Programs for Kids and Families

Stay up to date on library news and book releases!  Click here to receive library newsletters and book recommendations directly in your email inbox.

Winter Reading 2021: Books Like Us
January 1-February 28
Register and log at
In January and February, the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson will participate in Beanstack’s Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster.  We challenge our patrons to read at least 10 books in January and February and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at  For each badge that you earn, you will earn an entry in our drawing for $25 Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce gift certificates. Winners will be chosen and notified after February 28, 2021.  Happy reading, Fort Atkinson!
#WinterRead2021 #BooksLikeUs

Mindfulness Challenge
January 1-February 28
Register and log at
In this challenge, you will earn badges as you learn about mindfulness and try simple mindfulness exercises. Each week that you participate, you will be entered in a weekly prize drawing. If you complete all ten badges, you will be entered in the grand prize drawing.
The mindfulness challenge was created in collaboration with folks from Fort HealthCare. We also appreciate the support of Fort Healthy and the Healthy Community Coalition.

Kindergarten Round-UpKindergarten Round-Up
February 15-February 27
Kindergarten Buckaroos: If you get a library card during these two weeks or use the library card you already have to check out five or more books, you will receive a cowboy hat and a bag of goodies.



Family Storytime Online
Mondays at 10 a.m.
(We have storytime breaks in May, August, and December.)
Join Ms. Minetta for Family Storytime Online through Facebook Live. After the live performance, the recording will be available on the library’s Facebook page for one week (if allowed by the publisher of the book read aloud).


Craft Bags for KidsCraft Bags
Check out a craft bag, finish the craft at home, and then return the empty bag to the library.  Craft bags check out for one week.  Stop by the library or call (920) 563-7790 to see what crafts we have available.



The Dwight Foster Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of HelpNow – a free online tutoring and homework help tool available to anyone with a library card. It offers live online tutoring, a writing lab, test preparation, curated lessons and tutorials, and more. To access HelpNow, please visit



Librarian Picks
Fill out a quick form about the kinds of books you like. A librarian will choose about five books specially for you. You will also receive a personalized note from the librarian.  Click here for the Librarian Picks form.



Traveling Journals
Our library will now circulate traveling journals. Traveling journals are filled with the thoughts and creative energy of our community.  Choose one of our 24 journals (each with a different topic) to check out. See what other people have written/created and then add to the journal. You can write, draw, or collage on your journal entry.  Finally, return the journal to the library so someone else can check it out. We plan to add these journals to our circulating collection after they are full. Use this link to see the available journal topics.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little one! Log your reading in Beanstack to earn badges and prizes.  Participants will earn stickers after every 100 books, a book bag after 500 books, and a free book and a certificate after 1,000 books.  Visit the library’s Beanstack site at