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A Sketch of Iran: the Country and Its Culture

Join us on Saturday, April 14 for a program about Iran. A Sketch of Iran: the Country and Its Culture will be presented by Libby Fischer Hellmann, and will focus on the people, architecture, customs, and culture of that country.

While you’re waiting, or after the program, you can check out the following titles, most of which focus on life in Iran since 1979.

2018 Bluestem Award Winner and Nominees

The Illinois School Library Media Association has announced their winner for the 2018 Bluestem Award!

Every year, the Illinois School Library Media Association nominates twenty books for the Bluestem Award and students across Illinois vote for the book they believe deserves to win. This year's votes have officially been totaled and Illinois students have decided that the winner of the 2018 Bluestem Award is Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson!  You can view the voting results here

Go Cubs Go

Baseball season is just around the corner, and once the Cubs start playing I am ready to get into summer mode. Sure, we might still be wavering between winter and spring right now, but call me an optimist. Baseball means sunny days, enjoying a beer and a hot dog in the Friendly Confines. I'm sure I'm not alone in looking forward to those days. 

Spring Break at the Fox River Valley Libraries

Take a break from school at the Fox River Valley Libraries!  We have a ton of fun things going on in the Youth Department this March during Spring Break. 

We are currently in the midst of our March Madness voting!  The theme this year is Disney heroes vs. villains!  Join us at the library each week to vote for who you believe is the best Disney hero or villain!

Round 4 voting will take place between March 22nd and 28th.

Final Round 5 voting will take place between March 29th and April 1st.

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:


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.


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