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Kids invited to Dream Big: Read this summer

The children’s summer reading program at the Fond du Lac Public Library this year – Dream Big: Read – will encourage kids to imagine their wildest adventures through the magic of reading. Kids ages birth to 12 can sign up starting June 4 at the Main Library or FDLPL Express, near Festival Foods.

Teens + dreams + prizes = great summer reading program

If you don’t dream big dreams when you’re a teen, then when? Reading stokes the imagination, propelling into new worlds, new ideas and new possibilities. The Fond du Lac Public Library’s summer reading program for teens (kids going into seventh through 12th grades) will encourage young readers to follow and discover new dreams through reading.

I've Got Your Number

Sometimes, a girl just needs a little chick-lit to lift her spirits, and who better than Sophie Kinsella to deliver the goods with her latest bestseller I've Got Your Number.

BOGO at BookCellar May 21

One day only, it’s buy-one, get-one free at The BookCellar on Monday, May 21, noon to 7 p.m.

Local author reads from Western May 22

Karl L. Stewart idolized his grandfather when he was young. The man was an icon from another age. A Choctaw raised in Oklahoma, his grandfather had magic hands – he could make and fix anything. One of Stewart’s most-prized possessions is a pair of leather chaps his grandfather made for him before he died when Stewart was only 10.

FDL Artists Association in gallery

The Fond du Lac Artists Association will present their annual Membership Show May 3 to May 26 at the library gallery.

The show will feature artwork by members and will include pieces from Artist of the Year Claire Mueller. The show will be judged and critiqued by local artist and teacher Pat Reiher.

'Experience Italy' on May 16

Veteran travelers Valerie and Wayne Graczyk have stored up a great deal of knowledge, passion and expertise – not to mention photographs – from their trips around the globe. They’re so excited about what they’ve seen and learned that they want to share with others.

Find a friend with this book

MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche chronicles the attempt by Bertsche to make new close girlfriends in her adopted hometown of Chicago.

Changes to OverDrive

If you’re a frequent OverDrive user, you may have noticed some changes. The page has been redesigned by a statewide committee. The new site features a much larger, centrally located search box. Advanced search options are still available; Advanced Search is just to the right of the main search box.

On the left column, you’ll see that the various categories to browse are much easier to use. Instead of multiple nonfiction or fiction categories broken up by format, you can browse by format and then genre.

Rereading: Sin or Sanctuary?

Do you reread books? Rereading is a guilty pleasure for some readers; it feels sinful to read something you’ve already experienced when there are so many books out there to discover. And while it is unrealistic to think you’ll ever read everything, it doesn’t hurt to try, right? Ambition and passion are good things!

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