The Fond du Lac Public Library asked, and it has received. After announcing that it needed to raise $40,000 from the community to open an historic branch location, the library has surpassed its goal in just eight weeks.
“This is just phenomenal,” said library Director Ken Hall. “We now have the funds to open and furnish what will be a real asset to our community. We’re bowled over and very grateful.”
The family that plays together comes to the Fond du Lac Public Library.
The Children’s Room and local business Fay’s Fun 'n Learning are hosting Family Game Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at the library. All ages are welcome for this free event, which will feature games such as The Camp Game, Blunders, Bingo Link and Spot It. No registration needed; just stop in.
Games will be provided, but families are welcome to bring favorite games they’d like to share with others.
Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in Paws to Read. Kids read aloud to certified therapy dogs in a relaxed setting. Studies have shown that reading aloud to dogs helps put the child at ease.
Kids ages birth to 12 who are enrolled in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s summer reading program need to turn in their completed reading records by August 20.
Children are keeping track of every day they read – or are read to – for 20 minutes or more, each time placing a sticker on the summer reading record they received when they signed up. A filled-in record – 41 days of reading – will earn every child a bag of goodies and a free book.
Kids should bring their completed records to the Children’s Desk at the library to receive their rewards.
The Fond du Lac Public Library has received just over $30,000 in donations for the new FDLPL Express branch. The new site, to open this fall in the Shops at Johnson Crossing, at Highways 23 and 151, will be the first branch in the library’s 107-year history.
Road construction in Oshkosh will disrupt internet service and the online catalog at the Fond du Lac Public Library on the morning of Tuesday, July 26. If all goes as planned, the public will be able to access the internet on the free computers at the library around noon, and the catalog – available through the website – should be back up at that time as well. The work is weather-dependent, so the outage date may change.