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We're still going strong with the Summer Reading Challenge, so if you're looking for new things to pick up to finish out your reading log, take a look at some of the recommendations by your fellow patrons. These suggestions come from the Recommended Read cards. If you haven't seen these cards yet, it's not too late to grab some from the Information Desk and fill them out. On the cards, simply let us know what you’re reading and why you would/would not recommend it. You can drop these off at the Information Desk and we draw winners every week for additional Summer Reading prizes.
We are excited to announce that we are now offering Lynda.com to all of our cardholders! Lynda.com is an online learning platform with over 6,600 courses covering hundreds of topics. Lynda.com can be accessed for free in the library or from home with a valid FRVPLD library card. The steps below show you how to access Lynda.com and then we’ll take a close look at the courses themselves.
FRVPLD now offers STEAM kits that patrons can check out for one week!
STEAM Kits are an amazing resource that provide hands-on learning experiences for children in K-6th grades with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math topics. Every kit comes with a book, instructional guide, hands-on learning object, and possibly a DVD.
There will be a vacancy on the Fox River Valley Public Library District’s Board of Trustees effective August 1. This position will be filled by way of nomination of a candidate by the board President, subject to the approval of the full board. The successful candidate must reside within the library district, be willing to finish out current term of office ending in May 2019, and be willing to run for the trustee position in the April 2019 consolidated election. Term of office for a trustee is four years. Trustees serve without compensation.
Looking for something good to read? If you’ve signed up for Summer Reading you’ve probably seen the Recommended Read postcards (if you haven’t, it’s not too late to sign up or start filling out cards!). On the cards, simply let us know what you’re reading and why you would/would not recommend it. You can drop these off at the Information Desk and we draw winners every week for additional Summer Reading prizes. You’re reading anyway; why not try to win? Here’s a sampling of the book suggestions and comments your fellow readers have submitted in the first few weeks.
The Youth Services Department is now offering American Girl Dolls for patrons to check out! We are welcoming Z Yang, Julie Albright, Josefina Montoya, Melody Ellison, Tenney Grant, Nanea Mitchell, Gabriela McBride and Luciana Vega. Each doll comes with a book about the character, as well as accessories and outfits.
This summer we have plenty of activities going on at the library for teens in grades 6-12. Here is what's going on during the rest of June:
Although she is now best known for being Ernest Hemingway’s third wife, Martha Gellhorn was a writer and a war correspondent in her own right, covering dangerous events from the Spanish Civil War to the D-Day invasion.
You can learn about her fascinating life in any of the following books.
In some cases, the definitive version of a song is the cover version. Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” is inarguably the definitive version, despite the fact that it’s a Bob Dylan cover. Some artists, notably Nina Simone, possess an uncanny ability to make every song they performed feel like an original. There is also the equally rare gift of incorporating a known song into an original composition, and making something completely new.