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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.

BookMyne: An App for Android & iOS

The BookMyne app makes it easy to access Fondulac District Library on-the-go! This free app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices.

  • Search the library catalog
  • Manage your library account
  • Reserve books
  • Get recommendations
  • Scan an item’s barcode to check for available copies at the library
  • Find nearby libraries
  • And more!

For additional information about BookMyne, click here.

Digital Collections at the Library

Fondulac District Library offers numerous digital collections to cardholders, including:

  • Overdrive – an eBook and audiobook collection compatible with iOS, Chromebook, Android, Kindle, Kobo, and NOOK tablets. Install the free Overdrive App by visiting one of the following and searching for “Overdrive.”
      • Apple App Store
      • Google Play Store
      • Amazon
      • Chrome Web Store

    You can also check out Overdrive here.

  • Axis 360 – an eBook and audiobook collection compatible with iOS, Android, & Kindle. Install the free Axis 360 app by visiting one of the following and searching for “Axis 360.”
      • Apple App Store
      • Google Play Store
      • Amazon

    You can also check out Axis 360 here.

  • Tumblebooks – streaming collections of eBooks, audiobooks, and read-along picture books that can be accessed in the library or remotely with your Fondulac District Library card on this page.
  • Biblioboard – a free eBook collection filled with classic literature and other titles. Access Biblioboard here.

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

Mobile Printing Now Available

Patrons can utilize the library’s mobile printing service to print remotely from smartphones, tablets, and computers and pick up their printouts at the library. There are three ways to utilize the library’s mobile printing service:

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

Printing cost:

  • 10 cents each for black and white printouts (20 cents for double sided)
  • 25 cents each for color printouts (50 cents for double sided)

East Peoria Chamber of Commerce Announces GED Preparation Class

The East Peoria Chamber of Commerce announces a GED Preparation class to be offered in East Peoria January 18-May 10, 2017.  This class is offered through collaboration among the East Peoria Chamber, the Fondulac District Library, and the Peoria Park District ELITE Program.

Individuals who wish to participate in the program must qualify through a Test of Basic Adult Education (TABE) at a 7th grade reading level or above.  Individuals must register and test in-person between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM on Wednesday, January 4 or Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Registration, testing, and the classes will be held in the East Peoria Civic Plaza adjacent to the Fondulac District Library and City Hall in East Peoria.  Individuals must attend one registration session and all class sessions to get the most out of the class.

Financial support provided for individuals taking this class will cover all of the costs of instruction, supplies, materials, practice tests, and certification tests.  Spaces are limited to qualified individuals and will be filled on a first-come, first-registered basis.

Questions can be directed to epged2017@gmail.com or (309) 431-1341. Download a PDF with important dates and information here.

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.

Interlibrary Loan Service

Fondulac District Library offers an Interlibrary Loan service to its cardholders. This service allows patrons to request items from beyond central Illinois and outside of the RSACat catalog. Interlibrary Loan requests may be placed in person at the library, by phone at (309) 699-3917, or online by using the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

To learn more about Interlibrary Loans, please contact the library.

 

 

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