Early Literacy

Painting letters with water: A fun, summer learning activity

Summer is perfect for lazy days; there's no driving the kids to school or running in the mornings to catch the school bus. However, after a few weeks of summer it's easy to run out of fun activities to do with the kids.

If you're looking for a suggestion for an outdoor activity, try painting letters with water. This is a wonderful fun activity. You don't need any prep time, there is virtually no mess to clean up and, best of all, it will keep your youngsters learning.

July programs for kids, teens

Summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library is a busy, busy time. As of mid-June, more than 3,000 people – kids, teens, adults – had signed up for Summer Reading @ the Library, a record-setting pace. Registration is simple and takes just minutes at any library service desk or online here.

Lots to celebrate in June at Chapter 52 Bookstore

June means the end of the school year, the start of summer vacation and honoring dads everywhere. The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore celebrates these milestones with special sales in June:

Half-day Party and more events for kids in May

School winds down in May, but there’s plenty going on for kids at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

Beginning Readers

It can be so exciting when a child begins to read! The library has a collection of books for this stage in the reading process called Beginning Readers. Beginning Readers are special because they have controlled vocabulary, simple plots, a lot of white space, larger print, and they work with context clues. All of these helpful writing strategies combined with high interest characters and themes will keep your child interested and eager to continue reading. Beginning Readers are great books to help build your child's confidence on the path to successful reading.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We wanted to take a few minutes to highlight one of the best things we offer at the library. Have you heard about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Like all of our programs and classes for children, this is a free opportunity. It takes minutes to sign up, less than a minute to learn how to do it, and then you’re on your way to the next thing.

The concept is simple. The rewards are endless.

March events for kids

A sleepover, movie, race cars, airplanes and more: There are so many free events for kids in March at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

Children’s Room short-term closure

The project to install new carpeting at the downtown Fond du Lac Public Library will force the closure of the Children’s Room for several days starting Monday, February 19. It is expected to reopen by Sunday, February 25.

Celebrate Diverse Books

"Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book."

 I'm borrowing a hopeful statement from a non-profit group called We Need Diverse Books. This group works hard to encourage change within our publishing world to support more books with diverse characters and written by diverse authors.

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