Library COVID-19 Updates

May 26, 2020
All due dates have been extended to July 1, 2020.

May 22, 2019
The library is closed until further notice. 
Curbside pickup is available Mondays - Fridays from 10am until 5:45pm.

May 14, 2020
The River Falls Public Library will be following the guidance of local officials when considering any changes to our current service level. There are no changes planned at this time. We will continue to provide curbside and virtual services only.

Curbside Pickup
Beginning the week of April 27, the River Falls Public Library will offer curbside pickup of materials for limited hours and by appointment ONLY. At this time, we are only able to fill holds on materials that are available in the River Falls Public Library. We will contact patrons by phone when holds are filled and staff will assist patrons with scheduling a pickup time.
Click here for more information and instructions.

Return library materials in the Union Street Book Drop
The Union Street book drop is open for returns.  Please know that it will take at least 4-7 days to check in your materials due to a 72-hour material quarantine and limited staff.

April 16, 2020
The library is closed until at least 8am on Tuesday, May 26, or until a superseding order is issued.  Curb-side pick-up is under discussion depending on guidelines from the State of Wisconsin and the City of River Falls.

Continue to reserve materials through the MORE Catalog.

Governor Evers April 16 order extension may impact library services. No changes will take effect until at least April 24. Due dates will be extended, please don’t return your checked-out materials right now. Watch this space for updates.

March 24, 2020
The Library is closed by Governor Evers' Executive Order until at least 8am on Friday, April 24, or until a superseding order is issued. 


March 18, 2020
Library wifi is extended outside the building. 
Connect to Library-GuestUnionSt or LibraryGuest-ParkingLot
Please practice social distancing while using the wifi

March 16, 2020
The River Falls Public Library will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17.

The anticipated reopening date is Tuesday, April 7, 2020; however, the reopening date is subject to change pending further information.

During this time, only the Union Street book drop on the building will be open. Patrons are encouraged to keep materials that are due until we reopen. Late fines during this time will be waived. Please disregard overdue and billed notices on your account. When we reopen, you can bring those items back and we will clear out all fines and bills from your account during this period.

Our current Wi-Fi does have a limited range outside of the library building. We are working to extend its reach.

Library leadership is formulating ways to connect with the public remotely. We are considering what services can be offered while the library building is closed, as well as ways we can assist the broader community during this time.

The library youth services staff will offer some live story times via our social media pages and website.  We also encourage you to check out Tumblebooks.

With a library card, we have a variety of digital resources for your free enjoyment,  including:

  • TumbleBooks - offers children’s animated stories from around the world including picture books and chapter books, accompanied by educational games and activities
  • Wisconsin’s Digital Library - offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, and videos for all ages.
  • Freading – additional resource for eBooks
  • Flipster – access digital magazines​
  • Transparent Language – online language learning​

If your library card is expired or is not in good standing due to fines or fees, your card will still allow you to access digital resources.

If for some reason, your card does not work or you need to create a new account, it is possible to
get an e-card for access to digital resources only.  

If you have any questions, you can find way to contact us at:
Please, check our website for updates.

Accurate information about COVID-19
River Falls Community Care
River Falls Public Library

715-307-2493 or 715-307-2610

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
Contact a librarian

River Falls Community Care

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