Library Re-opening Phase 1

The Dwight Foster Public Library is currently open to the public.

Hours:

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Please note that the first two hours of each day will be reserved for senior citizens 65 and older, and those who have compromised immune systems.

August Update:

Beginning Monday, August 3 the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson wants to make you aware of changes in our services and our facility as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The mission of the Dwight Foster Public Library is to help people achieve their full potential by being a leading resource for information, education, culture and recreation.  The library continues to offer a wide variety of physical and digital resources to meet the needs of our community.  Our building is open for browsing, and our friendly staff members are available to assist kids and families.  For patrons who are not comfortable coming into the library building, we are continuing to offer our curbside hold pickup service.

For the safety of our staff and our community, the Dwight Foster Public Library will now require all patrons to limit their visit to the library to 30 minutes or less and all patrons over the age of 4 to wear a face covering.  We are asking library users to conduct their business quickly and treat their visit to the library as they would a trip to the grocery store.  As hard as it is, we are not encouraging collaboration, conversation, or lingering at the library at this time.  Also, all patrons are strongly encouraged to maintain a safe distance between themselves, staff, and other patrons and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Library Director Eric Robinson at 920-563-7790 or erobinson@fortlibrary.org

We are allowing use of our 2 study rooms for a maximum of 1 hour.

The library drop box is available to accept your returns. Items returned to the library are placed in quarantine for 4 days BEFORE they get checked in. Therefore if you are checking your account you will see items listed that you have returned for several days after you return them. We backdate all items checked in to eliminate overdues due to the quarantine. We will continue to provide Curbside Pickup during library hours for those who are uncomfortable entering a public building. Click here for Curbside Hold Pickup instructions.

In this phase of our reopening limited services are available including photocopying, scanning and faxing, and reference help which can be given while maintaining social distance. Public computers are available for you to use at your own risk for 30 minutes.

For more information, contact the library at 920-563-7790 during the business hours listed above.