Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Library Programs

The Riverside Library holds many different programs and events for people of all ages. Some of the library's youth events include: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Story-Time and Movie, Musikgarten Class for Toddlers, and Thursday Game Days. Some of the adult events that are offered in the library include: AARP tax aide program, A new art excursions slide lecture, knitting club, and Riverside Library book discussions.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Some of the items, besides books, that can be found in the library include: audio books on tape, audio books on CD, compact disks, interactive cd-roms, video tapes,magazines, newspapers, and DVD's. The library holds over 67,000 volumes of books. The library has a special juvenile department that includes fiction books for young adults and a Board/Easy Book section for children under 3 years old. The audio books range from popular and classic fiction to mystery. Some of the audio books include tapes that teach you how to speak another language. The children's section of audio books include some read along books. The compact disks include a large variety of different musical styles. The library has a large collection of cd-roms that contain both popular and educational materials. The video collection in the library includes over 3,500 videotapes which include anything from documentaries to science fiction. The DVD collection is not as big as the video collection because the library only began collecting DVD's recently due to popular demand. There are over 200 magazines and newspapers which can be borrowed for one week. The special collection at the library holds a section of materials for Riverside authors, the local history file, and a collection of Frederick Olmstead items.

Internet Services

The online databases that are available at the Riverside Library include:World BookOnline Resource Center, Infotrac General Reference Center Select, Novelist, OCLC FirstSearch, Illinet Online, and Proquest Database. There are 15 computers located on the first floor of the library and currently they are undergoing a project in which more will be added. Also the library recently added wireless internet service inside of the library.
This is the view from the reading room window from which you can see the Des Plains River.
This is the reading room that was recently built as an addition.
This is a part of the non-fiction book collection.
This is the entrance to the Riverside Public Library

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Riverside Public Library

The Riverside Public Library was opened on April 4, 1931. The Riverside Public Library is located on the Des Plains River. In 1937 the Riverside Public Library was named an Illinois Historic Structure. It was the first building in Riverside to be called a Riverside Landmark.

link: http://www.riversidelibrary.org/