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.

Reading History Assistance


Patrons, as you have heard, the Rivershare consortium will be ending its partnership with Illinois libraries very soon. We will be once again joining the PrairieCat System. We would like to offer those of you interested in keeping a reading history a chance to get them before they get erased from the Rivershare OPAC. We will be offering this service, until Wednesday, May 18th. For those of you interested, we will need you to visit us in person at the Front Desk and allow us to  access your account on the OPAC, this will require knowing your PIN. Once you have granted us permission, we will be printing out the reading history to you free of charge!

Make & Take Mother's Day Craft

May 7 2016 1:00 pm

Saturday, May 7th at 1 pm


Kids, bring your parents in to decorate bird houses for your back yard!

Such a wonderful gift to give your Mom’s to cherish for years to come!

May the Fourth Be With You

May 4 2016 5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 4th at 5:30 pm

Come and enjoy a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

For the young we will also have crafts available before and after the movie.

Cooking with Catalina

May 9 2016 5:30 pm

Cooking with Catalina

Monday, May 9th at 5:30 pm

Catalina is back to teach us how to make tamales! For only $3 you can learn hands

on Catalina’s techniques and tips for making one of the hardest yet delicious Mexican dishes,

and take some samples home for yourself! To register, please call (309) 755-3393 or email

Card Making with Donna Banta

May 7 2016 1:00 pm

Card Making with Donna Banta

Saturday, May 7th

Stock up on cards for all upcoming occasions!

Donna Banta will help by giving tips on the proper techniques and provide the supplies.

Fee for cards will be $1.50 per card.

eBook Eductation

May 12 2016 5:30 pm


Thursday, May 12th at 5:30 pm


Take your library anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection!

Do you hate having to return books in the middle of the night or really early in the morning because you don’t want to pay a late fee?

Is your significant other getting mad because your book collection is taking over the house?

Then come to this class and we will set you up your account on any ereader you have!

YA Book Club

May 10 2016 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 10th at 6 pm

Join in on good conversation and read one of the latest in popular YA novels.

This month’s book:

To read the book, click here!


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