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 Challenge
December 15, 2021-February 28, 2022
We challenge our patrons of all ages to read at least 10 books before the end of February and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at fortlibrary.beanstack.org. For each book that you log, you will earn an entry in our drawing for a $25 Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. Winners will be chosen and notified after February 28, 2022. Those who log 10 books will be able to choose a free book to keep.  Happy reading, Fort Atkinson!

 

 

Family Storytime
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. beginning in January
(We have storytime breaks in May, August, and December.)
Family Storytime will gather on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. in November in the Storytime Room for the purpose of enjoying books and strengthening early literacy skills.  Each storytime consists of books read aloud, songs, movement activities, crafts, and more.  Everyone 5 and older must wear a mask while attending Family Storytime.  Contact Youth Services Librarian Minetta Lippert at (920) 563-7790 or minetta@fortlibrary.org if you have any questions.

 

Baby Time
Thursdays at 10 a.m. beginning in January
(We have storytime breaks in May, August, and December.)
Baby Time is a fun time for babies from birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Each gathering consists of rhymes, songs, and a few simple books. Baby Time introduces babies to literacy and encourages talking and positive interactions between the baby and the adult.  Baby Time occurs Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. in the Storytime Room.  Everyone 5 and older must wear a mask while attending Baby Time.  Contact Youth Services Librarian Minetta Lippert at (920) 563-7790 or minetta@fortlibrary.org if you have any questions.

 

 

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.