Monday, April 27th

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Stay-At-Home Order Extended

As many of you may know, Governor Pritzker has extended Illinois' Stay-At-Home Order. This means, for the time being, the Library building will continue to remain closed to the public. Our online branch and e-resources will continue to remain open 24/7 for your convenience. You can rest assured that your Library is working as diligently as possible to plan a safe and effective reopening when it becomes safe to do so. We miss our patrons and will continue to keep you all posted on what is happening if things change.

Today's Trivia

What book begins with the line:

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”?

Staff Highlight- Jade

We will begin featuring all of your favorite librarians in a Staff Highlight in each of our newsletters! Today will feature our YA/Adult Services Manager, Jade Crisp.


Jade has worked for RVDL for 1.5 years. She has 4 kiddos (3 girls and 1 boy)! During quarantine, she has been working through her TBR (To Be Read) pile and is currently reading Burned by Ellen Hopkins. She lives with 2 dogs, Sadie and Hamilton. She loves eating anything spicy, especially Mexican food. After quarantine, she is most looking forward to getting to take her kids to the nearby playground. She was born and raised in Port Byron, and after moving away for a few years, she decided to move back to the area to raise her kids. She loves her job because of the opportunities to help others and share new ideas.


Check our videos she has done for the library on our Facebook and YouTube pages!

Check out Jade with author & illustrator Gene Luen Yang at last year's Illinois' Library Association Conference

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Ms. Carol teaches how to make a May Basket in honor of May Day!

Ms Carol's 2020 Earth Day Project

Check out these fun links!

Virtually Visit 8 World-Class Libraries

Library Journal has put together a collection of online walk-throughs of beautiful libraries around the globe.

Book to Movie Adaptation you can stream online

Book Riot has so many amazing lists! Check out their website for so much more!

Trivia Answer

1984 by George Orwell



"Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell's nightmare vision of the world we were becoming in 1949 is still the great modern classic portrait of a negative Utopia."-Amazon