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!
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…
Did 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!
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!
Congratulations to contest winner, 7th grader Jospeh R., on his winning guess in our Book Tree Contest!
We took guesses from 6th-12th graders all month who needed to guess how many books made up our Book Tree displayed in the Vortex of the library. The winner was the be the person who came the closest without going over!
We had 84 guesses, with Joseph’s being amazingly close at 416! The actual total is 418!
We had a couple of other really close guesses at 420!
Thanks to all of you who participated and we look forward to doing this again next year!
- Carly T.
Calling all Minecrafters! The library will hold an after hours Minecraft event for teens on Friday, January 3 from 5-9 pm. Teens in grades 6 – 12 will be able to play Minecraft, learn how to make a tutorial video, eat pizza and popcorn, and more. Teens will need to have their own Minecraft log-in to participate. Contact the Vortex at 630-685-4199 for registration information. Because this is an after hours event, teens will need to turn in a signed parental permission slip to attend. Permission slips can be picked up in the Vortex at the library. Check out this cool Studio 300 promo!
Register online at www.fountaindale.org, call us at 630.685.4199 or stop in and see us at one of the service desks! This program is for 6th-12th graders only please.