It’s a Team Trivia three-peat for Ledgers for Literacy

Ledgers for Literacy team, from left: Hank Lindborg, Clarence Davis, Tom Kitchen and Mary Lindborg.

Read On team, from left: Marge Brashier, Joanne Mengel, Debbie Rosenberg, and Mary Leb.

3 DIY programs in Idea Studio in April

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio is permanent do-it-yourself zone in the library’s lower level with equipment to use for free and DIY programming for adults and teens age 13 and older. The program lineup for April is:

Food for Fines all April long

Every April, the Fond du Lac Public Library buzzes with activity. April is the time to celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14) and Money Smart Week (April 21-28). It’s a time for programming, learning and having fun. At the Fond du Lac Public Library, it’s also a time for fine forgiveness.

Friends celebrate 30th anniversary Apr 12

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will celebrate their 30th anniversary with an annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the library. The public is invited to hear a presentation by library Youth Services Coordinator Sarah Newton. A special anniversary cake will be served. The program is free; no registration required.

My Hometown historians meet Apr 11

Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender invite the public to learn about their grassroots, community-based historical research project, My Hometown, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Free. No registration.

Do It Yourself Spa Products

Spring may officially be here but that doesn't mean that the weather agrees. Help keep those cold weather blues away with this great series called Savvy: DIY Day Spa, For Do It Yourself (DIY) Spa Products. There is something for everyone with these easy all-natural at home recipes to help relax, rejuvenate and refresh. Spread the fun by making these recipes with a friend!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We wanted to take a few minutes to highlight one of the best things we offer at the library. Have you heard about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten?

Like all of our programs and classes for children, this is a free opportunity. It takes minutes to sign up, less than a minute to learn how to do it, and then you’re on your way to the next thing.

The concept is simple. The rewards are endless.

Book Club Kits

Are you looking for book club ideas? We have ready made book club kits that can help. Included in each kit are eight copies of the same book as well as discussion questions. The book club kits are located in the Cindy Casetta Barden Teachers' Resource Room in the children's area. Kits can be checked out for 60 days and you can check out up to three on one card.

Spark Your Child’s Nonfiction Reading

Over the past couple of years, you may have noticed your child’s teachers placing greater emphasis on reading nonfiction. With the adoption of the Common Core Standards, elementary aged students are now expected to spend 50% of their reading time on literature and 50% on informational texts (nonfiction) to help them develop a deeper knowledge of the world.

‘Blast Off: Intro to Robotics’ Apr 3

Kids in grades 4-9 are invited to Blast Off: Intro to Robotics at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. The program is free. Space is limited.

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