Simple wooden blocks. Not complicated. Nothing to plug in. Not trendy. But did you know that playing with blocks helps children develop skills that later will help them learn math and science, build vocabulary and exercise their dexterity?
The Fond du Lac Public Library will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, with rooms of fun and creative activities for families and a visit from a Christmas VIP, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7. The event is free; no registration required.
When it comes to Christmas wishes, kids know it’s smart to put them in writing. Kids who drop off their letters to Santa at the Children’s Room at the downtown Fond du Lac Public Library by 3 p.m. Monday, December 5, will get a personalized reply by Santa mailed to their homes before Christmas.
All ages are invited to come in costume to a special Halloween Storytime at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Storytimes at the library are fun and interactive, involving games and activities along with stories. Winners of the library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be announced and prizes given following the stories. The program is free; no registration required.
For more information, call the Children's Desk at (920) 322-3940.
Farmers Markets aren’t the only thing bursting with goodness this time of year. Two sales at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s used-books-and-more Chapter 52 Bookstore offer a cornucopia of savings in June:
All programs are free. Only Mega-Mondays require tickets. No registration required for the others.
Mega-Mondays: Professional entertainers every week at 10 a.m. and repeated at 1 p.m. All ages. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and are available at the Children’s Desk the Tuesday before each performance.
Two very funny new stories have been installed in the StoryWalk® on the east end of Lakeside Park near the intersection of Harbor View and Winnebago drives.
The new stories, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach and Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont, encourage families to enjoy reading and the outdoors by reading a book – a page at a time – at intervals on the walking trail.
The Lakeside Park project was installed in 2015 by the Fond du Lac Public Library and City of Fond du Lac Parks Dept. and sponsored by Morning Kiwanis.