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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

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:

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.  

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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