Tag Archives: Bookmobile

Rovin’ Robots and More


30-ish Second Video Book Review Contest
April 9-15, All day
Tell us about your favorite book or any book you’ve read with a 30-ish second video book review for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! Need help with your video? Stop by Studio 300 for assistance! Check our online calendar for how to enter and more details.

Food for Fines as part of National Library Week
April 9-15
Do you owe any money for fines on your library card? Bring a donation of food to the Check-Out desk  and we will remove $2 in fines (up to $20) per account for each unexpired, non-perishable food item you donate. All food will be donated to the DuPage Township Food Pantry.
You can also return overdue or lost books the week of April 9-15 without paying fines. Returned materials must be in good condition.
Please note: Collection agency fees, billed items that are not returned and billed equipment from Studio 300 and lost eReaders do not qualify.

There will be no weekly Storytimes this week, but Minecraft Club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday.

Our special Spring Break Week Rovin’ Robots programs include video gaming, chances to try out our new robots, drawing classes, a stuffed animal sleepover, making art bots, Preschool Activity Time, and a Make-it Take-it craft program. See the Spring Break Week Rovin’ Robots page for details and to register for programs.

National Bookmobile Day
Wednesday, April 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile in front of the library to celebrate National Bookmobile Day. We’ll have giveaways, crafts, drop-in storytimes—including a puppet story—and gift card drawings!

McStory Time
Thursday, April 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6
Join us for a free story and a treat at McDonald’s. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes
Saturday, April 15: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Grades K-1
Come in and read a book to us to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Please remember that the library will be closed April 16 for Easter. See you on Monday!

Check out a Nook!

English: Logo for the Barnes & Noble Nook

English: Logo for the Barnes & Noble Nook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you know you can check out a Nook HD Tablet from the library?  The Children’s Services Department has six Nooks to check out (there are also Nooks available in the Vortex, at the Adult Services desks, and on the Bookmobile).  The children’s nooks come preloaded with more than 100 books and apps for toddlers through elementary school students.  Interested?  Here’s how to get ready to check one out:

  • Have a Fountaindale library card.
  • Sign a waiver
  • If a child will be checking out a Nook without a parent present, make sure the child’s card is linked to the card of a parent or guardian.

Out staff can show you how to get started using a Nook if you’ve never used one before.  You can also place a Nook on hold, so if all of them are checked out we can save one for you when it is returned.