Fountaindale Public Library District is celebrating our 50th anniversary this entire year! We have proudly served the Bolingbrook community for five decades, and we want you to be part our celebration! We’re hosting a variety of events and opportunities throughout the year for you to help us celebrate and engage with your friends, family and other community members. We also have new anniversary library cards, weekly #ThrowBackThursday posts on Instagram and our exciting Pillars of the Community video series. See below for more information.
Pillars of the Community Campaign
Discover the importance of libraries from the pillars of your community with videos featuring our city’s key stakeholders, including Mayor Roger C. Claar, former Fountaindale Library Director Alex Todd, Bolingbrook Park District Executive Director Ron Oestreich and many more!
January: Roger C. Claar, Mayor of Bolingbrook
February: Ron Oestreich, Executive Director of Bolingbrook Park District
March: Valante Grant, Founder and CEO of The byDesign Network
April: Alexander Todd, Former Executive Director of Fountaindale Public Library District
May: José Eduardo Vera, Executive Director, Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project
Share Your Library Memories
Help us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing your photos of the library throughout the last five decades! From now through May 31, submit your Fountaindale Library photos—photos of you and your family at our events, photos of our old or new building, photos of our Bookmobile, etc.—to be included in our real-time digital mosaic below and a physical mosaic that will be unveiled later this year.
To kick off our 50th anniversary festivities, we held a Library Card Design Contest in the fall of 2019. Congratulations to our three winners for their beautiful designs! You can get a new library card featuring any one of these images starting at our Winter Carnival in January, while supplies last. Please note, new cards are free of charge but will require you to get a new library card number.
Follow us on Instagram to get a glimpse of our past every week!
A Brief History of Fountaindale
Fountaindale Public Library District was officially formed in 1970 when we opened in a temporary space at Park View School in Romeoville. The immediate challenge of our first elected Board of Trustees was to develop plans for library facilities in each community. The communities showed their continuing support for by approving a referendum in 1973 to construct two identical library facilities in each community. The new buildings, which opened to the public in 1975, served the communities well for over thirty years. READ MORE >