Randall Oaks Branch Library
(847) 428-3661, press 4
500 North Randall Road, West Dundee
Drop-in for storytime at our branch library located on the lower level of the Randall Oaks Recreation Center at 500 North Randall Road in West Dundee (just south of Randall Oaks Petting Zoo)! Storytime is free, and no registration is required.
- Mondays: Dec. 9 / Jan. 6, 13, 20 & 27 / Feb. 3 & 10
Coming this winter...themed Saturday storytimes!
Dec. 21: SLEEPY TIME! Bring your
favorite sleepy buddy or blanket.
Jan. 4: COUNTING! Come ready to share your favorite number.
Jan.18: FRIENDS! Bring a friend with you (that could be your favorite grown-up too).
Feb. 1: SPORTS! Wear your favorite sports shirt or team colors.
Feb. 15: LOVE! Bring something or someone to hug.
Winter @ the Randall Oaks Branch
No registration required!
Final Exams Week (Grades 9-12)
Monday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Tuesday, Dec. 17, Noon to 8 p.m.
Need extra study time during finals week? Come to the Randall Oaks Branch Library where we’ll have extra tables and chairs set-up to provide space for high school students to study. The branch offers a quiet place to study and the rec center's track and healthy vending machines are ready when you need to take a quick break.
Make a Difference Week
Monday, Dec. 16 through Saturday, Dec. 21
In the spirit of giving the Randall Oaks Branch invites patrons to participate in our "Make-a-Difference-Program" to benefit the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry in Carpentersville. We will be accepting food and non-perishable items from Dec. 16-21. Patrons can also participate by decorating the boxes that will be used to deliver the items.
Make-It-and-Take-It Craft Table at the Branch
Dec. 23 (Winter Break) / Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Day) / Feb. 17 (President's Day)
Kids are invited to drop-in and use their creativity to make a special craft to take home on their day off of school.
The American Library Association's Youth Media Awards honor books and media for children and teens this month. Join the excitement by designing an original bookmark featuring your favorite book and see your artwork on display at the Branch.
First, second, and third place winners
will be selected for each grade level (K-8). Pick up the contest rules and an
official blank bookmark beginning Thursday, Jan.2. Entries must be turned in by 8 p.m. on Thursday,
Jan. 30. The bookmarks will be on display throughout January. Winners will be announced the first week of February.
February! Name that Candy Bar Contest
Can you identify five of our favorite candy bars by only looking at the cross section? (No touching, smelling, or tasting allowed!) Stop by the branch during the month of February to submit your guess. Winners will be entered in a drawing to win a yummy prize!
Digital Learning Day: Database Trivia Game
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Digital Learning Day is celebrated by national educational associations and organizations to encourage digital learning that can provide students with opportunities to get the skills they need to succeed in college, career, and life. Students of all ages are invited to stop by the branch with their library card and pick-up a Database Trivia game form. See how many questions you can answer using the research databases available from the Fox River Valley Public Library District’s website. All completed game forms turned in will receive a small prize.
Yes. They are interchangeable with all the same policies and privileges.
Can I return materials that I checked out at the Dundee Library to the Randall Oaks Branch?
Yes. Items borrowed from either location can be returned to either location.
Is the library branch open the same hours as the recreation center or the same as the Dundee Library?
Neither. The Randall Oaks Branch Library hours are:
Tuesday & Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday & Sunday: Closed
Why is the branch open so few hours/days and how were the hours selected?
The library district currently has sufficient income to operate the branch for 40 hours per week. The needs of a variety of users were considered in setting the hours. Preschool children and their caregivers use the library most on weekday mornings. Retired seniors and job seekers prefer mornings and early afternoons. School-aged children need access in the late afternoon and early evening. Many others can only get to the library on weekends. While a 40 hour schedule cannot meet all needs, the current schedule provides some access for each of these user groups.
Can I pick up my holds at the Randall Oaks Branch?
Yes. When you place a hold via our online catalog, a "Select a Pickup Location” drop down menu will appear. Click on "FRVPLD-Dundee” to pick up your hold at the Dundee Library, or click on "FRVPLD-Randall Oaks” to pick up at the branch. If you are placing a hold at the library or over the phone, simply tell a staff member where you would like to pick it up.
Is there wireless Internet access available at the Randall Oaks Branch?
Yes. Both the Park District and the Library offer free wireless Internet, so you can stay connected wherever you are in the building. No password is required.
Are there large-print books at the Randall Oaks Branch?
We do have a smaller collection, and at any time, large print books can be sent to the Randall Oaks Branch for pick-up. Simply place a hold online or call the Information Desk at the Dundee Library and we’ll do it for you.
Are there any storytimes or programs scheduled at the Randall Oaks Branch?
Storytimes have recently been added to the branch! Visit our children's page or the Events & Registration calendar to check on the next storytime. We are exploring additional programming options for 2013.
What collections are available at the Randall Oaks branch?
For adults we have New Fiction, Popular Authors (for not-new fiction), Prize Picks, Large Print, and Non-Fiction. For teens we have Fiction and Graphic Novels. For children, we have Board Books, Picture Books, Easy Readers, Fiction (including Series), and Non-Fiction. There are also Children’s DVDs and lots of AV for the older kids and adults including DVDs, Blu-Rays, and video games. We also have a small selection of magazines.
Is there another large delivery of books coming?
No. Our "opening day collection” has already been received, but you can expect to see a steady flow of new titles as we order using our regular budget for books, movies, and games. Let us know if you don’t find what you are looking for. Your feedback will help us grow the collection to meet the needs of the community.
Is public computer equipment available at the Randall Oaks Branch?
Yes. We offer the following computer equipment:
- Five Public Internet stations for adults with Microsoft Office and Open Office.
- A copier with scanning capabilities that doubles as a printer for the adult computers. (Color copies are .50 cents a page; black and white copies are .20 cents per page.) Scanning to USBs or email is free.
- Ear buds ($1.50) and flash drives ($8.50) are available for purchase.
There is no fax or wireless print capability at the branch at this time.
Two computers for children loaded with age appropriate games and a child-safe Internet browser.
For more specific questions, call the Randall Oaks Branch Library at (847) 428-3661 (press 4).