Programs for Kids and Families

Spring 2020 Programs

Beginning Monday, March 16 at noon the library is CLOSED to the public. All programs are cancelled until further notice.

While our building is closed due to COVID-19, the Dwight Foster Public library will offer Family Storytime Online on Mondays at 10 a.m. live on our Facebook page.

The library also has a StoryWalk® along the sidewalk in front of the library. The pages of a selected book are posted on wooden signs starting at the corner of Merchants and Milwaukee.  (The StoryWalk® Project was created by Ann Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and is developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.)

Winter Reading Program
December 2-February 29
Read books to earn prizes.  Stop by the library to pick up your winter reading BINGO sheet.

Play and Learn @ the Library
3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m.
3rd Friday at 10 a.m.
Children learn through play and we like to play at the Dwight Foster Public Library.  Hands-on, age-appropriate, creative play experiences and materials will be available for young children and their families.  Explore, pretend, make friends, learn, and play with us!  Program supported by the Friends of the Library.

  • February 18 and 21: Veterinarian’s Office
  • March 17 and 20: Science Lab
  • April 17 and 21: Post Office
  • May 15 and 19: Ice Cream Parlor

Craft Club
February 27: Found Object Prints

April 23: Magazine Silhouette
May 28: Chalk Butterfly
Drop in between 3:30 and 5:30 to create your project. Open to adults and school-age youth; however, children under age 8 need to be accompanied by an adult. Program supported by the Friends of the Library.

Baby Sign Language Class
Friday, February 28
10-11 a.m.
A class for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, and caregivers along with their little ones. Learn about early developing language including signs, how to incorporate signs, what signs might be good first signs, and what to do if you have concerns. This class will be led by Amanda Dobberstein, the Speech-Language Pathologist at Crown of Life Christian Academy in Fort Atkinson. Registration is required.

Spring Break Sand Art
Thursday, March 26
2-3 p.m.
Enjoy a little bit of the beach right here in Fort Atkinson. Drop in and make a sand art picture that you can take home. All supplies will be provided. Program supported by the Friends of the Library.

Club Pokemon
February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, and June 6
10 a.m.-12 noon
Bring your Pokemon cards to battle other fans. All ages are welcome and we will teach new trainers how to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Club Pokemon is supported by Planet Chaos.

Read to the Dogs
February 8, March 14, and April 11
10 a.m.-12 noon
Children have the opportunity to read to a patient and loving dog at the library. All dogs and owners have gone through a rigorous training program and are certified as therapy dogs and owners. Registration is required.

Lego Club
February 13, March 12, April 9, and May 14
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Join forces with other Lego lovers and build a Lego creation according to a monthly theme.  Program supported by the Friends of the Library.