These cool days of September are the perfect time to sit and read on the front porch, wrapped up in a cozy afghan or quilt.
Fall back into the Fort Dodge Public Library’s Saturday schedule and find just the right novel or two to enjoy on these crisp days. Rita has assembled some staff picks on the reference desk for you to consider, or browse the new books shelves and Amy’s latest choices. There’s always time for reading!
Preschool Storytime registration begins on Thursday, Sept. 12. If your child is between the ages of 3 and 6 but has not yet started kindergarten, we’d love to provide that first opportunity to interact with other children without Mom or Dad in the room. Laurie Hotz and Rachel Lavender have planned 30-minute programs to introduce children to letters, sounds, activities and, of course, stories and books that will help them get ready to learn to read. Stop by the children’s desk to sign up your child or call 573-8167, ext. 242 to reserve a spot. Programs begin Sept. 18-19 and continue through October.
September is also a great time to revisit those TV series from last spring. Don’t remember the cliffhanger on “Castle” or the bombshell storyline from “The Big Bang Theory”? We have many of the current season DVDs in our collection. Why not plan a weekend watching “True Blood”or “Downton Abbey”? Stop by the library and see what’s available.
Need something new to serve at your tailgate party? The Fort Dodge Public Library has a wonderful cookbook collection that is full of delicious recipes for soups and stews, along with the traditional barbecue and brats for those fall games. What about after the game warm-ups? Try a new variety of cocoa or cider. Ask Rita at the reference desk to help you find that perfect combination.
The Fort Dodge Public Library is open Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. We hope to see you soon.
Fort Dodge Public Library
424 Central Ave.
Mon. – Tues.: 8:30 am – 8 p.m.
Wed. – Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.