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Connect with FRVPLD on Goodreads

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FRVPLD now has a group on Goodreads! Come join library staff and fellow patrons to share your love of books!  If you’re not familiar with Goodreads, it is a free website where you can keep track of your reading, connect with other readers and reading groups, get reading recommendations, look at book reviews and ratings, and more.

New Automobile Repair Database

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Last month, we added a new automobile repair database to replace AllData. The new database is called Auto Repair Source (formerly known as AutoMate) and, unlike AllData, it can be used remotely from home! Powered by MOTOR Information Systems, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

PLAY at the library!

The practice of PLAY is very important to young children in building their early learning and literacy skills!  Play can help children better understand the context behind situations and stories, leading to better reading comprehension and symbolic understanding.  Play can also help children in navigating new social relationships and communication skills.

Jackie Robinson Day

Baseball season is upon us and today is a truly memorable day in baseball history.  April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day; the 72nd anniversary of his very first baseball game and the first time an African American played Major League Baseball. 

Book Recommendations

This snowy day in April is making me want to warm up with a new favorite book!  Thankfully, I have TONS of book recommendations from our youth patrons.  Here are some of the books you’ve recommended at the tween scene emoji book recommendation activity in the past few months!

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Jojo Siwa’s Guide to the Sweet Life: #peaceouthaterz by Jojo Siwa

The Courageous Princess by Rod Espinosa

Get involved! Library Trustee Position Open

There will be a vacancy on the Fox River Valley Public Library District’s Board of Trustees effective May 21 due to a lack of candidates to fill all open positions on the April 2 consolidated election ballot. 

The vacancy will be filled by way of nomination of a candidate by the board President, subject to the approval of the full board at their June 18 meeting.  The appointee will serve for two years until the next consolidated election. 

Teen Programs During Spring Break

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Looking for something to do during Spring Break? We have some fun activities planned for grades 6-12 to make sure you aren't bored during your vacation, starting with Mosaic Art this Saturday! Click on the program title to register online, or call us at 847-428-3661.

Mosaic Art
Saturday, March 23, 1 to 4 p.m. @ Dundee Library
All you need are some old magazine or book pages and glue to create a piece of mosaic artwork.

Table-Top Games

Are you a Monopoly expert? Love guessing games? Or do you want to show off your drawing or linguistic skills? We’ve got games for all of these and more! From classic games like Yahtzee and Uno to contemporary games like Exploding Kittens and Sushi Go!, we’ve got something for everyone.

New Features in Library Catalog

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We’ve recently added some new features in our library catalog: new releases and coming soon! These new features can be found right on the main page of the catalog. In the center of the page just below the search bar are four carousels that show newly released books at both Dundee and Randall Oaks. The four carousels are: New Adult Fiction Books, New Adult Nonfiction Books, New Children’s Fiction, Picture Books, and Easy Readers, and New Teen Books.

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