July 8th at 10-11:30

Join Ms. Cathy for this 2 part class to create your own Constellation Canvas Art.

The first class will be used to prep the canvases and to paint the background.

Part 2: Wednesday, July 17th at 12-1:30

Participants will be painting the constellations and sealing the canvas during this second part.


Registration is required.

Summer Reading Finishing Party

Saturday, July 20th at 10a-12p

Come to the library for games and activities in honor of the end of summer reading. We will be giving out the gift cards and other prizes that have been earned.