Find free events to match every interest.
Summer fun can be expensive. The library can help! Save by taking advantage of all the free programs your library is hosting this summer.
Music performances, petting zoos, craft classes, local history talks, and more! Visit your local library for free entertainment for kids, teens, and adults. Reading challenge encourage everyone to dive into the pages of a new book while earning fun prizes. Each library has its own calendar of events and summer reading programs.
Explore the Library of Things
Why buy when you can borrow? Borrow useful non-traditional "things" for your home, hobbies, projects and summer adventures. Cake pans, fishing poles, board games, tools, and more! Visit your local library to see their Library of Things.
Here are a few of the items you can find at libraries in Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago counties.
- Adventure backpack kits
- Cake pans
- Craft bags
- Board games
- GoPro cameras
- Jigsaw puzzles
- Outdoor lawn games
- Roku devices
- Sewing machines
- S.T.E.A.M. kits
- Vegetable and flower seeds
- WiFi hotspots
- And much, much more
Fond du Lac Public Library users, explore their collection of outdoor games and things here.
Ready to borrow? Have more questions? Please contact your public library directly to see what "things" they have for you to take home.
Watch Thousands of movies for FREE with Kanopy and your library card!
Kanopy gives you free access to a diverse collection of featured favorites, international and critically-acclaimed independent films, and documentaries. Use Kanopy to enjoy films on all your favorite devices—from desktop computers to mobile devices and Smart TVs, including Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, and more.
- Fond du Lac Public Library users, start here.
- Menasha Public Library users, start here.
- Neenah Public Library users, start here.
Skip subscription services. Borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the library instead.
Find spaces to work, play, and learn.
The library is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day or find a quiet space to work alone or with a group. Ask about meeting rooms for your local non-profit and spaces to study or work away from home.
Contact your local library to learn more about available spaces.
Tools and resources to get the job, learn new skills, and work away from home
- Printer out of ink?
- Need a reliable computer and internet while you apply for a new job?
- Ready to learn the skills to advance your career?
- Did you land the virtual interview and need a quiet place to meet?
The library offers a variety of free tools and resources to get the job, learn new skills, run your business, and work away from home. Print, copy, and fax for less at the library.
Public computers and internet access are available to library visitors for free. Use a library computer or access Wi-Fi on your personal device.
Printing and copying is available for a small fee, set by individual library locations. Faxing and notary public services may also be available. Contact the library directly to ask about these services.
Job Seeker Help
- Computers and Internet for job seeking and application; Create your resume, check your email, and stay connected.
- Connect to the Job Center of Wisconsin.
- Fond du Lac Public Library visitors can get in-person support by scheduling a time to meet with an Employment and Training Specialist. Learn more here.
- Oshkosh Public Library offers in-person job seeker support each Wednesday. Schedule an appointment and learn more here.
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online for FREE. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Learn more.
Explore courses like:
- Job Search Skills
- Career Exploration
- General Office Skills
- Online Computer Skills for the Workplace
- Test Prep Courses
- Starting Your Own Business
- Using Social Media in Business
- Business Budgeting for Beginners
- And More!
Practice tests, tutorials and eBooks for school and career, including college entrance, civil service and citizenship.
Learning Express includes:
- Core Skills Training in Math, Writing, and Reading
- Job search and workplace skills training
- Career Exploration
- Job Certification and Professional Exam Preparation
- High School Equivalency Test Preparation
- College Admissions Test Preparation
- U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
- Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
Find these courses and more here.