Summer Reading

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.

Robyn Carr Has a New Book Series

Robyn Carr is one of those contemporary romance authors I just never get tired of reading, and her new book The Wanderer is an amazing start to her new Thunder Point series. I loved her long running Virgin River series, and I am happy to report this new book had all the elements I have come to expect from this author - small town charm, quirky characters, wonderful romance, and a little mystery thrown in for good measure. As the story line progressed and I met each character, I found myself identifying them with people I know, or know of, in real life.

Get Ready to Dig Into . . . summer reading fun for kids!

The Children's Room invites children ages 12 and younger to participate in the kids' summer reading program. Win prizes, attend fun events and have a blast reading in the summer. Registration starts June 10 on our website or just stop in and see us.

Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank

Another great story by one of my favorite authors. As with her other books, reading Porch Lights made me long to visit the South Carolina Lowcountry, specifically Sullivan's Island, the setting for most of her books and where the author was born and raised. The way she describes the grasslands, amazing sunsets, and the gentle ocean breezes make it sound like paradise.

Mondays on the Moon now double the fun

Heavy demand and a generous gift from the Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library have combined to double the fun on Mondays.

Summer Reading Program week 5 recap

The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. There are currently 1054 kids signed up.

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney was voted the favorite bedtime story with 73 total votes (26%).

Noah S. (left) was the winner of our Lego Guessing contest. He took home the Lego Ideas Book and a $2 gift certificate to the Book Cellar. Ashleigh S. (right) took home a R2D2 Play-doh set consolation prize for having the 2nd closest guess. There were 385 Legos in the guessing jar.

Lego club madness

Today's Lego Club was a success. There were 24 creative kids in attendance. The topic of discussion for the day's build was "walls" and how to build them using staggering and overlapping techniques. We also discussed the Great Wall of China. Photos from today's build are available on our Facebook page @ FDLPL Kids. Or check out the display case near the entrance to see some of the structure on display.

My dream is to ...

“Someday walk my daughter down the aisle.”

“Be the first in my family to finish college.”

“To stay with my teacher, Mrs. Emmer, forever.”

Wedding woes in Chesapeake Bay...

The Singles is a quick, funny read by Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe "Love Letters" columnist. In this debut novel, the wedding saga begins with Beth "Bee" Evans stressing out on how to fit her five friends, who decline to bring a guest to her lavish Chesapeake Bay nuptials, into her seating chart. She dubs them the "Singles".

Dream Big, Read! and Contest Winners!

The Summer Reading Program kicked off on Monday, June 4 and so far, it has been a great success. We have 630 kids signed up and they keep coming! Tell your friends and family about the program, or help them sign up to earn a check mark on your own reading record!

Our first "Mondays on the Moon" performance is quickly approaching, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. and we are looking forward to seeing those peppy Pomeranians in action! Free tickets will be available at the Children's Desk on Tuesday, June 19 at 9 a.m.. We hope to see you all there!

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