Tuesday, April 7th

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Have you filled out your 2020 Census yet?

"Census data are used to make decisions about how and where to spend more than $1.5 trillion each year for programs and services that communities rely on. Census data also drive federal funding allocations for libraries, including grants to states under the Library Services and Technology Act. The census population count is used to determine representation in Congress (known as reapportionment) and the Electoral College. Simply put, communities that are undercounted are disadvantaged economically and politically."-ALA.org

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Today's Trivia Question

What is the oldest known book ever written?

Check the end of the newsletter for the answer!

Community-Wide Egg Hunt

As some of you may have seen, RVDL is helping spread some cheer by providing Egg Hunt Kits at several local businesses, as well as to Riverdale Schools, to be handed out with student meals. The idea is to have a community-wide window egg hunt to bring a little joy to our world. If you have a kit, please decorate your egg, then hang it in your front window. If you don't have a kit, don't worry, you can still participate! Simply cut out an egg shape from a piece of paper or cardboard or whatever else you can think of. Then decorate your egg, and place it prominently where people passing by can see it! Be as creative as you want!

We would love to see all the eggs around the community, so please share them with us online! You can do this by posting it to Facebook and tagging River Valley Library, or on Instagram by tagging @RiverValleyLibrary.

Check Out These Eggs!

RVDL's Linnea reads "Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library"


Blood Drive

RVDL will be hosting a Blood Drive on

Saturday, April 18th from 9a-12p

You must register ahead of time for an appointment (no walk-ins will be permitted).

Go to www.bloodcenter.org/donate to register (or click the button below).

To speed up your appointment, feel free to answer your medical history questionnaire at home beforehand at www.bloodcenter.org/earlyq (or click the button below marked EarlyQ).

If you are able to donate blood, please register.

Staff Picks

Sue is reading

The Enola Holmes Mysteries

by Nancy Springer

She says, "Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes and, if you are a fan of Sherlock’s mysteries (or even if you’re not), you’ll love Enola’s adventures for young adults. Nancy Springer’s 14-year-old heroine is bright, clever, a master of disguise, and even outwits her older brother on occasion. In this six-book series, Enola’s mother disappears on Enola’s 14th birthday, and Enola begins a thrilling hunt to find her. There are secret messages to decipher, complicated disguises to devise, and intriguing London environments to delve into, and Enola will keep you informed of every aspect of her quest to locate her mother and solve other extraordinary situations that she runs into. It’s exciting, it’s informative, and it’s great fun."

Click Here to Request a copy of Enola Holmes #1

Holds will be fulfilled when services are restored and the library reopens to the public.

Today's Trivia Answer

The oldest known book ever written is The Epic of Gilgamesh. This story was written down on clay tablets from around 1800 B.C.