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Free custard for kids

Kids love to color and they love frozen custard, so this is a win-win. Kids ages 11 and younger can pick up a special coloring sheet at the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk throughout April. All they have to do is draw a picture about their favorite book, turn the picture in to the library and they get a coupon for a free scoop of custard. The coupon is redeemable at any neighborhood Culvers.

Missed the fun? Check out what happened at our Teddy Bear Sleepover!

If you missed our Teddy Bear Sleepover, don't worry. We hope you'll join us next year. In the meantime, check out these great pictures and see what kind of mischief our stuffed friends got into.

 

Click this link to view them.

Summer Reading? Done. Now for some fall fun.

Hi everyone!

Boy, you really dug into reading this summer. This has been one of the busiest summers ever at the Fond du Lac Public Library. With magicians, wild animals and tons of reading – more than 2 million minutes were logged by kids, teens and adults - we hope you had as much fun as we did.

As summer winds down and school gets started, we’re heading into a great fall season.

We're diggin' into summer!

If you haven't stopped in the Children's Room yet, add it to your to-do list for this week! We have packed the week full of interactive fun.

Get Ready to Dig Into . . . summer reading fun for kids!

The Children's Room invites children ages 12 and younger to participate in the kids' summer reading program. Win prizes, attend fun events and have a blast reading in the summer. Registration starts June 10 on our website or just stop in and see us.

Storytime guidelines

The goal of FDL Library Storytimes is to introduce and develop a love of reading and learning to children.

Our storytellers help your children develop essential pre-reading skills and pre-classroom skills. We want to help your children become first-rate, excited readers and excel in school.

Summer Reading Program week 5 recap

The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. There are currently 1054 kids signed up.

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney was voted the favorite bedtime story with 73 total votes (26%).

Noah S. (left) was the winner of our Lego Guessing contest. He took home the Lego Ideas Book and a $2 gift certificate to the Book Cellar. Ashleigh S. (right) took home a R2D2 Play-doh set consolation prize for having the 2nd closest guess. There were 385 Legos in the guessing jar.

Lego club madness

Today's Lego Club was a success. There were 24 creative kids in attendance. The topic of discussion for the day's build was "walls" and how to build them using staggering and overlapping techniques. We also discussed the Great Wall of China. Photos from today's build are available on our Facebook page @ FDLPL Kids. Or check out the display case near the entrance to see some of the structure on display.

Dream Big, Read! and Contest Winners!

The Summer Reading Program kicked off on Monday, June 4 and so far, it has been a great success. We have 630 kids signed up and they keep coming! Tell your friends and family about the program, or help them sign up to earn a check mark on your own reading record!

Our first "Mondays on the Moon" performance is quickly approaching, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. and we are looking forward to seeing those peppy Pomeranians in action! Free tickets will be available at the Children's Desk on Tuesday, June 19 at 9 a.m.. We hope to see you all there!

Paws to Read helps young readers

Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Paws to Read program. Kids read aloud to certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put the child at ease. Kids benefit from the dogs’ patience, acceptance and comforting presence while they practice reading and build skills. The therapy dogs will be accompanied by their certified handlers and are from the group Healing Paws, Inc.

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