Programs for Kids and Families

How to Homeschool: Ask the Experts
Tuesday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
Have you decided to homeschool your child(ren) this year? Need help getting started? Join us for a Q&A session with a panel of local homeschooling experts. This virtual program is intended for adults in the Fort Atkinson area who are new to homeschooling.
You can view a recording of the August 25th program here: https://youtu.be/-PHJuS2dd7Q
Access our resource list here: https://www.fortlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/How-to-Homeschool-Resource-List.pdf

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).

Kindergarten Round-Up
September 21-October 3
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.

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.

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 fortlibrary.beanstack.org.

StoryWalk®
Take a walk and enjoy a book! About twice a month, the library posts a new picture book title along the sidewalk in front of the library. The pages of the book are posted on wooden signs starting at the corner of Merchants Ave. and Milwaukee Ave.