Summer Reading is back!!!!!

What will you buy with your Book Bucks?

What's coming up at River East?

We have fun projects and events for you!


Don't forget to sign up & register! We have the following upcoming programs, classes and activities:




Poster advertising our upcoming spring planting project



Flyer advertising our monthly adult book group





Have you visited Volo Auto Museum yet?

It's local - and extra affordable with our museum pass!

Donate to Veterans Path to Hope

Please consider donating!


All supplies donated will directly support Veterans Path to Hope, a local organization whose purpose is to support local veterans

We are a Drop Off Point for this program and want to make this a priority. It runs from May 1 to the 31st. The box is in the entrance hall, PLEASE drop some items in the box. A list is included.

The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH), along with community partners, is excited to launch the 5th Annual Operation Dropbox donation drive to support local veterans.

During the month of May, the following items (new and unexpired) will be accepted at participating dropsite locations:

Progresso/Chunky Soups


New Pillows

Chef Boyardee

Shelf-Stable Milk

Manual Can Opener

Hormel Chili

Salad Dressing

Household Cleaners

Canned Beef Stew

Laundry Detergent

Paper Products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)

Corned/Roast Beef Hash

Dish Soap

Plastic Silverware, Paper Plates, and Bowls



Garbage Bags (13-gallon and 65-gallon bags)

Canned Chicken/Tuna/Spam

Apple Sauce

Full-Size Personal Hygiene Products

Macaroni and Cheese

Fruit Cups

New Socks (men and women)

Bottled Juice (all varieties)


Coffee Pots and Supplies

Canned Fruit


Cookware (pots, pans, utensils, etc.)

Granola Bars

Peanut Butter / Jelly

Walmart Gift Cards and Gas Cards

Just Because!

Take a look at our "Just Because" wall - and maybe add your own note!

Can't decide what to read?

Bookbrowse has you covered...

Click the books below to get started.

Have you checked out our Museum Passes?

Reduced or free entry to lots of local attractions!

Choose a museum or attraction you want to visit! Then stop by, call or email us at before you go, so we can get your pass set up and printed. More info available at:

List of participating museums in the library passes system

MedlinePlus - The US Library of Medicine site

Medical resources and information

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. Find reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. This trusted resource is available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

An Ongoing Challenge at River East

1000 Books at Beanstack

Image of a cat sitting on top of books, with the words 1000 books before kindergarten at river east library

Our Library Catalog

Search our catalog, then pick up in person, or in an outside locker!

Our Calendar

Find out what's happening this month at River East!


Our JUNE Calendar

Our JULY Calendar



Have you followed us on Facebook?

Give us a "Like"!

Follow our Facebook page for our most up-to-date announcements!


Discover books and audiobooks from the comfort of home!

With Libby by Overdrive

Borrow e-books, audio books and more at OverDrive. All you need is your River East Library Card.



Watch a tutorial now on our Facebook page HERE, or you can view all the tutorials for our e-reading apps HERE

eRead - Our Digital Library

Endless books - right at your fingertips.


Image of the eRead Illinois logo


Clicking the image above will take you to a new app we're using that allows you to borrow all kinds of books on your phone, tablet, or e-reader. You'll need to sign up using your library card. Give us a call if you can't locate it. You can find everything from new releases to your favorite classics right here.

We don't just carry books and DVDs!

Check out the large selection of items in our Library Of Things!

We have everything from bakeware to tools, to toys and games - there's something for everyone, so stop by and take a look!


Picture of a Dremel tool kit available for check out

Picture of a ukelele available for check out

Image of a digger toy available for checkout