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Online Research Resources

These and other online research resources are available at the library or online 24/7 with your Fondulac District Library card:

News, Magazines, and JournalsEast Peoria Times Courier, Peoria Journal Star, popular magazines, and articles from scholarly publications
Genealogy – Ancestry Library Edition* and HeritageQuest Online
Automotive – Driving permit practice tests and car repair and maintenance information from Chilton Library
Careers and Education – Tools for resume building, job searching, certification exams, and more
Technology – Tutorials for Microsoft Office, social media, and Internet usage
Health – Wellness information and guides to symptoms, treatments, and drug interactions
Finance and Law – Legal forms, legal self-help, and information on the Constitutional Amendments
Geography, History, and Culture – Maps, statistics, and other information on nations worldwide

*Due to licensing restrictions, these resources are only available to users in the library.

Please visit or call the library at (309) 699-3917 if your have questions or need assistance with accessing these resources.

#FDL: What We’re Reading (and loving!) Right Now

Check out what the FDL staff is reading and loving right now!   Click on each book cover to view it in our online catalog or to place a hold.

Oathbringer

By: Brandon Sanderson

Recommended by Jessica R. “I just finished Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, and I already want to read it again! It was an emotional roller coaster of a book, both exciting and heartbreaking. I can’t wait for the next one!”

 

Killing Floor

By: Lee Child

Recommended by Jacob. “Killing Floor is the first book of the Jack Reacher series and is a phenomenal crime novel full of action, suspense, and mystery!”

 

 

Changes: A Novel of the Dresden Files

By: Jim Butcher

Recommended by Sarah. “That title is an understatement; it could also have been called Murphy’s Law. That’s how much goes wrong.”

 

 

The Year of the Flood

By:  Margaret Atwood

Recommended by Susie. “This is the second book in Atwood’s dystopian trilogy.  I’m going back and forth between the print and audio book.  It’s probably one of the strangest visions of the future out there.”

 

 

 Magic Burns

By: Ilona Andrews

Recommended by Melissa. “I am listening to Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews. This is the second book in the series that follows Kate Daniels, a snarky, mercenary-turned-heroine, through a futuristic Atlanta where sometimes magic works and sometimes technology reigns. Kate has to battle undead creatures with the help of a werewolf and a vampire to get to the bottom of what’s going on.” *Contains explicit language

 

 The Taste of War: World War Two and the Battle for Food

By: Lizzie Collingham

Recommended by Jonathan. “An interesting perspective on the role food played in World War II, discussing everything from strategy, politics, logistics, and technology.”

 

 

Strange Weather

By: Joe Hill

Recommended by Tom. This book is a collection of “four novellas about a Polaroid camera that erases memories, a multi-sided look at the gun debate, a solid “cloud,” and what happens when it rains nails.”

 

 

Post by: Susie Rivera, Reference Specialist

About #FDL

Welcome to #FDL! #FDL is a twice weekly update on all things Fondulac District Library and East Peoria. Twice a week, library staff will make posts that highlight some aspect of library life and relate it to you – our readers. Have you ever wanted to know which Dewey number represented a certain topic? Are you looking for book recommendations based on your favorite television show or television recommendations based on your favorite book? Have you ever wondered about the secret details of librarian life? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then #FDL is for you. We look forward to writing posts that are informative and entertaining and hope that you enjoy getting better acquainted with Fondulac District Library.

New & Upcoming Titles for Winter 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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Online Catalog

Have you checked out the library’s online catalog? For the best experience, log in with your library card number and PIN. Manage your account, browse Fondulac District Library’s collection, as well as those of other area libraries, and place holds on items to pick up at the library of your choosing. If you don’t have a library card, or don’t know your PIN, contact the library at 309-699-3917 for assistance.

The Friends of Fondulac District Library

The Friends of Fondulac District Library:

  • Promote the library to the community.
  • Maintain the ongoing book sale.
  • Support the library’s collection and facilities.
  • Sponsor and assist library programs for all ages.
  • Meet quarterly. Agendas, minutes, and additional information about the Friends of FDL is available here.
Become a Friend of Fondulac District Library for only $5 per year to support the library and the community! Please visit or call the library at (309)699-3917 with questions.

Friends of Fondulac District Library Bus Trip

The Friends of Fondulac District Library are hosting a bus trip to the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora with a stop at Louis Joliet Mall on Friday, November 10. Snacks, games, and drawings for door prizes will be included. Registration and a payment of $50 by cash or check are required, and meals are not included. The proceeds from the trip will benefit the library and its programs and events.

Bus Trip Schedule:

7:00 am         Arrive at the library to check in
7:30 am         Bus departs the library
10:00 am      Arrival at Chicago Premium Outlet Mall
2:30 pm        Bus departs for Louis Joliet Mall
3:15 pm         Arrival at Louis Joliet Mall
6:30 pm        Bus departs for return to the library
9:00 pm        Bus arrives at the library

Pick up and complete the registration form at the library, or download and print a copy here and turn it in at the checkout desk.

Questions? Please contact:
Vicki (309) 694.3620 or Joyce (309) 698.9091

 

Autumn 2017 Newsletter Now 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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Study Rooms at the Library

Fondulac District Library has two study rooms that seat 4 people each. Please call the library at (309) 699-3917 to reserve this space.

  • Study rooms can be reserved up to 4 weeks  in advance and are available for walk-in requests if no reservations exist.
  • The library reserves study rooms on a first come, first served basis, and a patron may have up to 5 reservations at one time.
  • A library card or photo ID must be left with staff at the Second Floor Information Desk while the study room is in use.
  • Patrons must be 13 years of age or older to reserve a study room.
  • For larger groups, Fondulac District Library and the City of East Peoria, as part of the Civic Complex, share spaces for their common use.  As a part of their public purpose, the City and Library do provide a means by which the atrium and meeting rooms may be provided for use by the public. Please visit or call the library for details.

 

 

New & Upcoming Titles for Autumn 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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Strategic Plan Update

In April 2016, the library adopted a strategic plan for fiscal years 2017 to 2019 to provide leadership with focus for making decisions related to resource allocation and the achievement of the organization’s vision. Fondulac District Library’s goals for fiscal years 2017 through 2019 are the result of meetings with and input from East Peoria residents and stakeholders, the library’s staff, and the library’s Board of Trustees. As a result of the planning process, the Board adopted the following goals for FY2017:

  • Marketing: Empower the staff to market the library’s resources
  • Services: Provide opportunities for patron collaboration and training
  • Technology: Develop library apps for streamlined mobile access to library services and features

In the past year, library leadership and staff made great strides toward achieving these goals. The library decided to focus on communication of existing services in a more consistent manner, both inside and outside of the library and by using its current marketing practices and additional new methods. Furthermore, library staff collaborated with schools, non-profit organizations, individuals, and businesses to create programs and learning opportunities both at the library and at locations throughout the community.  More than 9,100 people participated in the 553 programs offered by the library in FY2017. Library staff also worked throughout the year to make more information, services, and content available online. A robust mobile-responsive website with new content, 24/7 access to downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, the library catalog’s app and text services, mobile printing, and more provide convenient online access to much of what the library offers.

The library’s strategic plan calls for the library to continue its focus on these same goals in FY2018, and library leadership and staff are looking forward to making further progress in these areas.

Additional background about the plan and a more detailed FY2017 update are available here.

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