Programs & Events


A Blizzard of Books
Winter Reading Program
January 5, 2015 - February 21, 2015

  • No registration required! Patrons of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.
  • Simply read of listen to any Fort Dodge Public Library item, including print or downloadable materials.
  • Pick up an entry form at any of the service desks.
  • Fill it out, then drop it into any of the boxes at a service desk to be entered in the weekly drawings.
  • Two winners will be drawn each week for a $10.00 gift certificate to Nettie's.
  • All entries will be used for the Grand Prize Drawings at the end of the program.
  • One entry per person, per day please


Winter Preschool Storytime Registration
Registration for Winter Preschool Storytime
begins Thursday January 8th.

Children who re 3, 4, 5 or 6 years old and have not yet attended Kindergarten are eligible for registration.
Storytimes begin on January 14th & 15th and conclude
on February 25th & 26th.

Storytimes are held:
Wednesday - 10:00 - 10:30 am
Thursday - 10:00 - 10:30 am
Thursday - 2:00 - 2:30 pm

There is no fee for this program that offers for many children their first classroom experience without a parent. Children listen to stories, learn fingerplays and take the first early steps toward literacy during Storytime.
Parents may call or stop by the Children's Department of the library to register their child.


Book Club Discussion Groups

Pick up your copy at the Adult Reference Desk during the
month of December for the January Book Club meetings.

Monday Night Group
January 5th     6:00pm
“Following Atticus” by Tom Ryan

Thursday Morning Group
January 8th    11:00am
“The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson

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