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Summer Reading at the Fond du Lac Public Library!

Starting June 1, the Fond du Lac Public Library will invite users of all ages to “Color Your World,” the theme of Summer Reading @ FDLPL 2021. Through Aug. 15, kids, teens, and adults may read their favorite books to earn prizes and have a little fun.

New for 2021 is an online logging option. Use the Fond du Lac Public Library’s online portal, Beanstack, to record your minutes of reading.

Click here to visit Beanstack now!

Prefer to record minutes on paper? Stop by the Fond du Lac Public Library starting June 1 to get a paper card to record your progress. 

Whether recording on paper or online, participation is easy, and earns participants instant rewards along the way as well as a chance at a grand prize at the end of the summer. All reading counts, and reading aloud counts for both the reader and the listener.

Be sure to keep logging those minutes all summer; if the community can reach 2 million minutes read, the Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a special prize for the community in August.

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For the most up-to-date information, as well as other programming scheduled for the summer, visit our Calendar.

Adult events:

  • July 27, noon-1 pm: Check ‘em Out Book Club (Zoom): Join us for a discussion of “Journey Without Maps” by Grahame Greene. The British author embarks on an awe-inspiring trek through 1930s West Africa. The book is available at the library or in unlimited quantities as an e-book on Overdrive.
  • July 29, 6-7 pm: Adult Virtual Paint Night (Zoom): Color your world by painting a landscape using watercolors. Pick up a kit at the library July 18 to 24, and then log in and unleash the artist within. Perfect for beginners!
  • Aug. 4, 6-7 pm: Craft ‘n Chat (Zoom): Work on your own project while chatting with others. 
  • Aug. 11, 6 pm: Community Spotlight (Facebook Live at facebook.com/FDLPL): Join us for a presentation by a local organization.
  • Aug. 12, 6-7 pm: Virtual Lotería (Zoom): Love BINGO? Then you will almost certainly love Lotería, a traditional card game enjoyed in Mexico and other countries. Learn the meaning behind the colorful “tabla” images along with the simple steps needed to enjoy the game and win prizes!
  • Aug. 17, 6 pm: Trivia Time! (Zoom)
  • Aug. 24, noon-1 pm: Check ‘em Out Book Club (Zoom): Join us for a discussion of “Bitter Orange” by Claire Fuller. A woman is pulled into a life of decadence, then a small crime brings on a bigger one so terrible that it will brand her life forever. The book is available at the library or in unlimited quantities as an e-book on Overdrive.

Teen events:

  • July 1-31: Second-annual Teen Art Contest: Students in grades 6 through 12 who attend school or are homeschooled in Fond du Lac County are invited to submit artwork that portrays the theme, "What Colors Your World?" Additional details provided soon.
  • July 29 at 10 a.m.: Green Lake Festival of Music: Meet us on Sheboygan Street for a special performance by the Brass Ensemble from the Green Lake Festival of Music. Space is limited.
  • July 1-Aug. 15: Family Photo Scavenger Hunt (for youth and teens): Have fun finding special locations around Fond du Lac this summer! Pick up a sheet at the library; find all the locations and return the completed sheet to be entered into a raffle drawing!

Youth & Family events:

  • All summer long: Chalk Obstacle Course: New courses each month. July obstacle course will be at Hamilton Park (coming soon!); August obstacle course will be on Sheboygan Street adjacent to the Main Library.
  • Kits of the Week: New kits available every week throughout the summer: 
    • Sunday, July 25: Grow Your Own Crystal Name
  • July 1-31: Share a Smile Letter Writing: The library is collecting letters and mailing them to individuals in senior communities across town. Drop them off at FDLPL and we'll take care of the rest!
  • July 1-31: "Your Summer Colors" Drawing Contest: Kids 11 years and under can participate in a drawing contest (no adult help, please!). Theme is "Your Summer Colors." Additional details coming soon.
  • July 1-Aug. 15: Family Photo Scavenger Hunt (for youth and teens): Have fun finding special locations around Fond du Lac this summer! Pick up a sheet at the library or click here to download one; find all the locations and return the completed sheet to be entered into a raffle drawing!
  • July 26-31: Science Sunday Kit: Best for kids 4 & up with parental supervision; register July 12 to July 18 at 4 pm. Registration limited to 50.
  • July 29 at 10 a.m.: Green Lake Festival of Music: Meet us on Sheboygan Street for a special performance by the Brass Ensemble from the Green Lake Festival of Music. Space is limited.
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Thank you to the sponsors of the 2021 Summer Reading @ FDLPL!

 

                                   

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