Programs for Kids and Families

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-TBD*
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.
*Our Kindergarten Round-Up period will be extended through two weeks after our building re-opens to the public.

Read Grateful: A Gratitude Reading Challenge
November 1-December 31
We have a new reading challenge for all ages this November and December. Slow down, take a deep breath, and take the Dwight Foster Public Library’s Read Grateful challenge. Read 10 books of your choice about gratitude, log your reading on our library’s Beanstack site, and earn a new set of colorful badges!  If you already registered with Beanstack in the summer, you can log in to your existing account to begin the Read Grateful challenge.  Need help finding books about gratitude? Start with the books on this list: Gratitude Books for Kids

HelpNow
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 www.bridgeslibrarysystem.org/helpnow.

 

 

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 fortlibrary.beanstack.org.