The Fond du Lac Public Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express branch to collect donations of new hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks. Donated items will be accepted through Dec 23 and given to the Fond du Lac Salvation Army for distribution to local children.
Crafters will color Shrinky Dinks designs, bake them in the Idea Studio oven and leave with brightly colored Christmas ornaments at the 1 p.m. Saturday, December 10, Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; all supplies provided.
Teens in grades 6 through 12 can come to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s DIY Holiday Party at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 4, and cross off at least one gift on their shopping list. Teens will make a wall-accent clothespin wreath, good for displaying photos, holding cocoa packets or teabags. Hot cocoa and snacks will be served, and some teens will score door prizes.
When it comes to Christmas wishes, kids know it’s smart to put them in writing. Kids who drop off their letters to Santa at the Children’s Room at the downtown Fond du Lac Public Library by 3 p.m. Monday, December 5, will get a personalized reply by Santa mailed to their homes before Christmas.
You can wait in line, throw elbows and scramble for deals at the superstore. Or you can spend Black Friday in the pleasant confines of the Fond du Lac Public Library and get a great deal. On Friday, November 25, the downtown Main Library will offer half off all fines, 9 a.m. to noon. No restrictions. Pay half your fees – overdue, lost, damaged, etc. – and clear your account.
It started, of course, with the Lakeside Park Lighthouse, back in 1990. The light-green Christmas ornament created by the Soroptimists of Fond du Lac as a fundraiser proved so popular they decided to do another the following year, the Galloway House. Fast forward 25 more years, and the program – landmark ornaments – is going strong.