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NEW Caregiver Support Group

Caring for the health and welfare of a family member or friend is hard work! It can be frustrating and isolating.  Caregiving is incredibly rewarding, but it also a source of stress.

Caregiver stress can cause physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. It typically results from a person neglecting their own physical and emotional health because they are focused on caring for an ill, injured or disabled loved one.

Patron Favorites of 2019

At Randall Oaks, we wanted to know what our fellow readers enjoyed most this year so we asked our patrons about their favorite books released in 2019. See something you missed on here? Start 2020 with one of the best of the previous year! 

 

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New Holiday Romances

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Looking to take a break from shopping, the cold, or the regular rotation of Hallmark Christmas movies on TV? Check out this list of new holiday romances! We have it all: Cowboys? Check. Puppies? Check. Dukes? Check. New takes on classic Christmas stories? Check. Click on the titles below to find these holiday romances in the catalog or to place them on hold.

Holiday Cheer with Creativebug

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The holiday season is upon us, and that means decorating, shopping for presents, planning holiday gatherings, and more. It can be a stressful time, but the library has resources that can help make your holiday shopping and planning easier! A few years ago, I talked about Consumer Reports online and all it has to offer to help with holiday shopping. This year, I want to talk about one of our newer eResources, Creativebug.

No more overdue fines starting Jan. 1

Starting on January 1, 2020, patrons of the Fox River Valley Public Library District will no longer be charged fines for materials that are returned late. In addition, existing overdue fines will be waived from all patron accounts.

Studies have shown that the implementation of late fees on overdue materials does not actively encourage patrons to return materials on time. Instead, these fees act as a barrier for some patrons and their families from continuing to visit our libraries altogether.

New eResource: Creativebug

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We are pleased to announce that we’ve added a new eResource called Creativebug! Creativebug provides over 1,000 online, video-based art and craft classes led by expert instructors. Classes cover a variety of areas, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, paper crafts, and more! Free crochet and knitting patterns are available for download as well. Creativebug is free to use and can be used in the library and remotely from home.

New eResource: Miss Humblebee's Academy

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We are happy to announce that we have added a new eResource called Miss Humblebee’s Academy! Miss Humblebee's Academy is an award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency. Interactive, guided lessons and activities are available for several subjects, including language & literacy, Math, Science & Social Studies, Art, and Music. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is free to use and can be used in the library and at home.

 

New eResource: Vidcode

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We are excited to announce that we’ve added a new eResource called Vidcode! Vidcode is an online platform geared towards students grades 3-12 (but anyone can use it!) where you can learn how to code using the Javascript programming language. A variety of fun, interactive lessons are available that teach students how to code video filters, video games, special effects, celebrity name generators, haunted houses, simulations and more! Vidcode is free to use and can be used in the library or at home.

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