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February is library lover’s month

Posted February 11, 2015 in Community Featured

Celebrate Library Lovers’ Month by dropping in to the library to check out some books to snuggle up with, maybe grab a few DVDs to wile away the cold nights, or pick up some audiobooks to listen to while commuting or working out.

Also, you can visit our website to get the latest library news, download an ebook or e-audiobook, download some free music or do a little research. If you need help finding something great to read just ask us — we’ll be happy to help you find the right book to
get lost in this month!

There is still time to participate in our all ages Winter reading Program. This year’s theme is “a blizzard of books,” and it runs through feb. 21. No registration is required, and patrons of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate! Children and families may read
together or separately. all you need to do is read or listen to any fort Dodge Public Library item including print or downloadable materials, and then pick up and fill out an entry form. Completed forms can then be dropped off at any service desk. Two winners are drawn each week for a $10 gift certificate to Nettie’s. all entries we receive will be used for our grand prize drawings at the end of the program.

Our Winter reading Program is funded through the generosity of the fawkes family. In 2010, local residents George and Deloris fawkes celebrated milestone birthdays. Their sons decided to honor them and mark the special occasion by donating to the fort Dodge Public Library foundation. In an effort to double their impact, they generously agreed to match every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000. It was a wonderfully successful campaign and we appreciate their commitment to the Library and
to literacy.

It’s not too late for preschoolers to enjoy the last few weeks of Winter Storytime! Children who are 3, 4, 5 or 6 years old and not yet in kindergarten are welcome to attend. registration by a parent is required. Parents can sign their child up for storytime by calling the Children’s Department at 515-573-8167 ext. 242 or by stopping by the library. Storytimes are held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. with an afternoon session on Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Fort Dodge Public Library
424 Central ave.
Mon. – Tues.: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed. – fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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