The library is having the Terrazzo flooring replaced on the staircase landings between 1st & 2nd floor and 2nd & 3rd floor during the week of December 16th. Please expect the occasional loud noise and smell during library business hours. The work area will be prepared to minimize construction dust outside of the staircases.
The emergency staircase doors will be kept open on all floors for use during this time.
Read (or listen to) and log online all 20 books on the list of your club and receive a free paperback of a 2015 nominated title! Read and log the minimum for your club and vote early next year at the library (unless you’re voting at school). The links below will take you to that club's online registration and logging system.
We are excited to have our second annual Mitten Tree at Fountaindale this year. Kiwanis and Power Connection are working together to collect winter gear to ensure that the children in our community are warm this winter. The library is joining them in their efforts and are collecting children's hats, mittens, and scarves. If you would like to donate, please place them in the donation box in the lobby and library staff will hang them on our special Mitten Tree! Look for the tree and donation box in the lobby on December 2. The last day to donate is January 2.
Visit the Book Cellar, a used book store run by the Friends of Fountaindale Library. The Book Cellar is located in the lower level of the library, next to Studio 300. The Book Cellar offers gently used fiction and non-fiction books; CDs; DVDs; and other items.
We are excited to announce that we have installed an additional book drop! The new book drop is installed at Ashbury's located at 355 E Boughton Rd in Bolingbrook. It is available for material drop-off 24 hours a day. There is another book drop located at First Presbyterian Church (180 N. Weber Road).
Studio 300 has been under repair since the flooding in April. We are excited to share that the lower level is open once again!
There are a few small projects left to complete in Studio 300 and we are in the process of transitioning everything from the Quiet Reading Room back down to the lower level so you may notice a few items missing.
The Quiet Reading Room and Local History Room, both located on the third floor of the library, have returned to their normal functionality.
Our new Small Computer Lab, located on the third floor next to the Quiet Reading Room, will continue to serve as a lab for training and proctoring.
We will be hosting a re-opening celebration on Sunday, October 27 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and tours of Studio 300 will be available. We hope to see you there!
Always Bring Your Card In an effort to step up security on library accounts, each library cardholder is now required to bring his or her physical library card to the library. As of July 1, 2013, checkouts will no longer be allowed using photo IDs or driver's licenses or by typing one's card number into self-checks.
Your PIN is Important Please take a moment to log into Your Account online to change your PIN number to your library card. This numeric PIN is the password to your card which, like a debit card, allows access to checkouts and to access or change personal information. It is very important that each cardholder update his or her PIN regularly, and especially if this PIN hasn't been updated in over one year. If you wish to change your PIN with the help of library staff, please bring in your library card and Photo ID and we will be happy to assist you! PIN numbers can not be changed over the phone.
Smile for the Camera Please visit the Information Desk in the lobby with a picture ID and your library card to take a photograph to add to your account in our library software. Adding a photograph to your library account significantly increases the security on your account transactions conducted with library staff at Pinnacle libraries. Pictures of children (under age 16) will not be taken unless a parent or guardian is present with a picture ID, and all library cards are presented. Please note, photographs are required for all new cardholders, for linking your accounts together, for use of Studio 300 rooms or equipment, and for checking out Nooks.
The Benefits of Linking Accounts Parents of children (under age 16) or two adults (ages 16 and up) may now link library accounts! This service allows your family members or close associates to link to your account to pick up your holds, pay fines, and access your account information. Linking accounts is now required for anyone who is using another person's card.
In order to sign up for linked accounts, visit a Circulation staff member and bring your library card, a photo ID, and the people you wish to link to. Everyone will need to present library cards, pieces of identification and people you wish to link to you. Please note that photographs are required for this service.
General checkout is not permitted when presenting a library card that is not yours, and is limited to holds pickup only.
You can send us a question via text message using your cell phone! Text the keyword askfpld to 66746 to set up your phone to work with the service. After receiving the welcome message, you can then send questions to 66746 – without using the keyword – and an Adult & Teen Services staff member will reply. Please note: if your cell plan provider charges for text messaging those rates will apply.
Service hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you send a question during off-hours, a staff member will get back to you the next available opportunity.
Try it out today!
December Board Meeting
The Fountaindale Public Library District Board of Trustees will be holding their regular Board Meeting on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Board Room.
The library has two ongoing reading clubs for you! Books for Life is geared more for young adults ages 16 to 30 and Lifetime of Books is geared towards adults over age 30, although you may join either program. You can read at your own pace, log the books that you have read, and earn prizes while you are doing something you enjoy! Prizes are awarded at different levels throughout the program, and there is no ending date. Book club participants may read or listen to adult or young adult fiction and nonfiction. Please call 630-685-4176 for more information or if you have questions.