Hidden Gems from the World Languages Collection

Dalinae Chuseog Mati
Dalinae Chuseog Mati by Seon Ja Eun

“Families of Dal gather together at grandmother’s house to celebrate Chuseog (Korean traditional Thanksgiving).  They prepare traditional foods, make Songpyeon, play various traditional games and have a wonderful time during the village festival.  Through a day of Chuseog for Dal’s family, the author illustrates the rich Korean culture, tradtion, customs, and shares the wisdom of life of the ancestors that is absorbed in tradition.”–Description from bookswindows.com.

Celebrate Family Reading Night with the Game Show Gurus!

It’s Family Reading Night and we are celebrating with a special trivia game show.  The Game Show Gurus will be here and may choose you and your family team to be contestants!  They’ll be asking high-energy type questions on a variety of topics.  The first team to ‘buzz in’ gets a chance to answer.  The audience will be involved and best of all everyone is a winner!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Meeting Room A (Drop in until room capacity of 90 is reached.)

WHO: All ages, preschoolers with an adult

Hope to see you there!

Call the Children’s Services Department of you have any questions. 630-685-4181

-Mrs. Ashley

International Games Day


Read, learn, and play during International Games Day @ your library. International Games Day is a world-wide library event celebrating the popularity and educational, recreational, and social value of video and board games.

On Saturday, November 15th, the game is on at Fountaindale Public Library as we host tournaments and activities for tweens and teens in grades 4 – 12.   There will be popcorn, trivia, prizes and fun in the Vortex from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Here is a schedule of events:

Connect 4 Tournament 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For Gr. 6 – 12
Just Dance Dance Off 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For Gr. 4 – 8
Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. For Gr. 6 – 12
Giant Jenga Tournament 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. For Gr. 6 – 12
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For Gr. 6 – 12
Minecraft Club: Open Play 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For Gr. 4 – 12

For more information or to register for a program, visit www.fountaindale.org or call 630-685-4199.

*Minecraft Club: Open Play will take place in the 2nd floor computer lab.  All other activities will take place in the Vortex.

Super Stolie Music Show

Super StolieJoin us for a musical exhibition of creativity that will inspire children to embrace their own uniqueness through singing, dancing, and doing the Rockstar Jump! This captivating show will engage kids of all ages and get the whole family singing along. Super Stolie’s original songs are so catchy that kids will skip away with the tunes in their head and positive messages to boot! All ages preschoolers with an adult. Drop in until room limit of 90 is reached.

Tuesday, November 11

2:00 p.m.  – 2:45 p.m. in Meeting Room A

This is Veteran’s Day  when schools are out.

If you want to find out more about our guest check out her website.


Drop in for Sensory Storytime this Saturday

Drop in and join us for Sensory Storytime on Saturday, November 8th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.  We read stories, sing songs and do interactive activities. This program focuses on children with sensory integration issues but all children, ages 2 to 6, are welcome with a caregiver.

story time

After School Fun in Let’s Create!

Looking for something fun to do after school? Well look no further. Let’s Create is just what you are looking for. Join us to discover your creative side as we explore different types of art and ways to create it.

This month we will look at the art of mosaics!


Children grades K- 5 can join us this Wednesday November 5  from 4:15-5:15.

Register Now!

-Miss Chris

Toy Hacking for Tweens & Teens

Join us on Tuesday, November 4 from 2 – 4 pm in Meeting Room A for        Toy Hacking.  This program is for tweens and teens in 4th – 12th grade.

Get creative as we take apart old toys and give them new life.  Tweens and Teens will be re-inventing toys by combining bits and pieces from different toys.  Just like Sid Phillips from Toy Story, only less scary.  We will also use markers, duct tape, foam, glue and more in your toy transformations.  We’ll have toys on hand, but attendees can bring in their own toys, random toy pieces or parts to add to our creations.

Here is an example of a Toy Hack. We started with a pink Disney princess tea pot.  We used a black sharpie, several types of duct tape/tape, buttons, washers, glue, and beads to create a tea pot fit for an evil queen.

Toy Hacking Example (1)

To register, please contact Children Services at   630-685-4181 or Teen Services at  630-685-4199.  A toy themed movie will be playing on the big screen while we toy hack!  Snacks will be available during the program. See you there!