Zinio- Digital Magazines through Fox Lake Library
Digital magazines are now available to resident library card holders of the Fox Lake District Library!
Click on the Zinio Logo and browse through over one hundred exciting titles!
These digital magazines can be downloaded to computers, tablets, smartphones and more!Please click here for instructions on signing up for Zinio.
Do you have your new Fox Lake District Library card?
We’re proud to announce that we’ve developed a new library card for the Fox Lake District Library,
and we’d like to issue one to every resident borrower!
Our new library card features a striking picture of the award winning Fox Lake District Library building
taken by architectural photographer Nathan Cox.
The photograph was chosen by our Board of Library Trustees and library director,
and the design of the library card was developed by library staff member Carrie L. Jourdan.
To get your new Fox Lake District Library card, come to the library with your old card and request a new one.
We’ll ask to see your current ID, and if your library record is clear,
with no fines or fees, we can issue a new card in a matter of minutes.
Cards will be issued only to residents of the Fox Lake Public Library District.
December Food Drive
Throughout the month of December, the library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items(canned goods, pasta, etc.) for the Grant Township Food Pantry.
Fox Lake District Library has a Facebook Page
The Fox Lake District Library can now be found on Facebook!
Stay up to date with library events and news by liking our Facebook page.
Browse through our photos to see some of the fun programs
that have been held at the library, and learn about others
that are coming up soon so that you can plan to join us.
Read about new book and movie arrivals that have been added
to the library collection, and hear about library eMedia news.
Come to our Facebook page for everything that’s new at the Fox Lake Library
Here is a link to make connecting with the library’s Facebook page easierFox Lake District Library Facebook Page
Mitten Tree - Starting Thursday, December 5
Help someone stay warm this holiday season by hanging new or homemade mittens, scarves,
and hats on the Mitten Tree in our lobby. All donated items will be given to those in need
by the Grant Township Food Pantry.
YA Holiday Knotted Jewelry Workshop, Wednesday, December 18 at 3:00
Instructor Lisa Horist will teach you how to create handmade knotted jewelry
to give to your friends or family for the holidays! Register required,
last day to sign up is Monday Dec 16; workshop on December 18 at 3:00pm
YA Holiday “Paint an Ornament” Craft, Thursday, December 19 at 3:30 pm
Paint your own homemade ornament for the holidays
at the Fox Lake District Library. Supplies and ornament provided for the craft.
Space is limited. Registration Required!
Thursday Murder Mystery Book Club
The Thursday Murder Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 am.
January 2nd's title is Dog on It by Spencer Quinn. Pick up
a copy of the book at the front desk and join us for doughnuts and discussion!
eBay Basics - Thursday, January 9 at 7 pm
Ready to make some $$ selling some of your items
on eBay? Plan to attend this fun & informative
program by eBay University Instructor Jack Waddick.
This lively session will include real time demos on
eBay.com and plenty of time for your questions.
No technical mumbo jumbo...everyone is welcome!
ACT Practice Test, Saturday, January 11 at 9:30 am
High School Students, Kaplan will proctor a free practice ACT exam at the Fox Lake District Library
on Saturday, January 11 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Stop by the reference desk for more details. Registration is required!
ACT Test Strategies Workshop, Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 pm
High School Students, on Saturday, January 25 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Kaplan
will teach students how to achive higher scores on the college admissions exam
at this 1 hour workshop. Register at the Reference Desk Required.
YA Tangled Valentine Hearts, Tuesday, January 28 at 6:00 pm
Young Adults, come learn about tangling from artist Christine Thornton and
create a Valentine Heart tangle to give as a gift or keep for yourself.
Register at the Reference Desk Required!
Library open on Sundays
The Fox Lake District Library will be open on Sundays beginning September 8, 2013Sunday hours are from 1 to 5 p.m.
Affordable Care Act Information
The Fox Lake District Library is offering information on the Affordable Health Care Act
(ACA, also known as “Obamacare”) on our website. Click on the icon that includes
the American flag in this paragraph or in the sidebar at left for more information on this program,
and for step by step instructions on how to apply for insurance coverage
and comply with the law’s requirements.
New Library Canvas Tote Bags!
The Fox Lake District Library is proud to present canvas tote bags
that feature our library’s brand new logo.
These sturdy bags are great for carrying library materials and
can also be used as an eco-friendly way to run errands.
Half the cost of these tote bags has been paid for by
the Friends of the Fox Lake District Library organization.
The bags can be purchased at the circulation desk.
Museum Adventure Pass
Did you know that you can use your Fox Lake District Library card to get free admission
at area museums and attractions? Just come to the library this summer and ask for a
Museum Adventure Pass! Museum Adventure Passes can be used at Brookfield Zoo,
Chicago Botanic Garden, Legoland Discovery Center and more!
For more information, please visit MuseumAdventure.org.
Case study on the Fox Lake District Library
The library’s architecture firm, Dewberry Architects,
has posted on its national website
a brief case study on the new
Fox Lake District Library building
that highlights some of the unique and “green”
aspects of our building project.
Here is a link:Case Study on the Fox Lake District Library
The Fox Lake District Library building was designed by
a team of architects and engineers
led by Michael Mackey of Dewberry Architects, Elgin, Illinois.
Photograph of the library taken by Nathan Cox Photography.
Library Book Sale Room Bag Sale
Fill up a library bag with items from the library's book sale room for only $10.
Pick up a library bag in the book sale room.
Fill the bag up with your favorite books, movies and other items.
Pay for your bag at the front desk.
Individual items also available at regular sale prices
Thank You, Kim Isaacson
Kimberly A. Isaacson left our Board of Trustees in May, 2013,
following an eight year tenure as library trustee.
During her time on our board, Kim participated in planning for the library’s building program
and contributed to important decisions during the design
and construction process for the library’s new award-winning facility.
Kim also developed and conducted regional training sessions
for new public library trustees at the North Suburban Library System.
Thanks again, Kim, for your dedicated service on the library board,
and please accept our best wishes for success in all future endeavors.
Following is a resolution honoring Kim Isaacson, upon her retirement from the Fox Lake District Library's Board.Resolution Honoring Kim Isaacson