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Rosendale satellite to close Aug 19

The Fond du Lac Public Library satellite location at the Rosendale Community Center will close; its last day of operation will be Friday, August 19.

The satellite – a parked bookmobile – had been operating at that location since February 2010. Previously, Rosendale was visited by the traveling bookmobile.

Family Game Day Sat Aug 13

The family that plays together comes to the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The Children’s Room and local business Fay’s Fun 'n Learning are hosting Family Game Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at the library. All ages are welcome for this free event, which will feature games such as The Camp Game, Blunders, Bingo Link and Spot It. No registration needed; just stop in.

Games will be provided, but families are welcome to bring favorite games they’d like to share with others.

 

Compost class PowerPoint

The library's July 19 presentation, Composting at Home, was a big SRO success, thanks to the expert advice given by Dr. David Demezas, of UW-FDL, and Sarah Everson, of Compost Joe's.

For attendees - and anyone else interested - the PowerPoint is now available online at www.fonddulac.uwex.edu.

 

Friendly dogs help young readers relax

Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read. 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.

Donation for branch encourages community giving

The Fond du Lac Public Library has received just over $30,000 in donations for the new FDLPL Express branch. The new site, to open this fall in the Shops at Johnson Crossing, at Highways 23 and 151, will be the first branch in the library’s 107-year history.

‘Fibers of Our Being’ on exhibit at FDL Library in August

“The Fibers of Our Being” will showcase the malleability and creativity of fiber arts at the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery through the month of August.

Items on display were submitted by artists around the region and curated by the professional artists’ collective Fond du Lac Visual Arts.

Road work in Oshkosh to disrupt catalog, internet July 26

Road construction in Oshkosh will disrupt internet service and the online catalog at the Fond du Lac Public Library on the morning of Tuesday, July 26. If all goes as planned, the public will be able to access the internet on the free computers at the library around noon, and the catalog – available through the website – should be back up at that time as well. The work is weather-dependent, so the outage date may change.

Learn to 'Compost at Home' July 19

Heat and rain have made jungles of our yards and gardens, and it’s hard to keep up with the mowing and weeding. But yard waste and clippings can be turned into great compost with a few easy steps. The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer a free class, “Composting at Home” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.

Public internet access guidelines

These guidelines go into effect on August 1, 2011

To access the internet at FDLPL:

 

If a person’s permanent residence is anywhere in Wisconsin:

• They must have or get a Fond du Lac Public Library card to access the internet

• They can use a Winnefox Library System card while FDLPL remains a member of that system

 

If a person’s permanent residence is anywhere outside Wisconsin:

• They must present an unexpired photo ID to receive a guest pass

Budget cuts bring changes to FDL Library services

In anticipation of reductions in funding, the Fond du Lac Public Library will be changing automation systems in November. Removing the library from the shared Winnefox cataloging system will change to the way library patrons can request materials not found on the Fond du Lac shelves.

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