Friendly dogs help young readers relax

Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read. Kids read aloud to certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put the child at ease.

Donation for branch encourages community giving

The Fond du Lac Public Library has received just over $30,000 in donations for the new FDLPL Express branch. The new site, to open this fall in the Shops at Johnson Crossing, at Highways 23 and 151, will be the first branch in the library’s 107-year history.

Road work in Oshkosh to disrupt catalog, internet July 26

Road construction in Oshkosh will disrupt internet service and the online catalog at the Fond du Lac Public Library on the morning of Tuesday, July 26. If all goes as planned, the public will be able to access the internet on the free computers at the library around noon, and the catalog – available through the website – should be back up at that time as well. The work is weather-dependent, so the outage date may change.

Learn to 'Compost at Home' July 19

Heat and rain have made jungles of our yards and gardens, and it’s hard to keep up with the mowing and weeding. But yard waste and clippings can be turned into great compost with a few easy steps. The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a free class, “Composting at Home” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.

Public internet access guidelines

These guidelines go into effect on August 1, 2011

To access the internet at FDLPL:


If a person’s permanent residence is anywhere in Wisconsin:

• They must have or get a Fond du Lac Public Library card to access the internet

• They can use a Winnefox Library System card while FDLPL remains a member of that system


If a person’s permanent residence is anywhere outside Wisconsin:

• They must present an unexpired photo ID to receive a guest pass

Budget cuts bring changes to FDL Library services

In anticipation of reductions in funding, the Fond du Lac Public Library will be changing automation systems in November. Removing the library from the shared Winnefox cataloging system will change to the way library patrons can request materials not found on the Fond du Lac shelves.

Donor challenges community to match $10K for new branch

An anonymous donor has stepped forward to challenge the community to help equip the planned Fond du Lac Public Library Express branch at Johnson Crossing Shopping Center.

The donor has agreed to match all contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.

“Our donor wants the public to support this historic expansion,” said library Director Ken Hall. “If we succeed in raising the full $20,000, then we would have reached our goal of raising the $40,000 necessary to properly equip the new branch.”

Library breaks record in February

Fond du Lac Public Library broke a record in April when it circulated more than 70,000 items! This jump - about 10 percent - follows a several-month-long climb for circulation. In fact, library usage has been on a record pace for more than 12 months. Thanks to all the library fans out there - we heart our patrons.

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