Fort Dodge Public Library is gearing up for a busy October. Preschool Story Time is in full swing on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but it is not too late for children ages 3 – 6 who have not started kindergarten to attend. Parents should stop by the children’s desk, or call 573-8167, ext. 242 to reserve a spot. Programs will continue through Nov. 6 – 7.
No doubt you’ve seen shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures on cable television and wondered what really happens on a paranormal investigation. If so, we invite you to join us Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting room for an afternoon with one of Fort Dodge’s own paranormal research teams: Paranormal Researchers of Iowa. Members of the group will be here to talk about what they do, the equipment they use, some of the cases they’ve investigated and the evidence they’ve gathered. Come learn if you have what it takes to investigate the paranormal. For information about this program, stop by the adult reference desk or visit our website at www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library.
The children’s department is also preparing for its annual fall open house for children and families. This year the event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the main part of the library. Various tables and booths will be set up for children to visit and make a craft or participate in a game or activity. Halloween costumes are welcome but not required to have a great time. No registration is necessary, but children must be accompanied by an adult for their safety. Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library sponsors this event, and representatives from the group will be helping with the programming. If you are interested in contributing to this important organization, stop by the booth at the open house to purchase a yearly membership. There is no obligation to attend meetings or volunteer. We hope to see many of you at the library.
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.