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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:

How to download e-books to your nook

  1. Visit www.fdlpl.org on your computer and click on OverDrive Media
  2. Under Sign In, select Fond du Lac Public Library and enter your library card and PIN numbers
  3. At Getting Started, download Adobe Digital Edition (ADE) to your computer
  4. Plug your Nook into your computer via USB
  5. Authorize your Nook
  6. Browse OverDrive Media for an EPUB or PDF title and click on Add to My Cart
  7. Proceed to Checkout
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Literacy program kickoff concert 'sold' out

All tickets for the Saturday, January 21, free family concert by Randy Peterson have been snapped up. The concert at 10:30 a.m. will kick off the library’s new early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Sign up for Team Trivia now

Are you smart? Do you have smart friends? Do you like to have a good time while helping a great cause? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the 12th Annual Team Trivia is the event for you.

Teams of four can sign up now for the March 6 and March 8 event at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams pay $100 per team to participate. The event includes a cash bar and a $13.50 per person soup and sub buffet. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and the quizzing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Sculptor donates 2 pieces

Sculptor John Casper, longtime pillar of the local art community, has donated two major pieces to the Fond du Lac Public Library.

MEGA-zine sale at BookCellar

It's a MEGA-zine sale at the BookCellar Sat Jan 7 and Mon Jan 9. Bundles of 2009 editions just 25 cents each. Choose from popular titles such as People, Vanity Fair, Vogue and National Geographic.

2 classes on e-readers

Fond du Lac Public Library cardholders have access to free e-books through the library’s website. The main library will hold two classes in January to help e-reader users learn the system and provide information about other e-book resources.

New Year: New financial start

Every time the calendar rolls over, many people resolve to do a better job saving more and spending less. The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Money Smart U program will offer a great start with It’s a New Year: Where's Your Money Going? at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 11.

FDL native's illustrations on display

Fond du Lac native Dorothy Donohue has published 16 children’s books that feature her remarkable cut-paper illustrations. A collection of her illustrations will be on display January 4-January 31 in the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery.

Kids donate their St. Nicks money

It's the season for giving. Jonathan, 6, and Arianna, 9, stopped by the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk on December 13 to give Children's Coordinator Julia Cartwright each a five-dollar bill. The kids were following a family tradition handed down by their father, Mike Korb, of donating what they received on St. Nicholas Day.

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