News From Fiske Public Library

There will be a summer full of events at the Fsike Public Library.



The following are the Fiske Public Library newsletter. A reminder that the library is now closed Saturdays for the summer.


The next meeting will be Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. The book will be Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy. Books are available at the circulation desk. The facilitator will be Jan Battikha.


The next foreign film will be shown on Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

There will be yoga classes with Chris Primavera The last session before the summer will be a four-week one, starting June 7 and continuing June 14, 21 and 28. The cost for this session will be $40, not the usual $65.  

There will be pretzel yoga classes for kids, Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 29 from 1:30-2:15 p.m. for ages 3-6. Pretzel Yoga incorporates traditional yoga with fun and non-competitive games. Each child is encouraged to go at his or her own pace. There will be a maximum of 13 children. Cost is $30 for the four sessions, payable to the Friends of the Fiske. Sign-up at the front desk. (No equipment is required).  

Officer Joseph Buban, a R.I. Environmental Police Officer will be doing a presentation on Environmental Science and Wildlife, Wednesday, June 13, at 3:45 p.m. Officer Buban will use visual aids like wildlife specimens both the stuffed and hide variety for education and identification.  He’ll discuss what to do when one encounters a wild animal.  He will also go into conservation of energy and our natural resources and how you can be an Environmental Watchdog.  Sign up at the circulation desk or call 384-5440.  Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.

The Summer Reading Cub sign-up begins June 19.  The theme this year is DREAM BIG - READ!!  

Wrentham students of all ages are invited to participate in a “Create a Bookmark Contest” and library display in conjunction with the Summer Reading Club. The theme this year is DREAM BIG, READ! Cut two pieces of paper (2 inches by 8 inches), write a slogan to promote reading and your name on one paper and illustrate the other paper. 12 winning entries will be chosen and copied to make bookmarks to be given out to our members in the SUMMER READING CLUB. We’ll even laminate the bookmarks and attach a ribbon to each one. The winner’s name will be printed on the bookmarks! All entries will be displayed in the library. Drop off your entries to Miss Liz by June 20. NOTE: Bookmarks can be created using the Summer Reading Club theme of DREAM BIG, READ, or your own reading slogan if you’d like. ENJOY!!   

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!

This summer Wrentham children and teens and their families are invited to participate in the 2012 Statewide Summer Library Program : DREAM BIG - READ! sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The goal of the summer reading program is to encourage kids to read or be read to throughout the vacation months.  Sign up begins June 19.  Participants reading, OR BEING READ TO, for a minimum of 15 minutes per day for 30 days during the summer may enter a raffle to win one of the following prizes:  Ten $10 book store gift certificates donated by The Holly Club, Wrentham, ten $10.00 book store gift certificates donated by Alliance Electric Inc. in Plainville.  Ten $10.00 book store gift certificates donated by Ken Blanchard Excavating. Five $10 book store gift certificates donated by Wrentham Regional Service Center.  Five $10 book store gift certificates donated by D.G. Ranieri Real Estat A $50 savings bond donated by Dr. Ross Palioca, DMD $25 book store gift certificate donated by Century 21, O’Neil & Associates  $25.00 book store gift certificate donated by John T. Chipman & Company $25. book store gift certificate donated by Wrentham Co-Operative Bank $25 book store gift certificate donated by Bob Giannetti  & Sons, INC. Toy Vehicle set donated by Cataldo's Paint & Hardware.  Personalized library theme prize donated by Gemini Photo Events 150 kiddie ice cream cone certificates donated by Nicky's Restaurantto be given to the first 125 children to complete the program!   Once again this summer the children are invited to help Miss Liz choose an animal, honeybees or trees to donate through Heifer International. Founded in 1944, Heifer International is a humanitarian assistance organization that works to end world hunger and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and “passing on the gift,” Heifer has helped seven million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant agrees to pass on the gift of animal offspring, training, or skills to another family in need. All children finishing the summer reading club program will get to vote for which animal(s), bees or trees  they would like to donate to help a family in need. See the display   in the children’s room for more information and visit www.heifer.org to learn more about this worthy organization.   

You are invited to our bike decorating party and  at Fiske Library to celebrate the 4th of July. Bring your bike, scooter, baby buggy, doll carriage or wagon and we’ll supply the red, white and blue decorations, Friday, June 29, at 2 p.m. (rain or shine held indoors). Bring along a toy horn or musical instrument and enjoy a few minutes of being “LOUD” in the library!! Bring your camera to take pictures of our parade around the library. No registration required.      

  Miss Liz is looking for donations of red, white and blue decorations for the July 4th Bike Decorating and Parade. You may drop your decorations off at any time. Thanks in advance for your assistance. 

Music & Movement with Miss Marsha of Self-Help, Inc. Thursday, July 19 --1-2 p.m. for babies to age 8 with parent/caregiver. Sign-up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.

Registration for Summer Preschool Storytime (ages 3 1/2 to K) to be held Fridays July 6, 13, 20 and August 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 has begun. 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.    

Baby/Toddler Playgrounds for birth to pre-walkers with Mom, Dad or caregiver meets on Fridays at 9:30 p.m.. 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 cool off and join the fun! No registration required just drop in. If arriving before 10AM please ring doorbell. Sing Along for Youth Children with Liz Buchanan Wednesday, June  27 – 10:30 a.m. --ages 4 and under  A singer, guitarist, songwriter and music teacher, Liz Buchanan has led popular music programs for children since 1996. As part of her research for her M.Ed. at Lesley University , she found new ways to utilize music and creative arts. She has a CD, “Singing All The Way Home” filled with tunes for dancing, learning and singing along or simply listening sure to become a favorite for children and their families. It won three prestigious awards

Parents’ Choice Approved, I-Parenting Media 2010 Outstanding Audio, and Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence's 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 Sweatt Fund.  

Tunes for Tots with Cindy Tuminelli Wednesday, July 18 – 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Ages Tunes for Tots is a music enrichment program for children with original and traditional children’s songs. Combining these songs with stories, finger plays, puppets, and physical movement has allowed Cindy to keep children entertained and involved and to have an early appreciation of music and rhythm. Cindy has been providing music for many area pre-schools, daycare facilities, public schools and libraries since 1995. As a mother of four, she has always shared her love of music. She is a self taught guitarist who also plays the piano, ukulele and harmonica. Tickets will be available at the circulation desk beginning June 27. 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 Sweatt Fund.   

Self-Help, Inc., presents LET’S GET CREATIVE with Carol Carver Stories, Art Prohect, Movement and Music This is 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 Concet with Elaine Kesslet, Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. for 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 will be available at the circulation desk beginning July 12. 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.

Visits to the fire station will take place Wednesday, July 11, and Thursday, Aug. 3 for ages 3 1/2 and up at 10 a.m. We will 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 will be Thursday, July 26, and Wednesday,. Aug. 1 -- 10 a.m. Preschoolers and truck enthusiasts are invited to hear a good “Truck Story”, check out a truck book and touch and climb on 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.

The TD Bank Summer Reading Program will be 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!!

More overdue titles coming. We continue to add new titles for you to download to your mobile devices, thanks to the Friends of the Fiske. We will be getting some Children’s and YA titles in addition to Adult ones.  This should eliminate or greatly reduce your waiting time  


Thanks to all who supported The Friends of the Fiske by donating books for our annual sale and thanks to all who attended.  Proceeds help the Friends provide programs, equipment and online books for Fiske Library.  We appreciate your generosity!

Thank you to Daisy Girl Scout Troop #4866 (2011-2012) for the donation of a beautiful hardcover picture book “Daddy’s Little Scout” by Janet Bingham. It will be enjoyed by many!!


A pass to Sweatt Beach will be available again this year through the generosity of The Friends of the Fiske. The beach opens June 10. The Mystic Aquarium pass is at the library. The pass allows for a $6 discount for adults ($23 instead of 29 and a $4 discount for children ($17 instead of $21), Each pass admits two adults and two children. (Did you know you can get a militaty discount for even less?


We are asking users of the baseball field to please park in the recreation lot and their huge overflow lot in the rear. We really need the library parking lot for our patrons, many of whom are elderly or parents with babies.  Thanks in advance for cooperating!!  



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