Kids ages 6 to 12 who could benefit from practicing their reading are invited to participate in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Paws to Read program. 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.
Stocking up on summer reading is easy and affordable at the BookCellar. Grocery-bags-full of romance paperback books or kids' books are just $2. You’ll also find a huge selection of VHS tapes for just 50 cents each and a healthy selection of newer best-sellers for just $2 each.
The BookCellar is located in the library’s lower level and is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Monday from noon to 7 p.m.
An anonymous donor has stepped forward to challenge the community to help equip the planned Fond du Lac Public Library Express branch at Johnson Crossing Shopping Center.
The donor has agreed to match all contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
“Our donor wants the public to support this historic expansion,” said library Director Ken Hall. “If we succeed in raising the full $20,000, then we would have reached our goal of raising the $40,000 necessary to properly equip the new branch.”
Saturday's Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival was a smashing success, thanks to Sunshine the Clown, Betty Trent face painting, games, magic and popcorn! We couldn't have pulled it off without help from a great group of volunteers, who did everything from check out customers at the BookCellar Bag Sale to help sign people up for the summer reading programs.
Fond du Lac Public Library broke a record in April when it circulated more than 70,000 items! This jump - about 10 percent - follows a several-month-long climb for circulation. In fact, library usage has been on a record pace for more than 12 months. Thanks to all the library fans out there - we heart our patrons.
The Fond du Lac Public Library has been a true community library from the start. Its roots can be traced as far back as the 1850 when it was first discussed by the Young Men’s Association. The City Council officially organized the library in November 1876. Members of the Fond du Lac Women’s Club obtained a gift from Andrew Carnegie to open the first permanent library building in 1904. In 1966, the League of Women voters and a cadre of individuals from the community were credited for making the “new” library possible.