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New catalog coming on April 17th!

During the week of April 16, Fox River Valley Public Libraries and our 24 partner libraries will be transitioning to a new library catalog. You’ll see a new look as you search for library materials, and will be introduced to new features as we work to improve your library experience.

Our 24 partner libraries 

New Features:

CHICAGO WOMEN

Join us on Wednesday March 7, 2018 for a fascinating program about some of the amazing women of Chicago’s past and present. While you’re waiting, check out these books. Not all of these women will be profiled in the program, but they're all inspiring and have links to Chicago. Come to the Information desk for more suggestions to keep you reading during Women’s History Month, and register for Hell Hath No Fury: The Wild, Wicked, and Wonderful Women of the Windy City to learn more about these incredible women.

Happy reading!

Bluestem Book Voting Is Now Open!

Voting for the Bluestem Book Award is now open at the Dundee Library! 

The Bluestem Award is an Illinois readers' choice award.  Every year, there are 20 books nominated for the award and elementary students are invited to vote for the Bluestem nominated book that they think should win the award.  Voting will be open from March 1st at 9:00 A.M. until March 15th at 5:00 P.M.

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. 

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