On September 10, Fountaindale Public Library cards became an even bigger bargain when the library launched their new rewards program, My Library Rewards. Now, patrons can receive discounts at popular local restaurants and businesses—including Taco Diner, Pelican Harbor, Vic’s Express Car Wash and BD’s Mongolian Grill, to name a few—just for checking out free books, movies and more from the library.
“We’re very excited to be one of just six libraries in Illinois offering this service,” said Margaret J. Danhof, President of Fountaindale Public Library’s Board of Trustees. “In our first week, more than 700 patrons signed up for My Library Rewards, so we anticipate this program is going to be very popular.”
In addition to Fountaindale, My Library Rewards is also offered at Joliet, Lemont, Plainfield, Shorewood-Troy and White Oak libraries. These six libraries, known as the Pinnacle Library Cooperative, work together to provide over 1.3 million items to their customers. Points can be earned at any of these libraries and be redeemed at participating businesses in the different communities.
Patrons can use their library card to sign up for My Library Rewards at MyLibraryRewards.com or by downloading the My Library Rewards mobile app available on iOS and Android. Once registered, participants automatically earn 10 points for each item they check out, with a maximum of 100 points earned per week. Families can link their My Library Rewards accounts together to combine their points to earn rewards faster. Then, points can be redeemed to receive discounts and freebies at participating businesses.
“Library cardholders are not required to participate in My Library Rewards,” said Paul Mills, Executive Director, “but participating certainly gives your library card an added value.”
To learn more about Fountaindale Public Library’s My Library Rewards program or to sign up, visit fountaindale.org/rewards.