On Thursday, September 26th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, you can come on in to the Vortex and cover your books. Keep your school books protected in style whille creating your own works of art! You’ll be able to spray, color and design a book jacket that will help keep your text books safe from doodling pens and pencils. Limit 3 covers per participant. You need to bring in the actual textbooks you’ll be covering. For grades 6 – 12 only. While supplies last. Call us at 630.685.4199 with any questions. Hope to see you there!
So we found ourselves with a bunch of unused post-its and came across a cool idea to have you guys make a mural out of them. Come on in, 6th-12th graders, and create a fun piece of art on one of these 3 x 3 squares! We’ll add it to our mural and vote for our favorite square! You have all of September to come on in and participate and a prize will be given to the winner! Hope you can stop by!
Summer Reading has come to an end at the library. 499 teens registered for the program and read 676,767 pages during our 9 week program. What an accomplishment! Teens were reading to earn paperback books and Pelican Harbor one-day passes. We gave away over 450 books this summer. Prize books can still be picked up through Saturday, August 17 in the Vortex.
The Friends of the Fountaindale Library donated our four grand prize packs featuring gift cards, games, headphones, candy, notebooks, bookmarks, etc. Teens were entered into the grand prize drawing for every 1000 pages read. Here are our 4 winners:
Have Book, Will Read Prize Pack – Casey C.
Have Movies, Will Watch Prize Pack – Kailee S.
Have Music, Will Listen Prize Pack – Paola S.
Have Games, Will Play Prize Pack – Angel O.
We also had a lot of fun in our teen programs this summer. Over 1350 teens attended activities at the library in June, July, and August.
Teens learned how to create, script, shoot and edit videos and animation with our Studio 300 staff. They also learned about 3D design and printing and created 3D models of houses and buildings.
We had tons of great craft programs including: Para-cord Survival Bracelets, Camp Treats, No-Sew Bandana Bags, Buttons, Journal Making and much more. Teens had fun at our movie marathons, green screen photo opportunities, babysitting classes, cooking programs, and video game events. Teens also competed in our 2nd annual No-Bake Iron Chef program. And to close out summer reading, the library held an awesome ice cream social.
Thanks to all our sponsors and teens for making this a great summer!
A little bit about the Vortex…
The Vortex is the library’s space for teens, grades 6-12 only. Teens are encouraged to use this space for general reading, studying or hanging out.
What is a Vortex Card?
If a teen wishes to utilize the other special features of the room, which include the Teen Computer Lab, Open Video Game Play and the Music “Egg” Chairs, a Vortex Card IS required.
How do you get a Vortex Card?
It does require an orientation with the teen and adult caregiver/guardian over age 18 present. The orientation takes about 20 minutes in whihc brief overviews of the room and behavior expectations are discussed. Adult and teen signatures are required acknowledging understanding. Teens will need to have their picture taken for the ID.
Orientations must be scheduled in advance by arranging an appointment with a Vortex staff member at the desk or by calling 630.685.4199. Drop-in orientations will be accommodated at the discretion of the staff.
Other information of note:
* You do not need a Vortex Card to just hang out in the room as long as you are in 6th-12th grade.
* Anyone is free to come in and browse our collection and check out books.
* If you don’t want to get a Vortex Card but wish to use a computer here at the library, a 6th-12th grader may log onto a computer in the Computer Commons area on the 2nd floor near the magazines with a state ID, Driver’s license, library card or school ID.
* The Vortex Card is free and is valid for 2 years.
* A child who just completed 5th grade and is entering 6th grade in the fall is eligible to receive a Vortex Card.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Teen Services Desk in the Vortex at 630.685.4199.
- Carly T.