Rock Valley College


Updated 1/4/2022 at 3:06 PM

Construction Area - Be Aware!

If you are coming to the Bell School Road Center for an in-person class or to visit the CLR office, please do NOT park on the west edge of the parking lot along the construction fencing. This is for your safety. Thank you.

Rockford Public Library's Mobile Library

The Rockford Public Library's Mobile Library will make a recurring appearance at the RVC Center for Learning in Retirement at the Bell School Road Center! It will be parked in the east parking lot once every three weeks. All dates are listed below. This is an incredible resource that features shelves full of the most current materials, high-speed internet capabilities, and other features! Items that can be loaned out include books for all ages, DVDs and BluRays, audio books, video games, Chromebooks, and more! Anyone can utilize the resources available on the Mobile Library at no cost. You need to be a City of Rockford resident to obtain a library card and check out materials for free. 

The Mobile Library will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on the following dates:
  • February 1 and 22
  • March 15
  • April 5 and 26

RPL Mobile Library

NEW! College Collaboration Classes

CLR is now partnering with other regional community colleges to offer collaborative online classes each semester! This provides us the opportunity to offer a wide variety of different classes, as well as bring older adults together from all over the region. These other community colleges include McHenry County College, College of DuPage, and Harper College. For our spring session we are offering 22 different collaboration classes offered ONLINE via Zoom. You can view the spring schedule of classes by clicking the blue tab on the right side of the page titled, "Class Schedules." 

Collaborative Classes

NEW! CLR YouTube Channel

CLR is now on YouTube! The videos on our channel are dedicated to providing members with helpful tutorial videos covering various topics including navigating Zoom! If you are having trouble with Zoom, we encourage you to check out the NEW RVC Center for Learning in Retirement YouTube channel for help. If you cannot find your answer there, contact the CLR office at (815) 921-3931.

CLR Facebook Page

The Center for Learning in Retirement is active on Facebook! You can find information about CLR and other things including rescheduled classes or cancellations, bus trips, social events, general office announcements, office/campus closures, fun articles, and much more! We even have a few weekly posts like, Movie Monday, This or That Tuesday, History Thursday, and a nice Quote to Inspire your weekend on Fridays. Go "Follow" our page to receive our updates in your daily newsfeed and "Share" our posts and events with your friends! 

View the CLR Facebook Page here!