Wednesday, April 1st

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Closure Update

You may have heard that the Governor has extended the "Stay-At-Home" order until the end of April. We care very deeply for the safety of every family member of the River Valley District Library, and will not risk anyone’s life. The Library Board announced Monday night that the library will remain closed until the "Stay-At-Home" order is lifted.

What does this mean for us?

The library will continue to be a source of education, information, and entertainment for our community. Our online branch has been and continues to be open 24/7. You have this access at our website, and our Social Media offerings, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Please check these platforms to see how your library family is working diligently to make sure we care for you from afar!! Even though we are not able to do this in the normal of the past, we are committed to learning how we can care for you while not putting anyone at risk. Check it out—pun intended! It is so important that you send us your feedback, send us emails, phone messages and comment socially. We can only do this together; we will come through this better and stronger.

We are the Resilient River Valley District Library family!!!

Stay calm and safe,

Teri Schwenneker and your entire River Valley family.

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Today's Trivia

Rose Byrne played biographer Rebecca Skloot in the HBO movie based on what book?

Check Out Coach T reading Chapter 1 of The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

RVDL Virtual Storytime with Coach T Hurry: The Bad Beginning- Chapter 1

Learn a language from the comfort of your own home

RVDL has always strived to provide great online resources for our community.

Today I would like to highlight:

Mango Languages

Mango overs over 70 language courses including Spanish, French, Italian, and more!

These easy to understand lessons allow you to

practice pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and more.

Practice a language you already know or learn a new one.

This resource is free for all RVDL cardholders!

Follow the steps below to start learning a new language today!

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Staff Picks

Today's pick is from Nikki, our Tech Services Manager/Media Specialist.

She is reading


by Majorie Liu

"A magical girl with a dark secret, mystical cats, a extraordinary world and beautiful artwork! Need I say more? Check out the series on Hoopla at and get ready to start binging!"

Trivia Answer

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Click the button below to read the ebook at eRead Illinois (Axis 360).

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Axis 360

Click here to read "The Immortal Life on Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot on Axis 360.