Monday, July 01, 2024

Exciting activities, amazing prizes, and great books: It’s time to jump into Summer Reading at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Throughout July, the Fond du Lac Public Library continues to invite users of all ages to “Read, Renew, Repeat,” the outdoorsy theme of Summer Reading @ FDLPL 2024.

Activities for all ages will be held throughout the program.

Adults can join the library for its popular Craft Swap program on Saturday, July 20. From 10 to 11 a.m., visit the library to pick up new materials to feed a crafter’s passion for creating. Items may be donated to the swap between July 8 to 18, but donating is not required to participate in the July 20 event. Or, visit to see any of our other regular programs, such as Bad Art Night (July 1), Evening Craft Class (July 8), History at Home (July 11), or Hands-on History (July 25).

Kids, meanwhile, have tons of activities to join to keep them from getting bored, including a Taylor Swift Party on Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m. Come dressed in a favorite Taylor Swift eras outfit, make friendship bracelets, enjoy refreshments, and dance to favorite Taylor Swift songs. No registration required.

Then, on Wednesday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, drop in at the favorite activity of the summer, Touch a Truck, at Lakeside Park. Get close to the big “things that go” and even get inside some of the vehicles. From 11 a.m. to noon will be sensory-friendly with no horn honking allowed (though families are encouraged to bring their own noise-canceling headphones or other sound-blocking devices).

Other youth activities scheduled for July include Renew Yourself (a mindfulness program) July 3, Create Your Own Fairy or Gnome Garden on July 10, Art Camp on July 17, and Messy Garden Science on July 31.

Teens also can drop into favorite events such as Anime Afternoon (July 2), Mischief and Magic (July 11), and Ready, Set, Roleplay! (July 18). Or, they may join our new monthly program, Play With Your Food (July 16), which features a new activity each month with a food theme. In July, they will carve a potato to make stamps and generally appreciate all things potato. No registration needed for any of these teen events.

Teens are also invited to participate in Renew Yourself July 3, the Taylor Swift Party July 13, and Art Camp July 17.

Meanwhile, through Aug. 11, kids, teens, and adults may read their favorite books to earn prizes. Returning in 2024 is an online logging option: users can hop on the Fond du Lac Public Library’s online portal, Beanstack, to record their minutes of reading. A link to Beanstack is available at Participation is easy, and earns readers instant rewards along the way as well as a chance at a grand prize at the end of the summer. All reading counts, and reading aloud counts for both the reader and the listener. Instant prizes include the popular Faris Popcorn.

Learn more about Summer Reading at the Fond du Lac Public Library by visiting