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The Friends of FDL Request Book Donations

The Friends of Fondulac District Library are accepting book donations, specifically paperbacks, to support our military troops.

The Friends mail donated books to military bases overseas and stateside for the troops and their families through the program, Operation Paperback. The most requested books are mystery, sci-fi, biographies, and nonfiction on a variety of topics, including military history, politics, business, and self-help. Donations may be made any time the library is open. Donations are currently scheduled to be packaged and shipped on March 8, 2017.

Operation Paperback is a national, non-profit organization, whose volunteers collect gently-used books and send them to American troops overseas, as well as veterans and military families here at home. Since 1999, the organization has shipped over 2.2 million books. Learn more at operationpaperback.org.

The Friends support the library’s mission through advocacy, fundraising, and volunteerism. Donations of fiction and nonfiction books, music CDs, audiobooks on CD, and DVD or Blu-ray videos and films to their ongoing book sale at the library are always welcome.

Please visit or call the library at (309) 699-3917 with questions.

Winter Newsletter Available

The latest issue of Community Connection, Fondulac District Library’s quarterly newsletter, is now available! It is mailed to residences within the library district and also is available for download and printing from our website. Printed copies can also be picked up at the library.

Whether you are into history, writing, gaming, music, science, or crafts, we’ve got something planned for everyone at the library this winter! Please take a moment to review the newsletter and mark your calendars with the great lineup of programs happening at Fondulac District Library through March. Enjoy!

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1KB4K

1KB4K is an early literacy program designed to promote reading to babies, infants, and toddlers with the goal of having 1,000 books read before Kindergarten.

Getting Started:

  • Register in the Youth Services Department to receive a progress chart to track the first 100 books read to the child.
  • Once the chart is complete, return it to the library for a free book and the next progress chart.
  • A certificate of achievement, book, and book bag will be awarded when the goal of reading 1000 books is met!

For more information, visit or call the library at 309.699.3917 ext, 1291.

Library Hosts Local Author Fair

author-fairFondulac District Library hosts its first ever Author Fair on January 21, 2017, at 1 p.m. Local authors will discuss their books, answer questions, and sell and sign copies of their books.

Paranormal author Sylvia Shults will present a keynote address, and horror author Joe Chianakas will answer questions about the publication process. Attendees are invited to enjoy an author meet and greet as well as dramatic readings from selected authors. Books may be purchased at the event, and a portion of all sales will be donated to the Friends of Fondulac District Library. There will also be prize drawings.

The library encourages local authors to submit an application to promote, sell, and sign copies of their work at the event. Applications are available here or at the library. The deadline to apply is December 27.

For more information, please visit the library or call (309) 699-3917.

Book Clubs at the Library

Fondulac District Library is currently offering two book clubs for adult readers.

The “Out of the Box Book Club” takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at locations throughout East Peoria.

The “Adult Book Club” meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s conference room.

Learn more about these book clubs by visiting the library’s calendar.

 

 

 

New Art Exhibit on Display at FDL

20161108_090736_resizedFondulac District Library is proud to announce a new exhibit on display for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program.

A collage series, The Art of Judith Koren Shanahan, will be on display through the end of the year. Shanahan uses acrylic paints, specialty papers, recycled ephemera, textures, and more to represent and interpret a multitude of subjects. Her professional art training began at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continued at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She has exhibited locally, as well as in Rockford, and her pieces have been purchased by people across the country.

To learn more about the Fine Arts at FDL program, click here.

National Friends of Libraries Week

friends-week1National Friends of Libraries Week is October 16 to 22! Join us for a Meet and Greet on Wednesday, October 19, with giveaways, a drawing, buy one-get one book sale specials, and more. The Friends support the library through fundraising and volunteerism, and they help make the library’s programs and services possible. Stop by the library to help us celebrate our Friends!

Learn more about the Friends of Fondulac District Library here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Recurring Children’s Programs at the Library

weekly-program-promowebFondulac District Library offers numerous recurring programs for children of all ages. Introduce your child to art, science, and more! A variety of clubs, workshops, and hands on activities are scheduled for fall, 2016. Call the library at (309) 699-3917 or check out the calendar to register or learn more.

Story Times – Sept. 12-Nov 18

  • Little Listeners
    Mondays • 10:00-10:30 a.m.
    4-6 years old
  • Together Time
    Tuesdays • 10:00-10:30 a.m.
    3 years old & adult
  • Family Story Time
    Tuesdays • 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    2 + years old & adult
  • Tiny Tot Time
    Thursdays • 10:00-10:20 a.m.
    1-2 years old & adult
  • Baby Lapsit
    Fridays • 10:00-10:20 a.m.
    Birth to 1 year old with adult

Little Explorers *
Wednesdays • Oct. 5-Nov. 16
10 a.m. • Preschoolers

Science Sunday
Sundays • Oct. 16 & Nov. 13
2 p.m. • Grades K-5

Pokémon Club
2nd Tuesdays • 6 p.m.
Grades 3-8

Adventures in Drawing *
Tuesdays • Oct. 11 & 25 and Nov. 8 & 22
3:30 p.m. • Grades 6-8

FDL Chess Club
1st Thursdays • 6:30 p.m.
Grades 6-12

Yu-Gi-Oh! Night
1st Thursdays • 6 p.m.
All ages

*Registration Required. If you are unable to register online, please call the library.

Autumn Newsletter Available

The latest issue of Community Connection, Fondulac District Library’s quarterly newsletter, is now available! It is mailed to residences within the library district and also is available for download and printing from our website. Printed copies can also be picked up at the library.

Whether you are into history, writing, gaming, music, science, or crafts, we’ve got something planned for everyone at the library this fall! Please take a moment to review the newsletter and mark your calendars with the great lineup of programs happening at Fondulac District Library through December. Enjoy!

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Voter Registration at the Library

RegistertoVoteYou can register to vote at Fondulac District Library!

  • Registrants must be:
    • U.S. citizens
    • A resident of Illinois for 30 days prior to the election
    • 18 years old by Election Day
  • Bring two valid forms of ID. One must have your current address.
  • The deadline to register at the library is October 11.
  • You can check your registration status by visiting elections.il.gov.

If you have any questions, please visit or call the library at (309) 699-3917.

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