Family Literacy

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.

Book Recommendation

Wishtree by Katherine A Applegate

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.

February kids’ events at FDL Library

Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you: bring the kids to the Fond du Lac Public Library, where there are plenty of free events for kids in February. All programs are free. For all, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

Your Next Read

You've just finished the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Worlds Collide, the final book in The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. Your first thought after you're done with the book is "That was awesome!" quickly followed by "Now what?" Trying to figure out what book to read next can be a challenge. Luckily, the library can help! The library has a number of tools that can help you find your next favorite read.

Great Gifts for Kids and Teens

Taking care of some last minute shopping? Here are some of the best books from 2017 that would make great gifts for:

Young Children

Democracy Begins at Home: The Importance of Learning About Our American Government

Politics affect everything we do; the air we breathe, the water we drink, the amount of taxes we pay, the quality of roads upon which we drive, the kind of education your child receives, and more.

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. 

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