The Studio 300 space in the lower level of the library is currently being repaired from the damage incurred from the April flooding. However, Fountaindale is excited to continue to offer many Studio 300 services and programs in the meantime.
The Quiet Reading Room, located on the third floor of the library, is now the temporary Studio 300 space. The Mac computer stations are set-up and our knowledgeable staff will continue to host programs and one-on-one training. Patrons can continue to learn about the video equipment with our “mini” TV studio. We have a TriCaster, cameras, and a portable green screen set-up so patrons can gain experience and be ready to use the video recording studios in Studio 300. Digital transfers of slides/photos, LPs, and VHS tapes will also be available. The 3D printer will be available to patrons as well as standard black and white and color printing. A large variety of equipment can also be checked out for a three-day period. We are continuing to schedule orientation sessions as well.
Our new Small Computer Lab, located on the third floor next to the Quiet Reading Room, will also be used for many of the Studio 300 programs. Popular programs like Making Music in Studio 300 and Photo Organization and Manipulation will continue to be offered to patrons.
Please check our events calendar for information about the locations of Studio 300 programs. Please continue to check our website for more information about Studio 300.
Due to increased popularity in programs requiring computers, the library is excited to announce that we will be providing a Small Computer Lab. The lab will be used specifically for test proctoring, one-on-one training, and programs requiring computer access. We are looking forward to providing training and educational opportunities for our patrons in this revamped space.
In order to provide these new services, the Business Center will close on April 29 and will re-open soon after as the Small Computer Lab. Use of the new area will be available by registering for training opportunities. Patrons who formerly used this space as the Business Center will be able to use the computers in the large Computer Commons area on the 2nd floor. Most of the software used in the Business Center will be available on the Studio 300 computers. Patrons are still able to fax by using the Simple Scans located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The typewriter will also be available upon request from staff for use in the study rooms.
The Small Computer Lab will also temporarily house Studio 300 programming while Studio 300 is being repaired from the flood damage. Please check our events calendar for information about programs in the Small Computer Lab.
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.
Check out Fountaindale's new mobile app, available for most Android* and iOS (iPad, iPhone & iPod) devices. From your device, go to where you can get apps (Amazon App Store on Kindle Fires; Apple App Store on iOS devices; or Google Play Store on most Android devices) search for Fountaindale and download the free app to your device. Search the catalog, place holds on items, read the library blogs, see what is happening at the library and register for classes and events and more all from your mobile device.
*App not available for Barnes & Noble Nook devices. Some Android devices that do not come with access to the Google Play Store will need to get access to the Google Play Store in order to download the app.
Update January 17: We have been made aware that there is a problem with the app and the 7" Kindle Fire HD. The app is coming up as being not compatible with this version of the Fire. We are attempting to contact Amazon about this issue. The app does work with the old Kindle Fire as well as the new, larger Kindle Fire HD (8.9").
Library Closed for Memorial Day
The library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.
Ongoing Reading Clubs for Adults & Teens
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.