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FDL’s Newspaper Subscriptions

Due to low patron usage of the Bloomington Pantagraph newspaper, Fondulac District Library has discontinued its subscription. The library seeks to make efficient use of its funds and has chosen to expand national news coverage by adding the Wall Street Journal to its newspaper collection. Patrons are invited to enjoy this and other newspapers that the library has to offer. A full list is available here.

Fine Arts at Fondulac District Library

Fine Arts at FDL expands the library’s mission by stimulating imagination and fostering lifelong learning, and gives local artists the opportunity to present new work in a public setting.

  • The library has display areas for both hanging and three-dimensional pieces of art.
  • All display areas are within the library and are publicly viewable during regular library hours.
  • The library encourages all artists in East Peoria and surrounding communities to submit an application for consideration.
  • Applications are welcome anytime and are reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered, please review the information and policy and complete the online application available here.

Drive Up Window & Outside Drop Boxes

The drive up window, located on the Richland Street side of the building, offers convenient services for library patrons. Pull up to the window, and press the speaker button for assistance.

  • Pick up and check out available items that have been placed on hold
  • Renew items or pay a fine
  • Ask a librarian to unlock items, such as DVD cases

Also located on the Richland Street side of the building are two outside drop boxes conveniently positioned to accommodate cars, trucks, and SUVs.

  • Most library materials can be dropped off 24 hours a day. Some items, such as Roku Streaming Media Devices and Playaway Launchpads, must be returned inside.

Items that are returned after hours to the outside drop boxes on their due date will not be considered late or incur a fine.

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

Printing Services at the Library

Scanning, Faxing, and Copying

The library offers self-service scanning and outbound faxing through its easy-to-use ScanStation. The Scan Station is capable of:

  • Scanning to a flash drive
  • Scanning to Google Drive
  • Scanning to email
  • Scanning to a printer (10¢ black and white or 25¢ color per page)
  • Scanning to a fax number ($1 per page) Note: Outgoing faxes only. Delivery confirmation is available by email only.

A flatbed scanner and a document scanner are available. The file can be saved or emailed in the following formats: PDF, searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, and TIFF.

Photocopier
Self-service copiers available for public use. Copies are 10¢ per page for black and white or 25¢ per page for color.

Printing & Mobile Printing

Printing is available from the library’s public computers and from personal laptops and devices connected to the library’s Wi-Fi. Patrons also can utilize the library’s mobile printing service to print remotely from smartphones, tablets, and computers and pick up their printouts at the library. The library’s mobile printing service is accessible three ways:

  • By visiting the Mobile Printing page
  • By emailing the print job to any of the email addresses below:
    fdl-bw@printspots.com (Black & White)
    fdl-color@printspots.com (Color)
    fdl-bw-2sided@printspots.com (Black and White 2-Sided)
    fdl-color-2sided@printspots.com (Color 2-Sided)
  • Downloading and using the PrinterOn Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

Visit a print release station at the library to retrieve your mobile print job. Print jobs are available for 24 hours once submitted. If you need assistance, please see a library staff member.

Printing cost:
10¢ each for letter-size black and white printouts (20¢ for double-sided)
25¢ cents each for letter-size color printouts (50¢ for double-sided)

Patrons may bring resume paper for use in the printers. Please see a staff member before printing your documents for assistance.

For additional information, please visit or call the library at (309) 699-3917

Story Time in a Box Kits

Designed for parents, teachers, and caregivers who want to create a fun story time experience for their preschoolers, Story Time in a Box Kits are available for checkout in the Youth Services Department.

  • Kits include picture books, craft ideas, and a variety of games, puzzles, puppets, or a mini felt board with characters.
  • Reading together, playing interactive games, and singing songs promote early literacy in children. Story Time in a Box Kits provide excellent tools to facilitate these experiences.
  • Cardholders may borrow one Story Time in a Box at a time for a lending period of seven days. Kits must be checked out and returned at the Youth Services desk with all accessories.

Story Time in a Box Kits include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
Bugs
Butterflies
Christmas
Dinosaurs
Fables, Fairytales, and Folklore
Firefighters
Monsters

Oceans
…and more!

For additional information, click here, or visit or call the library at (309) 699-3917.

Get the Most Out of Your Library Card

Get the Most Out of Your Library Card

Did you know that you can use your Fondulac District Library card at area libraries?

  • Enjoy the convenience of checking out materials from other libraries—all with one card.
  • When placing a hold, simply choose a library from which to pick up the items.
  • You can return most materials from FDL to other local libraries, and return from other area libraries at FDL. Library staff takes care of the rest!
  • Don’t have an FDL card? Don’t worry! Other area library cards offer the same features and flexibility, and most are accepted at FDL.

For more information, visit or call the library at 309-699-3917.

Online Payments

For patron convenience, Fondulac District Library offers online fine payment.

To pay a fine online:

  1. Click the Pay Fines Online link. (This link also appears in the drop down list under “My Account” on the menu bar.)
  2. Type in your library card number and PIN.
  3. Click on the tab entitled “Fines” to display fines associated with the card.
  4. Read and select “Accept terms and conditions to submit payment.”
  5. Click “Pay online to Fondulac Library.” Please note that the minimum online payment allowed is $1, and a convenience fee of 50¢ will be added to your payment.
  6. Choose your credit card type, and enter your credit card information.
  7. Select “Email me a payment receipt,” and enter your email address.
  8. Click submit to complete your payment.

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

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.

Notary Service

The library provides a free notary service in the Adult Services Department during its operating hours. Please be aware that faster service can be provided during regular business hours.

Tips and Reminders:

  • Do NOT sign the form until present with a notary.
  • Call ahead to (309) 699-3917 to check availability.
  • Bring a valid photo ID.
  • Bring witnesses if needed, as the library cannot provide them.
  • Visit fondulaclibrary.org/services for additional information.

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

Anytime Activities at the Library

Fondulac District Library offers a variety of activities for children of all ages whenever they visit the library. The Youth Services Department provides a new activity every month, such as scavenger hunts and simple crafts.

Additionally, a wide selection of board and card games are available for kids, including, but not limited to:

  • Battleship
  • Candyland
  • Connect Four
  • Dr. Seuss Matching
  • Enchanted Forest
  • I Spy Preschool Game
  • Monopoly Jr.
  • Scrabble
  • Sorry!
  • Trouble
  • Crazy 8’s
  • Go Fish
  • Old Maid
  • Take the Train
  • Uno

The Youth Services Department also features a dedicated play area with a train table, puppet theater, Lego
table, and puzzles, as well as two Nintendo Wii U gaming stations with numerous games to play.*

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

*Wii U gaming stations require a library card or photo ID from the user, or the user’s guardian, to play.

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