Program Info

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our library is not holding in-person programs at this time.

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 Middle and High School

Winter Reading 2021: Books Like Us
January 1-February 28
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In January and February, the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson will participate in Beanstack’s Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster.  We challenge our patrons to read at least 10 books in January and February and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at  For each badge that you earn, you will earn an entry in our drawing for $25 Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce gift certificates. Winners will be chosen and notified after February 28, 2021.  Happy reading, Fort Atkinson!
#WinterRead2021 #BooksLikeUs

Mindfulness Challenge
January 1-February 28
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In this challenge, you will earn badges as you learn about mindfulness and try simple mindfulness exercises. Each week that you participate, you will be entered in a weekly prize drawing. If you complete all ten badges, you will be entered in the grand prize drawing.
The mindfulness challenge was created in collaboration with folks from Fort HealthCare. We also appreciate the support of Fort Healthy and the Healthy Community Coalition.

Teen Take and Make Kits (for grades 6-12)
We can’t offer in-person programs right now, but we can give you all the supplies you need to complete a project at home.  For free!  We will offer a new Take and Make kit each month.

    • November: Sharpie Mugs
    • December: Paracord Bracelets
    • January: Calming Glitter Jars
    • February: Book Hedgehogs

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



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 or 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.