Hey Young Women, grades 6 – 12, join us this Sat, June 18 for a special program about growing up proud. Please register.

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Looking for something different to read? Check out some recommended Steampunk books!

Steampunk one page for blog

Hey teens, there are still spots open in the Bird Nest Necklace craft program!


A perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom or someone who is always there for you! Using jewelry wire and pearl beads, we’ll create a pendant that looks like a bird’s nest. Necklace chain provided. For grades 6 – 12 only. Registration required.

You may register by going online at http://www.fountaindale.org, calling us at 630.685.4199 or by stopping in and seeing us at the Teen Services Desk in the Vortex.

– Hope to see you there!

Pencil Transformation Drawing Contest is underway for 4th-12th graders!

pencil transform examples

Pencil transformation drawings are drawings that take the shape/image of an actual pencil and use it in multiples and distortions to create the image of another object. Sound a bit tricky? Well, we think it’s pretty cool and we’d like to see what you artists out there can come up with. The image seen here is of samples we were able to find courtesy the Internet.

Artwork must follow the guideline of using pencils only as the object image and artwork needs to be no larger than 11 x 17 inches.  Submissions will be taken during the month of March along with an entry form which will be available at the Vortex desk beginning March 1. Last day for submission will be March 31st. Categories will be 4-6th grade, 7-9th grade and 10th-12th grade with a first place winner winning a prize in all categories.

We’d love to see what you can do!

- Carly T.



Hey Teens, don’t forget to sign up for our Call of Duty: After Hours Event on Friday, Feb 28th!


Hey teens, has your teacher asked you to do a report on a Dystopian book? Stumped for suggestions?

Hi Teens!

A lot of times we get asked in the Vortex for a list of Dystopian books that are available to you for a school homework assignment. Of course one of the most popular is still Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Already read that one? Or looking for something different? Maybe you’re not sure what a Dystopian book actually is?

Here we have a compiled list of options for you to choose from. And if it turns out you really enjoyed reading the one you pick, we’ve also listed here if there are any sequels for you to enjoy. Hope this list helps in your search. Happy Reading!

Dystopian one page blog PF

Hey teens, come make unique Paper Quill Jewelry this Thursday!

This upcoming Thursday, January 23rd, teens can come and make Paper Quill Jewelry!

This technique uses rolling thin slips of paper to create colorful circles that we will attach to a ring base and pendant base. One ring and one pendant per person. This is a challenging one, but really cool!
The program runs from 6:30-8:30pm and is for 6th-12th graders only. You do need to register, which you can do so by giving us a call at 630.685.4199, stopping in and seeing us at a reference desk or by going online at http://www.fountaindale.org.

Here are the samples I made…

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New e-Reader or Tablet? Download e-books @ the Library!

mobile phone and booksDid you get a new e-reader or tablet for the holidays?  The library has a couple of resources that you can use to download e-books and e-audiobooks to your devices.  You can use Pindigital (Overdrive), 3M Cloud, and OneClickDigital for book and audiobook content.  Apps for all these services are available for your portable devices and work very similarly from device to device. Visit the library’s website to learn more about each database and how to download the different apps.  You will need your Fountaindale Library card to access the materials.

Did you also know that the library circulates Nooks pre-loaded with e-books?  Our Teen Nooks feature popular titles like the Fault in our Stars by John Green, The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth, 2014 Rebecca Caudill Nominees and more.  Teens would need to visit the library with their parent/guardian and their Fountaindale Library cards to check out one of our Nooks.  Stop by the Vortex to learn more about this great service!

Randi C.

Hey Tweens, come make a sand vial necklace or key chain on Jan 16th!

On Thursday, January 16 from 6:00-7:00, you can come make sand vial necklaces and key chains!

This program is for 4th-6th graders and will be located in the Vortex.

Tweens will be able to make one necklace and one keychain each.

Please register for this program by going online at www.fountaindale.org, stopping in and seeing us a the Teen Services Desk, or by calling us at 630.685.4199.

Thanks! Hope to see you there!

Hey teens and tweens, there’s still room to sign up for our Popsicle Stick Wall Art programs being held next week!

Popsicle Stick Wall Art Jan 2014