Early Literacy

Bilingual 'dia' for kids April 28

Time to celebrate El día de los niños (Children’s Day)/El día de los libros (Book Day). The bilingual fun will take place in the Children's Room at the library on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Money Smart Week Big Read for kids

It’s the Big Read – a statewide celebration of Money Smart Week just for kids. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, the Fond du Lac Public Library will feature stories and activities for children in kindergarten through third grade that focus on teaching kids how to be smart consumers.

Kids' drawings earn custard

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.

The free custard promotion is taking place in recognition of National Library Week, April 8-14. The library is holding a number of activities during the week and month.

Dollar Design Contest for kids

Canada’s paper money comes in five different colors. The Euro is likewise a rainbow. Put the U.S. dollar up against other countries’ currencies, and it seems a bit drab.

New play structure at FDLPL Express

Hickory Dickory Dock, the kids played with the clock. They also played with the dancing frogs, the wave and magnet letters.

Kids invited to Dr. Seuss Day March 2

The Cat in the Hat was silly but smart. He said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Charity Club donates to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Charity Club, Inc., has donated $1,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Browser birthday party Feb 11

He’s more than 6 feet tall, covered head to toe in soft brown fur and still just 1 year old. The library’s doggy mascot, Browser, invites all his friends to his first birthday party on Saturday, February 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Drop-in Storytimes start Jan 31

The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer popular storytimes starting January 31 for children from 12 months to 5 years old. There is no registration required for any of these sessions; parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three storytimes are broken down by age group:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


It’s a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child. But the simplicity underlies great importance. According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with children is the single most important activity for parents to prepare children to learn to read. It can:

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