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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

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

Career Transitions Workshop

Career TransitionsIn response to the recent additional local layoffs and in recognition that many members of the community are searching for new employment, Fondulac District Library is offering a tutorial for using its free Career Transitions resource on September 8 at 6 p.m. Career Transitions is an online resource that helps users to search and apply for jobs. It is accessible to any user on Fondulac District Library’s computers, or 24/7 with an Internet-connected computer or device and your Fondulac District Library card number. Visit the online research resources page to access Career Transitions and explore its features.

On October 11 at 3 p.m. the library is offering a resume workshop. Learn the important do’s and don’ts of resume writing, including how to format using templates. This workshop is for those who are just entering or returning to the workforce. Registration is now open, and you can sign up here.

Voting is Open for the READ Poster Contest

Voting is open through August 20 for the READ Poster Contest. Visit the library’s Facebook page and click “like” on your favorite entry in each contest to cast your vote.

Adult contest entries:




Children’s contest entries:



Write for the Win! Contest Winner

IMG_8869Congratulations to Cara Dossett, the winner of the “Write for the Win!” short story contest! Cara is from Chillicothe and enjoys writing in her spare time. She is also a member of the PeoWriMos writing group. As the winner of the contest, she received several advanced reading copies, a custom mug, and gift certificates for East Peoria businesses. You can read Cara’s story “Frontier” below.

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