Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook is looking to hire for four salaried or hourly positions, including for its new digital media center.
Part-time/Non-exempt position (25 hours per week) includes evening and weekend hours Starting Salary: $14.75 per hour Closing date: Until position is filled Fountaindale Public Library District, which proudly serves the diverse community of Bolingbrook, is seeking individuals to provide digital media content creation tools for patrons. Under the direct supervision of the Studio Services Manager, this position assists with the monitoring of computer workstations, audio/video equipment, and production spaces while providing excellent customer service to library patrons. Duties: Provides training for patrons and staff of all ages, individually or in small classes, in the correct operation and effective use of computer software and audio/video…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Fountaindale Public Library District was recently ranked 25th nationally by the Library Journal's Index of Library Service.
The Fountaindale Public Library District has been ranked 25th overall out of 191 public libraries in its budget category by the Library Journal's Index of Library Service. Fountaindale’s strongest showing came in visits per capita, placing 7th out of the 191 libraries in its bracket. "It's exciting to see that our patrons continue to utilize the services we offer," said Executive Director Paul Mills in a release. "We are constantly striving to reach new users and provide programming and materials that are relevant and beneficial to our community." Fountaindale received a three-star rating, one of 20 libraries in Illinois across all brackets to receive any kind of star rating. Data was compiled from information provided to the Institute for…
Monday, April 4, 2011
Dave Hargett was honored by library officials with a quiet reading room in honor of his tireless work and effort into getting Bolingbrook a new library.
Dave Hargett's name will forever live on the third floor of the brand new Fountaindale Public Library, but his true legacy lives two floors below. “Dave was in on the proverbial 'ground floor' of the new library that helped guide the process of bringing the concept to referendum," said Fountaindale's board president Peg Danhoff. Hargett, a 34-year Bolingbrook resident who succumbed to liver cancer in 2010, was posthumously honored by Fountaindale Public Library officials with a quiet room bearing his name on the third floor of the newly constructed library. The standing room only tribute, witnessed by family, friends and well wishers last week, stood as a testament to the difference one man’s life can make. Peg Danhof, president of the …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Hundreds of folks flocked to the new Fountaindale Public Library yesterday as the public got its first glimpse at what they can expect from their new library.
Sandy Ringstrom, the Fountaindale Public Library's interim director, likened the hundreds—if not thousands—of library goers Monday to a deer in headlights. "Everybody just kind of seems a bit dazed when they got in here," she said. "Most of them were looking at the wall changing colors." Ringstrom said turnout for the library's soft opening Monday—a public grand opening is set for March 26—was about what library officials expected. "There weren't like thousands of people that lined up to get in this morning, but it's been pretty steady all day," she said. Parking was hard to come by. So were empty public computer spaces. Kids stuck their faces to the window outside, oohing and ahhing before seeing the new library firsthand. In case you …
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Nearly 30 candidates filed for 14 open board seats prior to Monday's deadline. Here are the candidates that voters will choose from on April 5, 2011.
Nearly 15 seats across four governing boards will be up for grabs April 5, 2011. When residents cast their vote, the landscape of each board could be completely different. And by the looks of filings, voters certainly will have their options. Village Clerk Carol Penning said the Village of Bolingbrook, which has four board seats open, had more candidates filing petitions than in normal years. Nine residents have thrown their hat in the ring. Meanwhile, the Valley View school board has 10 candidates vying for four open seats. Here's a complete list of candidates running for each board (all candidates are from Bolingbrook unless otherwise noted): * indicates an incumbent to that board
Friday, December 10, 2010
With Creativity Park and other exciting programs, the library is keeping kids' actives going while boxing up for the big move.
Correction: This story should have originally stated that "Now until the library's current location closes, children 18 months to fifth grade can visit Creativity Park at the library, which has coloring, drawing, connect the dots, word puzzles and more." Bolingbrook Patch regrets any inconvenience. The Fountaindale Public Library has had to put many of its programs on hold as the library packs for its move next door. But with the library's new location not scheduled to open until March, the children's services staff wants to make sure kids still have an assortment of fun and educational activities in the meantime. Now until the library's current location closes, children 18 months to fifth grade can visit Creativity Park at the library, …