Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Friends of the Library


The purpose of the Friends of Rock Valley College Library is to enhance the library’s facilities, resources, and services in order to better meet the college library’s mission to students, faculty and the community. The Friends will accomplish its purpose by developing an agenda that provides financial and voluntary assistance to improve library resources and services.

Barnes & Noble for Book Fair


When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble at CherryVale Mall

By presenting an official voucher for the RVC fundraiser to the cashier at the time of your purchase at Barnes & Noble that day, you will be donating a portion of the net sale to the RVC library. Proceeds of customer sales will go toward purchasing novels and children's books for the Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College's general collection. 

Vouchers may be printed in advance or picked up at Barnes & Noble on the day of the event.


Agenda for the Day

9:30am Lyndi Toohill (Butterfly Gardens, Nicholas Conservatory)
10:00am Bolivar Lopez (Children's Author)
11:00am Josh Hendrickson (Gospel Singer)
12:30pm Hoo Haven Steve and Karen Herdklotz (Live Animal Display)
1:30pm Council Choraleers with Dorothy Paige Turner
2:00pm Todd Zoellick (Children's Author)
3:00pm Zumba with Mickey Ragan (BLAST Wellness Studio)
4:00pm Shiraz Tata, Ph.D. (Seminar on Meditation)
5:00pm Phyllis Naugle (Accordion Player)
6:00pm Richard James Hazel (Science Fiction Author)
7:00pm Kanwal Prashar (Poetry Reading)
8:00pm Key of Z Guitar Duo (Jim and Ian Zarembski)

Show Your Support Online!

If you are unable to come out on April 26, you can still support the RVC Library through Barnes & Noble by making purchases online at between April 26 and May 1 and entering the Book Fair ID 11149531 at checkout.