Banner image for the Teen Photo Contest. Text reads, "Win a $250 Visa gift card!" and smaller text beneath reads "Entries due April 7, 2024"
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Teens have just a few more days to enter the Fond du Lac Public Library’s 10th-annual Teen Photo Contest for a chance to win a Visa gift card. This is one of many activities planned during April for youth at the library. 

Teens are invited to submit photos in three categories:

  • Wildlife: Share a photo of your pet(s) or animals you encounter in nature
  • Black & White: Set the mood with a beautiful black & white image
  • Anything Goes: Share with us any photo you have taken that you feel is award-worthy

The photographer who submits the photo judged best overall will win a grand prize $250 Visa gift card. Honorable mention awards will be given for the winners of each category.

The contest is open to teens who attend school in Fond du Lac County in grades six through 12. Deadline to enter is April 5 at 5 p.m., after which the library will gather a VIP panel to judge entries. Entries will be displayed in the library’s Langdon Divers Gallery in May.

Full contest rules and guidelines are at or by calling (920) 322-3940.

Other teen activities planned in April include:

  • Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20: Register for a Browser’s Cache bag, complete with a checked-out book and more, that can be picked up later in the month. Theme: Historically Speaking.
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mid-States Room: Drop into Anime Afternoon to see a few episodes of anime and enjoy a few snacks. Cosplay is welcome.
  • Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mid-States Room: Create personalized picture frames during Full STEAM Ahead. No registration required.
  • Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in the Teen Area at the library: Want to try out Magic the Gathering but don't know where to start? Join this Mischief & Magic beginner class to learn the basics and try out some pre-made decks.

Children, meanwhile, also have plenty planned at the library in April:

  • Wednesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the McLane Room: Drop in to Homeschool Art. This month, learn about calligraphy and geometric mosaics for Arab American Heritage Month.
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mid-States Room: Create rain sticks during Crafty Kids. Best for ages 4+; no registration required.
  • Monday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the McLane Room: Make a bird feeder during STEAM Night for youth. No registration required.
  • Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the McLane Room: Visit with a trained therapy dog and practice reading skills during Paws to R.E.A.D. No registration needed.
  • Family Storytime continues on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. through April 23 on the lower level of the library (either in the Storytime Room or the Mid-States Room). Family Storytime is best for children ages 1 to 3, but all are welcome to join as library staff share stories, rhymes and more.

Parents with children younger than 1 year old can drop in for Babies and Books program, scheduled for Mondays at 11 a.m. in the Storytime Room. Intended for pre-walkers and caregivers, library staff will sing songs, enjoy rhymes, explore books, and have a relaxing playtime with an opportunity for babies and caregivers to connect.

Fond du Lac Public Library operates two locations: the Main Library at 32 Sheboygan St. in downtown Fond du Lac, and the Allen J. Buechel Branch at 1139 E. Johnson St. near Festival Foods. The main library is open daily: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Chapter 52 Bookstore at 52 Sheboygan St. is open Monday through Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information about any of these locations, visit