This Week at RVDL

Monday, August 3rd

Received this email from a friend? Click to subscribe!

If a library fan forwarded this newsletter to you and you’d like your very own you can sign up here.

Due to the rising rates of COVID-19 in Port Byron and the surrounding area, we will continue to offer Curbside Pickup and computer use by appointment only for this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Today's Trivium

What is the name of the monster in Mary Shelley's most famous novel, subtitled The Modern Prometheus?

Blood Drive on August 10th at 3:30-6pm

River Valley District Library is proud to once again host a Blood Drive with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Our Blood Drive will take place in the upstairs community room.

Appointments are required and no walk-ins will be allowed.

Click the button below to sign up online, or call the library at (309)523-3440.

Big picture

Check out this fun back to school story! Shared by StoryTime at Awnie's House.

📚 Kids Book Read Aloud: WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES by Ryan T. Higgins

Trivium Answer


Though not named in the novel, Mary referred to the monster as "Adam" during readings of her novel. In the novel, the Monster says to Dr. Frankenstein, "I ought to be thy Adam" (referring to Adam and Eve).

River Valley District Library

Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed