The Fiske Public Library Newsletter: August 2012
Here is what's happening down at the Fiske Library.
REMINDER : WE ARE NOW CLOSED SATURDAYS FOR THE SUMMER !!
A VISIT TO THE FIRE STATION
Thurs. Aug. 2 -- 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
Wed. Aug. 1 -- 10:00AM
Preschoolers and truck enthusiasts are invited to hear a good “Truck Story”, check out a truck book and touch and climb on trucks 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.
Self-Help, Inc., presents LET’S GET CREATIVE with CAROL CARVER -- STORIES, ART PROJECTS, MOVEMENT and MUSIC!!
A free weekly parent-child imagination storytelling series for preschoolers.
Wednesdays Aug. 8, 15, 22, and 29 – 10:30-11:15am
Sign-up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Come join the fun!!
INTERACTIVE MUSIC CONCERT
with ELAINE KESSLER
THURS. AUG 16 – 10:30am -- Ages 3-8
Known to children as “Miss Elaine” I engage the children in a very interactive program where we sing songs, sometimes with my guitar, we dance with or without instruments, we tell and act out stories, we meet puppet friends, we learn finger plays and poems and most of all pretend to be creatures big and small. Tickets are now available at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. This program is supported with a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
“What a fabulous concert you provided. Everyone had a marvelous time. The songs you chose were familiar enough for all to participate but had enough variety to tickle even the elementary kids. The energy displayed by the kids throughout was exceptional, such fun but in control thanks to your great management techniques. I love to watch an experienced professional at work!” – Kathleen D. Hutchins, Head of Youth Services, JV Fletcher Library, Westford, MA.
SUMMER MOVIES FOR CHILDREN & TEENS!!!
THURSDAY AUG. 9 – 1:00
SUMMER WARS (ANIME) – RATED PG – 115 min.
Voted best Japanese animated film! The graphics and story are stunning and it does have English subtitles. The film would be a great introduction if you haven’t experienced anime before.
Call or come by for tickets after July 26.
WEDNESDAY AUG. 15 – 2:00
THE LORAX – RATED PG – 86 min.
In this Dr. Seuss classic, a 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Call or come by for tickets after Aug. 3.
Parents and caregivers should always check the internet if they don’t think the subject matter is appropriate. We have found a useful site for checking any movies before watching them –www.commonsensemedia.org
REMINDER : TURN IN YOUR SUMMER READING CLUB COUPONS BY AUG. 22 !!
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 the donations 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 and on our website.
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 the donation is for the Summer Reading Club. THANKS!!
SUMMER READING CLUB BOOKMARK CONTEST
We loved your entries!! Laminated copies will be made for all of the Summer Reading Club members. Your original bookmark is on display on the doors of the Children’s Room.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!
TD Bank Summer Reading Program
Beginning May 5 and going to Sept. 29 students who read 10 books over the summer can have $10 deposited into a 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!!
Registration for FALL Wednesday TODDLER (ages 2 ½ to 3 ½) in Mom, Dad or a Caregiver’s lap or PRESCHOOL Storytime (ages 3 1/2 to K) to be held Thursday or Fridays begins on August 22.
Join Miss Liz 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.
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 and join the fun! No registration required just drop in. If arriving before 10AM please ring doorbell.
FUN IN THE SUN
Go to http://www.plainvillepubliclibrary.org/funinsun.htm to see what is going on at area libraries this summer. Or check out the printed list in the Children’s Department!!
THANK YOU to Nicola Alexander for the donation of City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. It will be enjoyed by many!!!
EVENING BOOK GROUP
Next Meeting : Thurs. September 20 at 6:30 PM.
BOOK : Harvard Yard by William Martin.
Books will be available by the end of August at the circulation desk. If you want it earlier you can request it yourself.
FACILITATOR : Jan Battikha
The next foreign film will be shown on Wednesday August 29 at 7PM. JOIN US!
Last year the Friends received a generous donation from TDBANK due to our patrons signing onto the Affinity program. You can either open a new saving, checking or CD account or fill out a form here at the desk.
The bank calculates a percentage of the total balance and donates that to us. The form simply tells the bank that you want to support the Friends.
No selling, completely confidential. Thanks to those who have already signed up!!!
NEW Xbox 360,Wii, Playstation Titles
Sonic Sega All-Stars Racing
Batman : Arkham Asylum
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
Max Payne 3
Halo : Combat Evolved Anniversary
Batman 2 DC Superheroes
Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V
Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare
Plants vs. Zombies
The Legend of Zelda : Skyward Sword (Wii)
Wipeout : The game (Wii)
Major Leaque Baseball 2K12 (Playstation)
SEARCHING OVERDRIVE THE EASY WAY
We have purchased many new titles that are limited to Wrentham residents. We find that the simplest way to see the list is to access the Sailsinc.org ecatalog and enter your barcode and pin number first. Next, limit your search to Fiske and click on the “search electronic titles only” option. Leave the SEARCH FOR line blank and click the TITLE option. Now you will see a complete list of Fiske Library’s ADVANTAGE titles. Some are described as ONLINE (ebooks and Kindle books) and others are described as SOUNDFILE (audio). By clicking on the Fiske link that says, “FISKE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS” YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO the overdrive site where you can download or place a hold on a title. HOPE THIS HELPS!
Returning Kindle books
You can now return books as soon as you have finished reading them. Just go to Amazon, manage my Kindle, choose “action” and select “return my book”. This frees up your record and you can borrow more titles sooner.
Submitted by the Fiske Public Library.