Any public school that resides within our district can designate a primary contact for their institutional library account. School principals or LMC directors need to provide a teacher listing to our Outreach Services Department at 630.685.4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org to issue library cards to teachers. Institutions are responsible for all lost and damaged library items borrowed by teachers. Borrowing privileges are valid for one year, August 1 – July 31.
Teachers may check out items for educational purposes and classroom use only. Materials are checked out for four weeks. Interlibrary Loan items and select equipment cannot be checked out on these accounts. For more information, see our Circulation Policy.
Owners or administrators of private schools and preschools located within our district may obtain a business card, valid for one year. The business owner or institution is responsible for the payment of any fees from lost or damaged items. The library reserves the right to associate the business library card with the owner’s personal library card, when applicable. If the personal card is not in good standing, the business library card will be blocked. Only one library card will be issued per business. For more information, see our Circulation Policy.
All Bolingbrook preschool, elementary, middle and high school teachers may request to borrow library materials for classroom use. To request materials, please complete our request form. Requests should be sent at least two weeks before you need the items.
Library materials requested through Outreach Services will be delivered directly to your school. These materials have a loan period of four weeks. If our next scheduled school visit falls on a day when there is no school, you should renew your materials by logging into your account, calling the automated phone system at 815.740.0978 or contacting Outreach Services at 630.685.4230.
We want to partner with your school! Teachers may contact our Outreach Services staff to sign up for time slots to bring their classes on the Bookmobile or schedule monthly book talks. Our friendly staff can also participate in reading nights, multicultural fairs, STEM/STEAM events, guest reading events and other school events. In addition, at the beginning of each school year, we attend school registration days to sign up students for library cards to ensure they have their most important back-to-school tool. Contact us today to schedule us for your next event.
Library Staff Zoom Drop-in
You can bring Fountaindale’s librarians and staff to your classroom. We’re happy to work with Valley View School District teachers who teach in our district to offer book talks, technology courses, storytimes and more to your school via Zoom. Please complete the form, and one of our staff members will get back to you to arrange our drop-in. Please provide a minimum of 72 hours’ notice before the requested drop-in date. For questions, please contact Tana Petrov at 630.685.4231.
Every fall, we offer the Rockin’ Reading Race and Great Page Race to Bolingbrook students in grades K–8. Learn more about each of these programs and how you can win prizes for your school!
We provide a variety of storytimes inside the library and at area preschools, daycare centers and community locations such as Panera Bread and the Bolingbrook Historic Museum. In addition to reading books, storytimes include interactive songs and activities which help promote early literacy. See our events calendar for this month’s storytime schedule.
Every year we host Preschool Round-Up, an open house for parents to meet and talk with representatives from various local preschools and daycare centers to help find the right fit for their children. The event includes prize drawings for children, teachers and parents, and several community organizations are also on hand to provide additional resources to attendees.
We offer monthly virtual events to supplement your homeschool curriculum. Adventures in Homeschooling–Far Away Places at Your Fingertips allows K–5 homeschool teachers and their students to discover geography, stories, music and crafts. Join us on YouTube!
Teen and Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures give homeschool students in grades 6–12 the opportunity to explore hands-on technology topics. Our Outreach Services staff also offers an off-site storytime for homeschoolers. See our events calendar for dates and times.
We offer a robust Ellison Die collection for you to use to complete special projects. To use our Ellison Die cutter, please complete this form at least 36 hours in advance of when you would like to visit. You will need to provide your own paper or other materials. For questions, please contact Studio 300 at 630.685.4260 or Children’s Services at 630.685.4181.