Kids

Reading with Babies

Recently, the Children's department was asked to compile a list of great books for babies for a local service group. Not toddlers or preschoolers, but great fit books for babies This got us thinking about all of the great reasons why we read to babies long before they are able to read with us or understand the plot of a book.

Reading to your baby:

Take the 1000 Books Challenge!

Have you heard about our 1000 books Before Kindergarten program? If you have a child that is not yet in kindergarten, this is a program for you! 


Here's how it works:

Play is hard work!

The Importance of Playing With Your Child 

We love to play here at the library. We offer playtime after toddler storytime and have various toys and activities in the children's room for you and your children to play with while you visit.

Before they were movies...

Did you know some of your favorite movies are actually based-off a book? The animated movie Coraline is based off the book with the same name by Neil Gaiman. The out of this world adventure of Home is based off the book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Often times the movie will be different from the book. The next time you visit the library we would love to hear if you liked the book or the movie more.

Here's a list of our favorites;

List of Book Club Kits for Kids and Teens

Wondering what book club kits we have for kids and teens? Check out our list below.

More coming soon.

Looking for one we don't have? Click HERE to email us or give us a call at 920-322-3940

Exploring Teacher Resources

Cindy Barden Teachers' Resource Center

The Cindy Barden Teachers' Resource Center opened last May in the Children's Room. The center was made possible through an endowment set up by her family through the Fond du Lac Area Foundation to remember Barden, who passed away in 2014.

Last-minute gift ideas

Searching for last-minute gifts? The Children's staff at the library have some easy suggestions to help! All of these items are also owned by the library, so come in and scope them out first if you like. You could even save yourself a few bucks and simply check it out to share with your family throughout the year.

For our younger friends

Teddy Bear Sleepover 2016

If you missed our Teddy Bear Sleepover, don't worry. We hope you'll join us next year. In the meantime, check out these great pictures and see what kind of mischief our stuffed friends got into.

A huge thanks to our friends, the Key Club! This group from the high school did a great job this year and we were so pleased to partner with them. 

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