Congratulations to our newest graduates of the 1,001 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Fox River Valley Public Libraries!
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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.
Peace, love and kindness were the themes used in last week’s Storytime. With too many books to select from, here is a short list of books that go along with the theme of acceptance, kindness, and understanding.
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.
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.
Mother Earth. She is all we have. We are reminded of this as we celebrate Earth Day. We hear it all the time; rising sea levels, global warming and going green. The word "sustainability" has become a trendy buzzword that is constantly tossed around. Besides recycling, shoppping at Whole Foods, and using energy efficient light bulbs, does anyone actually know what a sustainable life is?
I know I wasn't fully aware of the defintion until I took a course at DePaul University called Promoting Sustainable Practices.