Youth Services

We serve children and teens from birth to age 19. We also serve parents, caregivers and agencies that work with youth and families. Visit us in the library in the Children's Room to find great books, free fun and helping hands. In our department, you will find books, music, movies and more to promote creativity and learning.

Monday's hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday's hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday's hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday's hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday's hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday's hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday's hours: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct through Apr
Closed Sundays  
May through Sept
Closed for Memorial Day  
Closed for Thanksgiving  
Closed for Christmas Eve & Christmas  
Closed for Independence Day  
Closed for Labor Day  
Closed for New Years Day  
Closed for Easter  
Close at 4 pm on New Year's Eve  
Closed for staff in-service training  
Closing early at 6 pm  
Closed for Browser Open  
Main Library downtown closed all day for Browser Open mini-golf event, 11 am-4 pm.
1-hour delay  
Main Library downtown hours today: 10 am-8 pm
Sarah Newton

Sarah Newton is the Youth Services Coordinator and heads the children's and teen department. She moved from Virginia to Fond du Lac in 2012 and yes, she still loves the snow in Wisconsin. Sarah has been in libraries for almost 10 years and continually looks for ways to keep the library in the forefront of people's minds. She adores any book that will make her laugh, such as That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems and the Regarding the . . . series by Kate Klise and thinks that one of the best parts of libraries is still sharing great books. Stop in and see her or email her at [email protected]!


Julia Cartwright
Library Assistant

Julia Cartwright is children's library assistant at FDL Public Library. Before coming to the library, Julia worked for 21 years as a teacher in Fond du Lac. She also has worked extensively in the nonprofit disability sector in the Fox Valley area. She loves books and animals, especially dogs. As a fervent supporter of early literacy, she's excited about the library's program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. You can reach her at [email protected].

Gabriela Langholff
Library Assistant

Gabriela Langholff works as library assistant in the Youth Services Dept. She loves books and learning new things. She began working at the library in the Reference area. You can see her often helping children to find whatever they need at the library. When she can, she loves to speak Spanish, her native language. She lives in Fond du Lac with her husband, daughter and two very naughty cats. You can reach her at [email protected].

Mary Parsons
(920) 322-3943

Mary Parsons is the Youth Services Librarian at the library. She worked in her first library when she was in high school and she still thinks it is an extremely fun and rewarding job. She enjoys creating entertaining and educational events for children, especially those programs that allow her to make a mess. Mary loves reading fantasy, mystery, and any book that makes her laugh. She is passionate about traveling and will happily spend hours discussing the places she's seen or would like to see.

Julia Tenor
Library Assistant

Julia Tenor is a born and raised Wisconsinite and has been in children's libraries for several years. With a love of glitter and giggles, Julia is a fun addition to the department. She loves creating interesting things for children to see and do while in the library. Julia enjoys reading fantasy and any book that will make her laugh. Ask her about her three cats when you stop in to say hello!

  • Children's Computers
    Internet and game computers reserved for children
  • Children's Events and Programming
    Storytimes, book discussions, family events and annual summer reading program
  • Children's Reference
    Homework help and reading recommendations
  • Group Visits
    Customized tours of the library
  • Play Area
    Developmentally appropriate toy collection for play at the library
  • Stories, Movies and Music
    Books, magazines, Playaways, music and entertainment and educational DVDs
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