Family Literacy

'How to Eat Fried Worms' on Aug 20

The Solutions Center will show the movie How to Eat Fried Worms at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The free movie (rated PG) is adapted from the popular book that tells the story of 11-year-old Billy, who bravely stands up to the school bully by accepting a total gross-out challenge.

What's hot this summer?

Here are the books that are hot-hot-hot this summer at the FDL Public Library.

Adults

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

'Holes' to be shown July 16

The Solutions Center will show the movie Holes at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The free movie (rated PG) is adapted from the best-selling novel by Louis Sachar. It tells the story of down-on-his-luck Stanley Yelnats (played by Shia LaBeouf), who’s sent to Camp Green Lake, where he’s thrown into the adventure of his life.

BookCellar Bag Sale July 13

The BookCellar’s annual bag sale will take place Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.

Seeking Scrabble boards

Fond du Lac Literacy Services is planning a Scrabble Bee fundraising event on October 3. Teams will compete for highest scores and prizes.

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.

Free buds, cords for Audio Book Month

June is National Audio Book Month, and the Fond du Lac Public Library is celebrating by giving out free ear buds to kids and free car-adapter cords to adults when they check out Playaway books. Playaways are MP3-like devices loaded with just one book that can be paused, forwarded, reversed – run just like any digital player.

New time for Storytime at Express

Family Storytime at Express – the all-ages early literacy program of stories and songs – has moved to a new time: 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The content of the program changes weekly; children ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. There’s no registration required; just drop in.

Wanted: Kids who 'dig' art for July exhibit

Ask a kid what’s cool, and you’ll get as many answers as there are kids. Ask them to paint or draw or sculpt something they love, and you’ll be delighted by the creativity.

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.

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