Family Literacy

Borrow e-books for up to 21 days

Fond du Lac Public Library card holders can borrow e-books for free direct from the library’s website, www.fdlpl.org.

Through OverDrive Media, card holders can borrow books for most e-book readers, including Kindle, Nook and Sony E-Reader.

E-books can be borrowed for up to 21 days, and card holders can check out as many as 10 items at a time. They also can place holds on up to 10 items.

Donate books, movies, puzzles to BookCellar

Make room before the holidays by donating used books, movies, music, puzzles and games to the Fond du Lac Public Library BookCellar. It’s easy: label your materials as donations and drop them in the parking lot drive-by book drop or bring them inside to the Main Desk.

FDL Reads celebrates Coach Lombardi

He was a perfectionist who expected as much out of his players and his family as he expected from himself. He was a complicated man from simple origins, the son of an Italian butcher who grew up in Brooklyn. He was a good player, hardnosed and hard working, but at 5’8,” too small for big-time football, so he turned to coaching. His perfectionism became an obsession with winning.

Summer 2011 was a barn-burner

Every year the library encourages the whole community to participate in summer reading programs. Along with helping children hold onto critical reading skills through their break from school, the programs reinforce the importance of lifelong learning for all ages. The programs – for young kids, teens and adults – all encouraged reading with events and rewards.

Storytime Presenters needed

If you’re a person who finds a room of smiling young faces undaunting and who loves to tell a good story, the Fond du Lac Public Library hopes you will consider applying to be a Storytime Presenter.

Over the years, the Storytime program has grown in popularity. Children are invited to come (with a grown-up) for 30-minute sessions of stories and play that instill a love of reading and a love of books. The library would like to expand the program, and needs help doing so.

Fall Storytimes for kids start Sept 13

Fond du Lac Public Library’s Storytimes for children 12 months to 5 years old start September 13, no registration necessary. Parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three Storytimes are broken down by age group:

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.

 

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.

Summer reading records due Aug 20

Kids ages birth to 12 who are enrolled in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s summer reading program need to turn in their completed reading records by August 20.

Children are keeping track of every day they read – or are read to – for 20 minutes or more, each time placing a sticker on the summer reading record they received when they signed up. A filled-in record – 41 days of reading – will earn every child a bag of goodies and a free book.

Kids should bring their completed records to the Children’s Desk at the library to receive their rewards.

 

Paws to Read lets young readers relax, practice

Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Paws to Read program. 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.

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