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Send photos for 'Picture a Garden' display

Rain and sunshine have worked their magic, and gardens across the Fond du Lac area are bursting with good health. Capture your gorgeous greenery with the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Picture a Garden display.

Buses to Books extended through August

The city Transit Dept. has extended the Buses to Books program through the month of August.

Every Thursday, kids ages 6 to 17 can ride to and from the Fond du Lac Public Library for free when show their library cards. Kids ages 6 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult; adults pay full fare.

BookCellar Bag Sale July 13

The BookCellar’s annual bag sale will take place Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.

Seeking Scrabble boards

Fond du Lac Literacy Services is planning a Scrabble Bee fundraising event on October 3. Teams will compete for highest scores and prizes.

Scrabble Bee 2013 Rules of Play

  • A team consists of up to three players. Each team plays two 15-minute rounds of SCRABBLE®. Teams start with all 100 tiles facing up. The total number of points accumulated during a round is the team score for that round. The sum of the scores of both rounds is the team score for the evening.

Scrabble Bee


What is the Scrabble Bee?
Teams of up to three people play Scrabble (with a twist) for fun and prizes.

Where and when?
Thursday, Oct 3, in the FDL Library's McLane Room. Registration at 5:30 pm; game starts at 6 pm.

How does it work?

Buses to Books: Kids ride free

The Buses to Books program lets kids ages 6 to 17 can ride the bus to the Fond du Lac Public Library and back for free on Thursdays June 13 to August 1, 2013, using their library cards as bus passes. Kids ages 6 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult; adults pay full fare.

Free buds, cords for Audio Book Month

June is National Audio Book Month, and the Fond du Lac Public Library is celebrating by giving out free ear buds to kids and free car-adapter cords to adults when they check out Playaway books. Playaways are MP3-like devices loaded with just one book that can be paused, forwarded, reversed – run just like any digital player.

Why read this summer? It's rewarding!

In Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Howard Carter found the tomb of King Tut. Kathleen Kenyon’s excavation on the banks of the Jordan River unearthed Jericho, the world’s oldest city. Peter Brown and Michael Morwood found traces of ancient Hobbit-like people in Indonesia.

Summer programs for kids

There’s a full roster of great Dig Into Reading events for kids this summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library, starting Monday, June 10. Full details are available at the Calendar.

Mighty Mighty Mondays: Professional entertainers come for two shows, 1 p.m. and repeated at 2:30 p.m. For all ages. Free tickets are required for entry; tickets are available from the Children’s Desk at the Main Library starting the Tuesday before the performance. The lineup:

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