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Libraries are temporarily closed until March 29

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.

Gallery Collection is a Colorful Burst of Images

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.

No more overdue fines starting Jan. 1

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.

Ruth Wendt Gallery features stellar collection from Northwest Suburban Astronomers

The Ruth Wendt Gallery is pleased to welcome a stellar collections of images lent by the Northwest Suburban Astronomers. The collection will be on display through July 28 to coincide with the library's Summer Reading Challenge theme, "A Universe of Stories."

Based in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, the Northwest Suburban Astronomers is a group of about 150 individuals and families from all walks of life and all age groups who share an interest in amateur astronomy.  

Get involved! Library Trustee Position Open

There will be a vacancy on the Fox River Valley Public Library District’s Board of Trustees effective May 21 due to a lack of candidates to fill all open positions on the April 2 consolidated election ballot. 

The vacancy will be filled by way of nomination of a candidate by the board President, subject to the approval of the full board at their June 18 meeting.  The appointee will serve for two years until the next consolidated election. 

Artist Marc Belo

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Marc Belo

Born in Park Ridge, IL, I started my debut in drawing comics at the age of 10, when I was drawn to Batman, Superman, and Spider-man. As I got older my art improved and I went to The Art Institute of Schaumburg and graduated with a BFA in 2018. My aspiration is to make a career drawing comic books. 

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