DON’T FORGET!!! We will be closed on Saturdays until Sept. 10.
- Thurs. Aug 25 – 6:00 – Ages 8 and UPSOUL SURFER, the true story of Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack but overcame all odds to again become a champion surfer. The film is Rated PG and is 106 minutes long. It is not suitable for children under age 8.
- Friday Aug. 26 – 10:30 a.m. – Ages 2 ½ and UP
RIO is about a macaw named Blu who has been raised in Moose Lake, Minnesota and does not know how to fly. It is an animated comedy-adventure by the makers of Ice Age and is rated G. It is 96 minutes long. Advance sign-up and tickets for both movies will be available on August 16. Adults need tickets also. Films are free courtesy of the Friends of the Fiske.
- The next foreign film will be shown on Wed., Aug. 31 at 7PM. JOIN US!
NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CHILDREN’S ROOM!!!
The library has just acquired an Early Literacy Station for the Children’s Room. This station is loaded with 50 educational software titles and offers children a chance to use a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging and academically relevant. The ELS has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and discovery. It is located next to the Fish Tank, come and play!! NO SIGN-UP REQUIRED!!!
THANKS to the Wrentham Lions Club. We have received a generous check from the Wrentham Lions Club and will now be able to buy many new Books on CD! They are very popular and also expensive so this is a wonderful donation. We are grateful for the thoughtfulness of our Lions.
NEEDED!!! Does anyone have a surplus small push mower?? The DPW mower can’t fit in the gate of the Ross Memorial Garden in the rear of the library and we’d be delighted if anybody has one they don’t need. Call us at 384-5440 if you can help. Thanks!!
SWEATT BEACH PASS!! Thanks to the Friends of the Fiske for providing the pass to Sweatt Beach for Wrentham Residents once again this summer. Reserve the pass at the circulation desk.
The Friends of the Fiske have bought us a KINDLE!! We will be setting it up and pre-loading some titles. Patrons will be able to borrow it and you can see what fun and convenience an eReader can be.
Library Elf is Here! Wondering what you have on hold, when are your items due, do your children have anything about to become overdue?? Sign up from the iBistro homepage and get Elf-emails delivered to your computer or texted to your cell phone. You simply enter the library cards of yourself and any family members. Then select when you want to receive a notice. There is also a calendar showing highlighted due dates of all of your
checkouts. It's easy to connect and really useful!!
DINOS, HIPPOS & BUNNIES, OH MY!!
WEDNESDAYS AUGUST 10-31 -- 1:00-1:30 - Come join the fun of Sandra Boynton as we explore her books with fun crafts and songs. Children between the ages of 3-6 are invited to join EMILY MOORE, 8th grader at Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School, to read and learn about Sandra Boynton’s fun books for her Capstone Project. Register at the Front Desk!!
TRIP TO THE FIRESTATION : Wed. Aug. 10 -- Ages 3 ½ and UP -- 10:00AM Meet at the library for a “Fire Story” and then walk over to tour the Wrentham Fire Station and climb on the trucks!! Sign-up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
TOUCH A TRUCK: Thurs. Aug. 11 -- 10:00AM Preschoolers and truck enthusiasts are invited to hear a good “Truck Story”, check out a truck book and touch a truck from the Wrentham DPW in the library parking lot!! Sign-up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
SUMMER STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Children ages 3 ½ -K are invited to sign up for summer storytime to be held on the following dates August 3, 4, 5, 12, 18 and 25. NOTE : Classes are on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:15. Come to as many as you would like. REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Call 384-5440 x21 or stop in the Children’s Dept and see Miss Liz. Come join the fun as we share stories, songs, poems and parachute play.
TOE JAM PUPPET BAND CONCERT: Wed. Aug. 24 – 10:30AM – Ages 0-10 - Formed in 2000, the Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The Dynamic group is great with kids, but best when teachers or parents are having fun with the little ones. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun. Tom Poitras is the plaid-suited songwriter and singer of the Toe Jam Puppet Band. He plays banjo, acoustic guitar and washboard tie. Every live show needs a live wire and for the Toe Jam Puppet Band it’s Mr. Vinny Lovegrove. Acting as emcee and resident silly man he can always be found right in the thick of it with the Kiddos. At each Toe Jam performance he directs the fun and activities with a big bag of puppet shows, storytelling, amateur acrobatics, improvisation, and well-timed shtick. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
Tickets are now available at the circulation desk.
“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”“Thank you for an exuberant, fun-filled, nonstop action program. You really got the place rocking!” – Nancy Denman, Head of Children’s Services, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA.“I cannot thank you enough for your performance at our library. I have booked a lot of performers, some good, some not so good, and some who, at the time, I considered to be great. But the Toe Jam Puppet Band just blew them all out of the water! You were extremely professional, and it was obvious that you put enormous effort into the planning of your shows. Most importantly, you knew how to capture and hold the attention of a roomful of kids! The screams of laughter and delight could be heard even with the doors shut!” – Tressy N. Collier, Children’s Librarian/Assistant Director, Blackstone Public Library, Blackstone, MA.
Registration for FALL Toddler Time (ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 in Mom, Dad or caregiver’s lap) or Preschool Storytime (ages 3 1/2 to K) will begin on August 24. Join us for stories, songs, poems and parachute play. Call 384-5440 ext. 21, or stop in the Children’s Dept. and see Miss Liz to sign up. Program is free but food donations for the Wrentham Food Pantry gratefully accepted.
CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to CHARLOTTE FISKE, our newest CALDECOTT HALL OF FAMER. Check the Children’s Dept. wall for her photo!!
REMINDER: TURN IN YOUR SUMMER READING COUPONS BY AUGUST 19 TO BE ON TIME FOR THE RAFFLE DRAWING!!!
TD BANK SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Read 10 books over the summer and TD Bank will deposit $10 into your new or existing Young Saver Account. Complete the form (available in the Children’s Dept.) and bring it to TD Bank to get the $10. One $10 offer per reader!!
Dear Friends, I am writing this letter to ask your support for our summer reading program at the Fiske Public Library. We are asking library patrons, local businesses, banks, civic groups, etc. to donate items (gift certificates, savings bonds, raffle items, crafts, school supplies, coupons for free ice cream cones or slices of pizza, etc.) to encourage Wrentham families to read together. We will use these as reading incentive prizes.We hope this will not only be good advertising for local merchants but also FUN for the children. We will be happy to post names of supporters at the library, on our website and at the Post Office. We’re happy to say that participation in the summer reading program has grown each year. YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!! Thank you in advance!!Sincerely,Elizabeth A. Nadow. Children’s Librarian P.S. – We would appreciate it if you could make your donation ASAP so that we may prepare publicity. Donations may be left at the library along with your name and address. Please note that donation is for the summer reading club. THANKS!
BABY/TODDLER PLAYGROUPS: Come enjoy the Air Conditioning!! Birth to pre-walkers with Mom, Dad or caregiver meets on Fridays at 9:30. Toddlers (walkers) to age 2 ½ with Mom, Dad or caregiver meets on Fridays at 10:30. Meet new friends, play with the toys and gym equipment purchased with funds from the Friends of Fiske!!! Come join the fun! No registration required just drop in. If arriving before 10AM please ring doorbell.
Congratulations to the SUMMER READING CLUB Bookmark Contest Winners!!! OLIVIA DURANT, JOHN CARR, CAROLINE AARON, KATY AARON, DOMINIC CRISAFI, MAGGY CRISAFI, ALICE MOORE, EVELYN MOORE - WE LOVED YOUR ENTRIES!!!!Laminated copies will be made for all the Summer Reading Club members. Your original bookmark is on display on the doors of the Children’s Room.