Richelle Mead Book Signing in Naperville!

Attention all Vampire Academy and Bloodlines fans!

Richelle Mead is going to be in Naperville this Friday as a part of her book tour, celebrating the release of the final Bloodlines book: The Ruby Circle.

Ruby CircleThe signing will occur at at Anderson’s Books in Naperville, IL on Friday, March 27th at 7:00PM. For further information on any other tour dates visit her site!

Those of you reading this, wondering who the heck Richelle Mead even is,she is an author that writes books about the supernatural and romance. Bloodlines is a spin-off based on her Vampire Academy series which, you guessed it, is about vampires! If you like P.C. Cast’s House of Night series or L.J. Smith’s Vampire Diaries you will love Vampire Academy!

Upset that Bloodlines is now over? Never fear! There are plenty of other books out there for you to devour written by other wonderful authors:

  • Eight Grade Bites by Heather Brewer: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod (Vampires and Urban Fantasy)
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Fantasy, Adventure)
  • Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Vampire, (Vampires, Fantasy)

All of these books and more are available for checkout in the Vortex located on the second floor of the library!


Ashe K.

Once Upon a Prom Is Now Closed

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Our first Once Upon a Prom event is now over.  Thank you so much to everyone who donated dresses and accessories for this event.

We especially wish to thank those who donated items for our prize drawings:

The Bolingbrook High School Prom Committe, who donated tickets to the prom

Gordon Biersch, which donated a gift card

Floral Delights, which donated a certificate for a corsage and boutonniere

Thank you also to Traci Baumgartner and Janet Zakrocky for providing free samples of makeup.

As of 1:00 p.m., we still have dresses!

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We are more than halfway through our first Once Upon a Prom event, but we still have plenty of dresses!  High school students are welcome to stop by before 3:00 p.m. and choose a donated fancy dress and accessories to keep.  We also have free samples of makeup, and you can enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win tickets to the Bolingbrook High School prom and other prom prizes!  All items are while supplies last.

Championship Battle in Teen March Madness Book Tournament

Championship Book CoversIt’s the final round of our 2015 Teen March Madness Book Tournament.  Two books are vying to be the champion- Divergent by Veronica Roth and The Giver by Lois Lowry.  Teens in 6th – 12th grade can vote at the library or online here between March 19 – March 25.

Each ballot will be entered into a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card drawing.  Limit one ballot per person per round. The winner of the March Madness Contest and the gift card drawing will be announced Monday, March 30th.  This contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Fountaindale Public Library.  Visit fountaindale.org to view the complete contest bracket.

Final Four in Teen March Madness Book Tournament

Final Four Book CoversWe are down to the Final Four contestants in the 2015 Teen March Madness Book Tournament.  Teens in 6th – 12th grade can vote in the third round at the library or online here between March 12 – March 18.

Just a reminder that each ballot will be entered into a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card drawing.  Limit one ballot per person per round. The winner of the March Madness Contest and the gift card drawing will be announced Monday, March 30th.  This contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Fountaindale Public Library.  Visit fountaindale.org to view the complete contest bracket.  Happy voting!

Teen Tech Week @ Fountaindale Public Library, March 8 – March 14, 2015

Making Beats 10_2013 (6)Teen Tech Week is underway at the library and we have a whole week of great programming lined up for teens grades 6 – 12.  Registration is open for all programs and space is still available.  To register, visit fountaindale.org or call the Vortex at 630-685-4199. Please note that Studio 300 programs require a Fountaindale Public Library card to register.

Tuesday, March 10

Raspberry Pi, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Studio 300
Learn basic computer programming with Raspberry Pi.

Teen Gaming Club, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Vortex
Play video games rated T and below with friends.

Wednesday, March 11

Light Painting, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Studio 300
Use different types of LED lights and camera equipment to “paint” a photo that resembles a hand-drawn sketch.

Thursday, March 12

Lego® Storytelling, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Studio 300
Create your own comic using Lego® blocks, camera equipment, and the computer program Comic Life.

Friday, March 13

Teen Geek Out, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Studio 300
Teens are taking over Studio 300. Drop-in to try out the computers, video and sound recording equipment, and more. It will be a teens only environment from 3:00 – 5:30 pm! No registration is required.

Saturday, March 14

Retro Techno Fair, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A
Experience technology from days past and see how far we’ve come. The fair looks back at old(er) technology — phones, computers, video games, slides, LPs, and so much more. Join us for this all ages trip down memory lane.

Vote for Elite 8 in Teen March Madness Book Tournament

The first round of voting is complete in our 2015 Teen March Madness Book Tournament.  The “Sweet 16″ was narrowed down to our “Elite 8.”

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Teens in 6th – 12th grade can vote in the second round at the library or online here between March 5 – March 11.  Each ballot will be entered into a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card drawing.  Limit one ballot per person per round. The winner of the March Madness Contest and the gift card drawing will be announced Monday, March 30th.  This contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Fountaindale Public Library.  Visit fountaindale.org to view the complete contest bracket.  Happy voting!

2015 Teen March Madness Book Tournament

Teens in Grades 6 – 12 can vote for their favorite teen fiction books.  Sixteen contestants were selected from the most popular books at the library in the past year. Voting will start February 26th and continue on for 4 weeks through March 25th.

Pick up a paper ballot in the Vortex or vote online here.  Each voting ballot will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.  Limit one ballot per person per week. The winner of the March Madness Contest and the gift card drawing will be announced Monday, March 30th.  This contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Fountaindale Public Library.

Voting Schedule:

• Sweet 16: Vote February 26 – March 4
• Elite 8: Vote March 5 – March 11
• Final 4: Vote March 12 – March 18
• Championship: Vote March 19 – March 25
• Championship Winner Announced March 30

“Sweet 16″ Contestants

  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Teardrop by Lauren Kate
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Once Upon a Prom Dress @ Fountaindale Public Library

Once Upon a Prom GraphicDonate dresses or select one free of charge at our Once Upon a Prom Dress event!

Wondering what to do with your gently used Prom Dress, Bridesmaid Dress or Formal Dress?  Please consider donating it to our first “Once Upon A Prom Dress” event!

We are accepting donations of gently used and clean prom & formal dresses (current styles, all sizes), jewelry and accessories, purses, wraps, shawls and evening shoes from February 16, 2015 – March 20, 2015.  Donated items may be dropped off at the Information Desk in our lobby.

On March 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Once Upon a Prom event is drop in and no registration is needed.  Dresses and accessories are available while supplies last and may be limited to one per person. Students must bring a current high school ID to enter the event.  Visit fountaindale.org for more information.

Teen Winter Reading Club now through March 26, 2015

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Teens 6th – 12th grade can participate in the library’s winter reading program. Log your reading to earn prizes and be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Nook tablet or Barnes & Noble gift cards. The reading program runs through March 26, 2015. Must be a Fountaindale Cardholder to participate.  Register today! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fountaindale Public Library.