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Riverside Public Library

Riverside Public Library Built in 1930, the Riverside Public Library proudly serves the people of the Village of Riverside.

Operating as usual

We're closed on Tuesday but then have many fun and informative events going on! Click the link to be directed to our Eve...
04/03/2022

We're closed on Tuesday but then have many fun and informative events going on! Click the link to be directed to our Events page and sign up.
https://libraryaware.com/2HEP84

Just a reminder that we will be closed on Tuesday, April 5 for staff training. We will reopen on Wednesday at 9 am.
04/01/2022

Just a reminder that we will be closed on Tuesday, April 5 for staff training. We will reopen on Wednesday at 9 am.

Did you miss out on Bingo today? Make sure to join us tomorrow to test out our Learning Kits and Early Learner Kits. Ava...
03/30/2022

Did you miss out on Bingo today? Make sure to join us tomorrow to test out our Learning Kits and Early Learner Kits. Available all day on Thursday!

Just a reminder that the new public catalog rolls out at the end of the day tomorrow, March 31. The searching is a chang...
03/30/2022

Just a reminder that the new public catalog rolls out at the end of the day tomorrow, March 31. The searching is a change from what you are used to. Please reach out if you have questions. If you have personal reading lists, they need to be transferred from the old catalog to the new one using these instructions at https://swanlibraries.net/your-library-account/lists/

Looking for something to do on this cold day? We have giant games in thr CYS department! Stop by and play giant Candy La...
03/29/2022

Looking for something to do on this cold day? We have giant games in thr CYS department! Stop by and play giant Candy Land, Jenga, Yahtzee, Match the Characters and Tic Tac Toe. And don't forget we have Bingo tomorrow at 1 pm!

Our April eNewsletter is out and there is a ton going on including skywatching, piping plovers, native plants, AND Olmst...
03/29/2022

Our April eNewsletter is out and there is a ton going on including skywatching, piping plovers, native plants, AND Olmsted's birthday celebration! And did we mention a virtual author talk with Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy?

Plus, we will be closed on April 5 for staff training and our new catalog rolls out this week.

Want to get our eNewsletter delivered to your inbox? Signup at https://libraryaware.com/2HBFWA
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It's Spring Break and there's lots happening at the library this week. Check it out! Click the link to be directed to ou...
03/27/2022

It's Spring Break and there's lots happening at the library this week. Check it out! Click the link to be directed to our Events page.
https://libraryaware.com/2HASFT

Need something to do over Spring Break? Explore our pre-K, K, and elementary learning kits all day on Thursday, March 31...
03/26/2022

Need something to do over Spring Break? Explore our pre-K, K, and elementary learning kits all day on Thursday, March 31 at our Learning Kit Discovery Day! No registration is required.
https://libraryaware.com/2HAR25

Our next Science Saturdays Program is an Intro to Robotics Workshop presented by RBHS Bionic Bulldogs. This will be a ha...
03/22/2022

Our next Science Saturdays Program is an Intro to Robotics Workshop presented by RBHS Bionic Bulldogs. This will be a hands on workshop on how to design and code. The Bionic Bulldogs strive to engage the community with STEM. For kids ages 7 to 12. Registration required and is now open. www.riversidelibrary.org

Join Money Smart Week for a week of virtual financial capability programming Saturday, April 9 through Saturday, April 1...
03/21/2022

Join Money Smart Week for a week of virtual financial capability programming Saturday, April 9 through Saturday, April 16, 2022.

This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s line-up includes:

Monday, April 11 @ 1:00 p.m. CT | Spend Smart. Eat Smart.
Presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Tuesday, April 12 @ 1:00 p.m. CT | Credit: Build & Improve It!
Presented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Wednesday, April 13 @ 1:00 p.m. CT | Buying or Refinancing a Home: Options & Tools
Presented by North West Housing Partnership
Thursday, April 14 @ 1:00 p.m. CT | Understanding Social Security Benefits
Presented by the Social Security Administration
View more details at www.moneysmartweek.org. Events are free and open to the public, but registration is advised. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process.

Interested in tracing your family story? Check out what's happening this week at the library! Click the link to be direc...
03/20/2022

Interested in tracing your family story? Check out what's happening this week at the library! Click the link to be directed to our Events page.
https://libraryaware.com/2H6M2F

Well, would you look at that! Our library's renovation was recognized in the latest issue of Illinois Library Associatio...
03/18/2022

Well, would you look at that! Our library's renovation was recognized in the latest issue of Illinois Library Association's magazine! Please complete the 2022 Planning Survey so we can provide all this and more. Your voice matters! https://buff.ly/35X5R4I

Thanks to all who came to our Riverside Reads book discussion today! Next month, we'll be reading The Trees by Percival ...
03/15/2022

Thanks to all who came to our Riverside Reads book discussion today! Next month, we'll be reading The Trees by Percival Everett. NPR Book Review calls it "hard to put down and impossible to forget."

03/14/2022

We are happy to report after putting in an 8 hour workday, our cardinal, Ed, has left the library and is now outside. Thanks to all for your suggestions!

03/14/2022
03/14/2022

A beautuful cardinal flew in the Library when a patron entered. It is flying back and forth in the Great Room. Any suggestions on how to get him out safely? Thanks

We are celebrating Learn About Butterflies Day! Not only can you read about butterflies, we have a butterfly garland cra...
03/14/2022

We are celebrating Learn About Butterflies Day! Not only can you read about butterflies, we have a butterfly garland craft kit available at the CYS Desk today (while supplies last).
https://libraryaware.com/2H2MW3

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This week is full of history and learning. Click the link to be directed to our Events pagehttp...
03/13/2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This week is full of history and learning. Click the link to be directed to our Events page
https://libraryaware.com/2H28CZ

We've already heard people talking about how part one of American History and Today was fantastic! It's not too late to ...
03/12/2022

We've already heard people talking about how part one of American History and Today was fantastic! It's not too late to sign up for part two! Learn about the consequences that major moments in history have had on our culture and society. Part two will span 1964 - Present. Click the link to sign up!
https://libraryaware.com/2H25MT

Doesn't our new CYS department look great? Our downstairs area is very busy after school! How do you or your child use t...
03/11/2022

Doesn't our new CYS department look great? Our downstairs area is very busy after school! How do you or your child use the library? Please complete the 2022 Planning Survey so we can provide all this and more. Your voice matters! https://buff.ly/35X5R4I

From the Riverside Chamber of Commerce
03/10/2022
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Maureen from Patron Services recommends Montana 1948, which is also this month's Riverside Reads pick! Maureen will be l...
03/10/2022

Maureen from Patron Services recommends Montana 1948, which is also this month's Riverside Reads pick! Maureen will be leading the discussion next Tuesday. Good luck, Maureen!

Remember when we told you to Save the Date for the author talk with Nick Offerman? Well, registration is now open and we...
03/08/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Illinois Libraries Present: Nick Offerman & Jeff Tweedy. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Remember when we told you to Save the Date for the author talk with Nick Offerman? Well, registration is now open and we just found out he will be chatting with his walking buddy, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Follow the link to register! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gQffphYOSVyMkn26Fd4QKg

Join us for an evening with actor, humorist, and woodworker, Nick Offerman. Best known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed series Parks and Recreation, Nick will be discussing his newest book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American....

It's International Women's Day -  take a few moments to be inspired by this classic TED talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/...
03/08/2022
We should all be feminists

It's International Women's Day - take a few moments to be inspired by this classic TED talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists

We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much ... to be successful, but not too successful, or they'll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for....

Do you need tax help or are curious about our community's resources? Check out what's happening this week! Click the lin...
03/06/2022

Do you need tax help or are curious about our community's resources? Check out what's happening this week! Click the link to be directed to our Events page.
https://libraryaware.com/2GYNHC

Week 10 of New Year! New Learning! is here. Have you tried the new digital newspaper archive yet? Click the link below t...
03/05/2022

Week 10 of New Year! New Learning! is here. Have you tried the new digital newspaper archive yet? Click the link below to get started! Let us know what you find!!
https://libraryaware.com/2GYM8K

03/05/2022

It’s a beautiful day to think about your garden! Don’t miss today’s Seed Swap with the Riverside Community Garden. 12:30 - 2 pm drop in!

Libraries are more than just books! Our board games are a huge hit with families. How do you use the library? Please com...
03/04/2022

Libraries are more than just books! Our board games are a huge hit with families. How do you use the library? Please complete the 2022 Planning Survey so we can provide all this and more. Your voice matters! https://forms.gle/u1CApxeU3hwWqJtV7

'Do not miss program' alert!! We are so excited to be part of the Illinois Libraries Present consortium and the spring l...
03/03/2022

'Do not miss program' alert!! We are so excited to be part of the Illinois Libraries Present consortium and the spring lineup of author talks is amazing! Nick Offerman (April 27), Michelle Zauner (May 18), AND one of our Top Chef favorites, Kwame Onwauchi (June 15) will be joining us virtually. Registration links aren't available yet, but you definitely want to save the dates.

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading some of these powerful memoirs by female authors, including Jenny Lawson who ...
03/02/2022

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading some of these powerful memoirs by female authors, including Jenny Lawson who will be speaking later this month as part of Illinois Libraries Present.

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1 Burling Rd
Riverside, IL
60546

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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(708) 442-6366

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When Mr. Jordan can’t come to us, technology does the job! Thank you, Jordan and Riverside Public Library for Zooming in during circle time! We value this time so much!!
You have heard of Riverside Friends of the Library but what exactly does FOL do? How about fundraising to the tune of $97,000 beginning in 2014 to replace all shelving that houses the adult collections in the Riverside Public Library? We are not only talking about the books but also about the DVD and music collections as well as the periodicals. The original shelving purchased and installed in 1984 was bowing in several sections and it was time to replace it. $97,000? Riverside Friends of the Library was up to the challenge. No amount is too small to be come a member of the FOL. Please consider becoming a member by signing up here: https://www.riversidelibrary.org/friends-of-the-library
The Riverside Public Library is the heart of our community.
2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth. Riverside has kicked off the celebration with an exhibit now on display at the Riverside Public Library courtesy of the Riverside Historical Museum. #Olmsted200
This isn't your Senior Center Bingo! The Riverside Friends of the Library made bingo at the Riverside Public Library the hottest ticket in town. Tables sell out fast so friends and neighbors quickly reserve theirs as soon as tickets go on sale. We raised $27,000 for the library from 2014-2019 thanks to Harvest Bingo! While we had to cancel in 2020 and 2021, we hope to be back in 2022! Mark your calendar for next October! 🤞🤞🤞🤞 Recognize any of your friends in this shot? Tag them!
Shopping on a budget? The Friends Book Sale Room has been completely restocked. Our children's section is packed full of great options. You will find books by Tom Clancy, James Patterson, John Grisham, Michael Crichton, Dean Koontz and Stephen King in the adult section. Stop by and grab a gift or just something for yourself while relaxing during the holiday break. You have until 12/23 as the Riverside Public Library will be closed on 12/24!
Every Wednesday during STEAM TEAM, we take a “picture walk” through books relative to the theme of the week. Sometimes we do this at the Riverside Public Library. Sometimes we do this right here at the Riverside Presbyterian Church Riverside Presbyterian Church Preschool. Either way, we take ownership of our likes and dislikes and we learn more about the ins and outs of a book. 😀
So, we are full again! Stop by the Riverside Public Library and shop the Friends Book Sale Room. You never know what you will find. A huge thank you to our donors. We are NOT currently accepting donations due to lack of space but please save your books for us!!!
In 2006, the Riverside Public Library approached the Friends about funding a long needed update to the landscaping in front of the library. Check out the first photo before the update was made! We donated $4,000 to make it happen. We might be biased but we feel it is one of the most beautifully landscaped locations in the village. Have a seat in the reading circle and take it in the next time that you visit! Is it time to renew your Friends membership? Use this link to get the ball rolling: https://www.riversidelibrary.org/friends-of-the-library
We love when Mr. Jordan comes from the Riverside Public Library! He’s a real 💎
What a fun idea! Start a family tradition by creating an advent calendar of books from the Friends of the Library Book Sale Room. Reading together is a perfect family activity. Our affordable book prices make this project easy to tackle. You will find the Book Sale Room right inside the Riverside Public Library entrance. Holiday books go on sale on 11/19!
It is Children’s Book Week! Celebrate by shopping the Book Sale while supporting your library. Children’s books are still on sale at bargain prices until 11/17 at the Riverside Public Library.