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New Exhibit on Display from Local Artist Daniel Botkin

Fondulac District Library announces a new exhibit from local artist Daniel Botkin as the latest installment for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program.

His mixed media series, Visions of Johanna: The Life and Lyrics of Bob Dylan, will be on display at the library through August. Botkin’s artwork portrays bold and vibrant interpretations of Bob Dylan’s songs, and features thoughtfully executed elements of surrealism. Botkin studied art at Illinois Central College and Illinois State University and graduated with a B.S. in Art. He has exhibited his work in galleries and juried competitions across the nation and has been the recipient of several awards and grants. He also has published three comic books, which are in the archives of the Graphic Novels Collection at Columbia University, and he has recorded three CDs of his music. To learn more about the exhibit, click here, and be sure to stop by the library to enjoy the artwork!

We’re hiring!

Join Our TeamThe library is now accepting applications for a part-time Youth Services Assistant position and a part-time IT Assistant position. Please visit for more information.

Check Out Puzzles at the Library

Jigsaw puzzles are a fun and relaxing activity to enjoy by yourself or with friends and family. Fondulac District Library offers a variety of puzzles for checkout.

  • Choose from puzzles with 500 or more pieces.
  • Puzzles may be checked out for a one week period and can be renewed one time.
  • A patron may check out up to two puzzles at one time.
  • Puzzles must be checked out and returned at the second floor Information Desk.

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


Introducing the Libby App

Libby is a new app that allows you to access FDL’s eBook and audiobook collection from Alliance Digital Media (via Overdrive). The Libby app offers numerous features and a seamless, user-friendly design. Learn more and download the app for Android, Apple, or Windows 10 here.

Help and support for the app is available at and via the Tips & Secrets option in the app’s menu. Additionally, you can access information for getting started with the app here.

Will the Libby app replace the OverDrive app?
No. If you’re a current user of the OverDrive app and love using it, please keep doing so. Whether you’re a new user or a current OverDrive app user interested in a new reading experience, give Libby a try.

Can a user use both the OverDrive app and Libby at the same time?
Yes, but it is recommended to use one or the other for the best experience because the apps are not fully synced.

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

Board Games are Available for Checkout

Fondulac District Library offers a variety of exciting board and card games!

  • Board games can be checked out from the Adult Services Department.
  • A patron may check out up to 2 games at one time for a 1 week period. Board games cannot be renewed.
  • Borrowers are responsible for returning a game with all of its pieces and accessories.

For more information, and to view the complete list of board games in the collection, click here.

Community Bulletin Board

The library’s community bulletin board is an excellent way to learn about or promote upcoming community events. Anyone may submit flyers or small signs to be approved and posted by library staff for promoting educational, cultural, or charitable events.

  • Notices must be typewritten and contain a name and the contact information of the sponsoring organization or representative.
  • Due to space limitations, a size of 11×17 inches and under for posters, and 8.5×11 inches and under for brochures, is preferred.
  • Flyers promoting dated events should be posted within 30 days and will be removed after the event has passed.
  • Use of the community bulletin board is guided by the Community Information Policy.

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


Summer 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 summer! Please take a moment to review the newsletter and mark your calendars with the great lineup of programs happening at Fondulac District Library through September. Enjoy!

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Check Out Equipment from the Library

You can check out more than books from the library. Try something new today!

Stream popular movies and more to your television over WiFi with this device.

“Kill-A-Watt” Load Tester:
Measure the AMPS or WATTS used by plug-in electrical appliances.

MaKey MaKey:
A MaKey MaKey is a basic computing and circuitry tool for all ages. This device turns any item that can conduct electricity into a touchpad.

Speck Air Quality Monitor:
Speck monitors use an infrared sensor to detect particulate indoor air pollution.

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

New & Upcoming Titles for Summer 2017

An updated list of New & Upcoming Titles at Fondulac District Library has been added to the website! The books on this list are available to check out or place on hold.

Here is a sampling of a few of the latest titles:

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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.

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