After consuming many chocolate frogs and copious amounts of butterbeer, the Adult and Teen Services Harry Potter week came to an end this weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out to these programs and made them so successful! We hope you all had as much fun at our events as we did, and keep an eye out for the fall newsletter (coming soon) for more themed events.
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Will libraries exist in half a century? That is the question I hear others debating. Forbes magazine recently printed an opinion piece by Panos Mourdoukoutas titled, “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money”. Forbes deleted the frivolous article after receiving severe criticism from not only librarians but library advocates.
Visit the Dundee Library Youth Services Department and check out the newest updates to the Tween Corner! This is the awesome space by the computers where we provide activities specifically for tweens to enjoy in the library.
The 2019 AISLE award-nominated titles are now on display at the Dundee Library! Each year, the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) nominates books for the Monarch, Bluestem and Rebecca Caudill Readers’ Choice Awards. Kids across Illinois are then invited to read the nominated books throughout the year and vote for their favorite.
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.