Programs for Kids and Families

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Protect the Pollinators! A Virtual Program for Kids and Families
Thursday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
Do you like eating fruits and vegetables? How about chocolate? Join Kristin Halverson–conservationist, nature-fanatic, amateur native-plant gardener, curriculum specialist, and former teacher–to find out what these have to do with pollinators, what is going on with pollinators, and how you can help! There will be a hands-on activity portion to this program, so make sure you pick up your packet at the library prior to the program. You’ll also get a pollinator activity booklet and a free milkweed plug to take home and plant for monarch butterflies!  Click here to register for this interactive Zoom meeting.  The library will contact registrants the week before the program to arrange packet pickup.  This program, inspired by Heart of the City’s No Mow May, is recommended for kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade and their 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).

 

 

Virtual Stickerboards
Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, we used to post stickerboards near our Main Service Desk.  We are not offering physical stickerboards right now, but try out one of our virtual stickerboards.

Cat in the Hat Storytime
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a special Cat in the Hat storytime led by retired teacher and school librarian Geri U’Ren.  View on YouTube here.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.