Renewing Checked Out Material

How Do I Renew My Material?

There are several options when you want to renew a library item.

1.      You may renew your item in person at the library.  You must have your library card. 

2.      You may not renew items if:

·        there are holds on the item

·        there are fines exceeding $5.00 on your account

·        There are 5 or more overdue items on your account

3.      If you wish to renew a library item over the phone, you may call 1-888-542-7259

4.      Additionally, you may visit the on-line catalog.  You must sign into your account with              your library card and pin number.


Renewal limits vary with each library; most items can be renewed one time.  If you have any questions or for more information, please contact your local library.

Grand Reopening- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jun 11 2016 10:00 am

Saturday, June 11th at 10 am

Please join us for some light refreshments as we open our doors for our

patrons in our newly renovated library, still at 105 8th Street, Silvis, IL!

Check out our new features and some of our new materials as well!

Library Closing from May 23rd through June 10th for Renovations

On Monday, May 23rd through Friday, June 10th, the Silvis Public Library will be closed for remodeling. What improvements can you expect at our Grand Reopening on Saturday, June 11th?

· A large enclosed vestibule as our new main entrance on the east side of the building with conveniently located parking.

· Covered handicapped accessibility through our new main entrance.

· An open concept floor plan.

· New Children’s area with a locally created play train table, new puzzles and new learning computers.

· New Young Adult area.

· Two new quiet study rooms.

· Leisure seating and study tables.

· A new drive-up book drop at the back of the building.

· Additional public access computers with increased bandwidth.

· Exterior electronic signs to promote library programs and events.

Additionally, the Silvis Library is rejoining the PrairieCat Consortium , giving our patrons access to over 5 million materials throughout Illinois.

What does this mean now?

We are encouraging our patrons to check out and keep library materials through the renovation, returning materials to Silvis Library on Monday, June 13th. However, you can always return materials earlier to our neighboring libraries– East Moline, Moline, Colona, or River Valley.

Beginning Monday, May 9th, materials checked out that would normally have a three (3) week long loan period will not be due back to the Library until Monday, June 13th. (NEW DVDs will still have a 2 day or 7day loan period.)

If you are placing a hold, we recommend that you change the pickup location to one of our neighboring libraries. Holds will not be available for pickup at the Silvis Library when closed.


Library Clerk Positions

Two part-time Library Clerk positions are needing to be filled. Please visit for position description, application form and information on EOE. (The Silvis Public Library application can be filled out electronically by saving it as a pdf on your computer and re-opening the saved pdf document to complete.)

Application Deadline: May 15, 2016.

Please email application form and resume to: NO PHONE CALLS.

Changes to the Movie and Series Check Out

With the change over to the PrairieCat Consortium there has been an update to the check out procedure for movies and series.

To find out what that is click here. For any questions, email us at or call us at (309) 755-3393.

PrairieCat Notification Changes

On Monday, May 16th, we will be switching to the PrairieCat system. For those of you who would like,

or already receive text message notifications through Rivershare, you will need to opt in to the new system.

To learn how to opt into the text message notifications click here or visit us at the Front Desk.

Summer Reading Program "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!" Kick Off Event

Jun 11 2016 1:00 pm
Jun 11 2016 3:00 pm

Join us from 1-3 pm to sign up and check out books for our

Summer Reading Program "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!"

Enjoy snacks, meeting local mascots and activities to go along with your book choices.

Sponsored by

Eye Surgeons Associates

Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167

Hy-Vee- Silvis


QC Mallards

QC River Bandits

United Township High School

Scavenger Hunt: Team Logos

Jun 16 2016

 Thursday, June 16th  ALL DAY

YA Movie- 5th Wave

Jun 14 2016 5:30 pm


YA Movie- Tuesday, June 14th at 5:30 pm

Beat the afternoon heat with a movie and treats.


 “How do you rid the world of humans? First, you rid the humans of their humanity.”

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

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