Early Literacy

Wine event benefits 1,000 Books program

It’s a good guess that the hundreds who attended the annual Cujak’s Wine Market Holiday Wine Tasting at Fox Valley Savings Bank in November didn’t know their evening out was benefitting such a good cause. On Monday, Sara Cujak and Jim Ziebarth, vice president for FVSB Financial Services, presented a check for $3,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Storytimes resume June 17

The popular Storytimes program for parents and young children at the Fond du Lac Public Library will resume on Tuesday, June 17. Kids think the sessions – full of stories, rhymes and songs – are a lot of fun. Parents know they reinforce and emphasize important early literacy skills.

All programs are free; no registration required:

'A Christmas Carol' shown Dec 15

The 2009 animated retelling of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, will be shown at the Fond du Lac Public Library at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 15.

2 great holiday parties for kids

The Children's Dept. is planning two great holiday parties in December:

'Wimpy Kid' half-day party Nov. 1

Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to celebrate the release of the eighth Diary of a Wimpy Kid book at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s free party from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, November 1. Kids can just drop in at the McLane Room in the library’s lower level after school lets out early for the day to enjoy snacks, a movie, crafts and fun in a relaxed atmosphere.

Heartwarming 'Hachi' on Oct 15

A movie the whole family will love, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale will be shown for free at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Snacks will be served. No registration required.

Monster Mash on Oct 25

On Saturday, October 25, kids 12 and under are invited to come in costume for Monster Mash from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

Kids will enjoy games, activities and treats. Costumes encouraged. The library's Monster Mash will coincide with the Downtown Fond du Lac Monster March free trick-or-treating from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street.

Come. Sit. Stay. on Oct 12

The library is hosting Come. Sit. Stay., a fun, dog-themed event for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 12. The event is free and open to all and includes:

• 11 a.m.: Basic Dog Grooming. Do’s and don’ts anyone can do at home to keep their pets happy, clean and healthy presented by Chris Lang of Tails A Waggin of Fond du Lac.

Half-day Fridays programs for kids

Kids who attend school in Fond du Lac School District get a bonus this year: early release on the first Fridays of the month starting in October. Parents perhaps aren’t as thrilled. The Fond du Lac Public Library has stepped in with a free program, Half Day Party at the Library, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every first Friday of the month starting October 4 with A Ghoulishly Good Time. The movie Casper will be shown, and ghoulishly good treats served.

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