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In order to provide relief to Libraries and to provide more content to Patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, we are proud to announce the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites.
Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the library's closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you have a question that is not answered below, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 428-3661 and leave a voicemail.
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The Dundee Library and the Randall Oaks Library are now temporarily closed. This decision is in response to the nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, and the direction of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker to close Illinois schools until the end of the month.
We plan to remain closed through Sunday, March 29. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as more information becomes available.
The Dundee Library now offers Illinois License Plate renewal service. Illinois residents can walk into the Dundee Library and walk out with their new sticker immediately.
Local artist Jean Pechtel returns to the Ruth Wendt Gallery, and this time has brought fellow artists Jane Erlandson and Nancy Guthrie with her. The new collection is a colorful burst of images using the oil and cold wax medium. As Pachtel explained, cold wax is a mixture of beeswax, alkyd resin, and mineral spirits, and has a thick consistency. Mixed with oil paints, it permits a buildup of texture and allows the artist to scrape through to reveal layers beneath. It is also used to make transparent glazes.
Featured Artist: Jean Johnson Pechtel
My paintings are an attempt to capture a special moment or experience. Using color and composition, I try to put the feeling I had at the time — whether wonderful lighting, beautiful flowers in my garden, or a sweet pet — into my paintings.
Starting on January 1, 2020, patrons of the Fox River Valley Public Library District will no longer be charged fines for materials that are returned late. In addition, existing overdue fines will be waived from all patron accounts.
Studies have shown that the implementation of late fees on overdue materials does not actively encourage patrons to return materials on time. Instead, these fees act as a barrier for some patrons and their families from continuing to visit our libraries altogether.