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Black History Month

   February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments and impact that Black Americans have contributed to America.  The perfect way to learn and reflect on these topics is via literature.

Award Winning Children's Books

The Association For Library Service to Children have released their 2018 award winning books!  The full list of award winners and honors can be found here

At the library, the books that have been awarded the Newbery and Caldecott Awards have been labeled with stickers for easy searching within the shelves.  

Artists We Love: Jason Isbell

Since Valentine’s Day is coming, I wanted to highlight an artist who has written some of my favorite love songs of late.  Jason Isbell is a singer songwriter with a folky-country bent, think Townes Van Zandt, Ryan Adams, or Patterson Hood (of Isbell’s former band Drive-By-Truckers).  He frequently collaborates with his wife, violinist and fellow singer-songwriter, Amanda Shires, who is the inspiration for many of his most romantic songs.  

Library Valentines

Valentine's Day is approaching and the love of reading is everywhere at the Fox River Valley Public Libraries!  Our staff LOVES to see patrons enjoying the library's environment and resources.  We want to hear what you love about the library!   

In the Dundee Library Youth Services Department and the Randall Oaks Library, we have provided hearts for you to write or draw something you love about the library to be displayed. 

Research Projects with General OneFile

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Need resources for a school project? Looking for articles from newspapers or journals? If answered “yes” to either of these questions, then General OneFile is the right database for you! General OneFile contains almost 200,000,000 articles from a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals. The articles in General OneFile cover a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. In addition to articles, General OneFile also provides different forms of media, including: images, audio, and video. This resource is ideal for adult and teen students.


Best of Children's Books 2017

Looking for some good books for children to read over their winter break?  Look no further!  Here is a list of some of the best books published in 2017 for children, including a few staff favorites.

Picture Books/ Easy Readers

After The Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat


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