Early Literacy

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.

How Audiobooks Promote Literacy

Did you know that 85% of what children learn is learned by listening? Audiobooks are an often under-appreciated resource that can support  readers of all levels. Although nothing can replace the delight and importance of spending quality time snuggling and reading aloud with your child, bringing audiobooks into the mix of reading experiences has many benefits.

Storytime Updates

Storytime will break for the holidays after this week and come back the week of January 15th. Watch for more information about new programs coming soon. 

Here's a rundown of the fun things happening for younger children before the end of the year. 

Santa, gingerbread & more for kids in Dec

As everyone knows, Santa and Mrs. Claus love to read, so nobody’s surprised that the duo’s making a stop at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Their visit is just one of the great events for kids at the library in December. All programs are free. Only one requires registration. For all, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

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