Monday, March 5, 2012
LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook has nabbed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Peggy Danhof, president of the Fountaindale Public Library board, said she and fellow library officials are proud of the designation. “From the outset of this project, the Fountaindale Public Library board identified being a LEED certified building as a primary objective,” Danhof said in a pess release. “As we worked through the project, it became apparent that the library could apply for a gold rating.” The Fountaindale Public Library achieved LEED certification for …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Fountaindale Public Library has ten commissioned pieces of art, which are now available for viewing online.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Miss October's Art Walk hosted by the Fountaindale Public Library? No problem. And you won't even have to visit the library to view the pieces of art. The library is making photos of its art available online and has shared those photos with Bolingbrook Patch. The library's final piece, a seven-panel work of art created by artist Markian Olynyk, was dedicated on Oct. 27 and has been on display between the second and third floors of the library ever since. The piece is dedicated to Bolingbrook's history. Olynyk and nine of the other artists have their work displayed in the library, which opened in March amidst much fanfare. Many of the art on display speaks to the organic feel of the library's theme— Library in the Park. Others pieces, …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Registration will begin for the rooms in October, library officials say.
The new Fountaindale Public Library has been open since March, but one of its biggest draws—two large meeting rooms—has remained off limits to the general public. Library officials say that will change beginning in November. The library's board of trustees on Sept. 15 voted to approve a new meeting room policy, which will be provided "as a limited public forum to support its informational, educational and recreational mission." The rooms had been off limits to the public because of limited parking for library patrons, said Paul Mills, the library's executive director. Now that adequate parking is available—and more is on the way—library staff can now begin planning for the rooms. Registration for the rooms will begin in October. …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Looking for things to do? Stuff to know? People to meet? We've got it all in our "Five Things" feature.
1. Tomorrow is Mexican Independence Day! As you can tell by the headline, tomorrow (Sept. 16) is Mexican Independence Day—or Grito de Dolores. But Mago Grill and Cantina and the Fountaindale Public Library are getting a head start on the celebration. WGN-TV's "Around Town" will be broadcasting live from Mago Grill beginning at 7 a.m. WGN's Ana Belaval will talk with Juan Luis Gonzales, the restaurant's executive chef about his Mexican dishes and more. You can also learn about the restaurant's special Pink Margarita benefit, which is coming in October. For more information, click HERE. Meanwhile, the Fountaindale Public Library will be holding a special Mexican Independence Day celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. From the library's …
The governing boards of the Fountaindale Public Library and the Bolingbrook Park District will meet tonight.
The Bolingbrook Park District's board of commissioners will meet tonight and, though not on the agenda, will likely tend to some rather grim business. The board will have to decide on a replacement for Dave Piekarski, who died Sept. 6 and was serving as the board's treasurer. The board hopes to have a new commissioner in place by its Oct. 20 meeting. Any replacement must be approved by a board vote. The only official business on the park board's agenda is a director's report on district operations and activities updates. The park board meets at 7 p.m. at the Annerino Community Center. For a complete agenda, click HERE. The Fountaindale Public Library board of trustees, meanwhile, will hold a public hearing on the FY 2012 budget at 6:30 p…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The library is enjoying a 54 percent increase in visitors and a 37 percent increase in circulation from last year.
More residents are visiting the Fountaindale Public Library. And because of that, more items are being rented. The library is enjoying a 54 percent increase in visitors from last year, said Paul Mills, Fountaindale’s newly hired director. In June 2010, just more than 36,000 visited the library, he said. This June, nearly 80,000 walked through the door. Mills said the increase could be because of the library’s new building, which opened in March. “Libraries do traditionally see a spike in circulation and visits from patrons when a new building opens,” he said. But the new library may not deserve all the credit, Mills said. Mills said many patrons are now using the library as their “third place”—that is to say not work and not home—to pursue…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Thousands of items have been stolen, library officials say.
Fountaindale Public Library officials said they have been having trouble for weeks with thieves entering the library and targeting its music and DVD collection. In one case, as many as 40 CDs were taken in one day. Allegedly, the thieves come in and remove the discs from the cases and take off with the items. Peggy Danhoff, president of the library's board of trustees, said the only way to stop the issue is to make the multimedia collection off limits to browsing library goers, and put the CDs and DVDs in a locked case. The library has long put electronic tags on the cases of CDs and DVDs, Danhoff said. But thieves simply take the disc out and walk out unnoticed. Now, Danhoff said, the library is looking into putting those same tags on …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Most events and classes run approximately one hour. The library is located at 300 W. Briarcliff Rd. Most programs require registration unless they say “drop-in.” Please call or visit the library in advance.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Editor's Note: The following is a release from the Fountaindale Public Library. “A Midsummers Knight’s Read” Summer Reading Program Registration: Begins Monday, June 6 and runs through Wednesday, August 3. Program ends on Saturday, August 6. For children, teens and adults. Register online at the library’s website, www.fountaindale.org, or in person at the library. Open to Fountaindale Public Library cardholders. Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament: Saturday, June 11 from 1 to 4 p.m., for grades 6 through 12, limit 40, in Meeting Room A. Please register in advance. Match your skills against local Yu Gi Oh players. Bring your deck of at least 40 Yu- Gi-Oh cards. You must be on time to participate in the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for 1st through …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Panel hopes to have post filled by end of June.
The Fountaindale Public Library Board of Trustees has narrowed its list of potential library full-time directors down to three and hopes to have the position filled by the end of June, officials said. Bob Kalnicky, vice president of the board, said the board interviewed the last of three applicants Tuesday during its executive session meeting at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. Names of the three finalists were not immediately released but Kalnicky said he hopes the board can make a decision by the end of this week or early next week. "Personally, I'm hoping we can do the interview and then make a decision on who we want to hire [shortly thereafter]," he said. The board will meet Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting in the board room, on…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Bolingbrook Patch lists basic information about upcoming school district, village, park district, library, fire and township meetings.
Welcome to a new weekly feature here on Bolingbrook Patch designed to help you keep tabs on what local government meetings are coming up. Local government meetings are vital to sustaining the everyday lifestyle that you have come to know in Bolingbrook. Everything from the streets you drive on to the education your kids get to the amount of green space reserved around town. If anything, it's always a good idea to stay up to date on how your tax dollars are being spent. Below you'll find this week's local government meetings—everything from townships and village meetings to school board and park district activity. Monday, May 16 Tuesday, May 17 Wednesday, May 18 Thursday, May 19 Friday, May 20 Saturday, May 21 Sunday, May 22 For quick …