Family Literacy

Half-day Party and more events for kids in May

School winds down in May, but there’s plenty going on for kids at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

Books that Introduce Mindfulness and Meditation to Kids

With cell phones, crammed calendars and responsibilities of all sorts clamoring for our attention, many of us cannot achieve mindfulness. Mindfulness is about being fully present and paying close attention to the moment we're in. The benefits of mindfulness are numerous-not just for us but for our children as well.

Game Kits

Have you checked out the Game Kits we have in the Cindy Barden Teacher's Resource Room? These kits and all the resources in this room can be checked out by anyone, not just teachers. Each kit comes with a unique zippered durable fabric storage bag that opens into a learning game. These learning games support readiness concepts and language skills. Each kit contains: children's concept book, fabric game mat/storage bag, die and movers. Learning hints and more fun things to do with each kit are printed on the game mat.

April kids’ events at FDL Library

April marks National Library Week (April 8-14) and Money Smart Week (April 21-28), so there’s lots for kids to celebrate at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

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.

March events for kids

A sleepover, movie, race cars, airplanes and more: There are so many free events for kids in March at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult:

Children’s Room short-term closure

The project to install new carpeting at the downtown Fond du Lac Public Library will force the closure of the Children’s Room for several days starting Monday, February 19. It is expected to reopen by Sunday, February 25.

Celebrate Diverse Books

"Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book."

 I'm borrowing a hopeful statement from a non-profit group called We Need Diverse Books. This group works hard to encourage change within our publishing world to support more books with diverse characters and written by diverse authors.

Book Recommendation

Wishtree by Katherine A Applegate

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