Thursday, December 10, 2020


Parents and caregivers can help young prereaders build literacy skills through games and activities by using Fond du Lac Public Library’s new Early Literacy Kits.

Available in the Cindy Casetta Barden Teachers' Resource Center at FDLPL’s Children’s Room, these kits focus on critical skills such as identifying sounds in words.

The kits include everything a parent or caregiver needs to work with a prereader on a given skill, all within a single binder. Early literacy kits provide simple games and activities to help prereaders practice basic skills they will use later on when learning to read. Learn about colors, counting, shapes, letter shapes and sounds, and letter blends in a convenient take-home kit.

"Early literacy kits are a fun and easy way to help get prereaders practicing the skills they'll need for learning to read,” said Sarah Davis, youth services coordinator for the Fond du Lac Public Library. “Parents and caregivers are their child's first teacher and these kits are designed to help support them in this role. By practicing these literacy skills in a joyful way and, most importantly, together, children will learn to associate literacy, learning, and books with positive feelings."

Fond du Lac Public Library operates two locations: the Main Library at 32 Sheboygan St. in downtown Fond du Lac, and FDLPL Express at 1132 E. Johnson St. near Festival Foods. At this time, the main library is open for curbside service only on weekdays, and in-person on weekends. Computer use is available by appointment.

For more information on either of these locations, visit