2105 Teen March Madness Book Tournament Champion

And the winner is…Divergent bDivergenty Veronica Roth. After four rounds of voting, Divergent emerged as the final victor in our 2015 Teen March Madness Book Tournament.  Thanks to everyone that voted both online and at the library.  The winners of our gift card drawing are Tekayla (Grade 7), John (Grade 11), and Jeremiah (Grade 10).  Prizes were provided by the Friends of Fountaindale Public Library.

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

Once Upon a Prom Graphic
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.

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, 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