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SIGN-UP FOR THE SUMMER READING CLUB BEFORE JULY 12TH TO BE ENTERED INTO A RAFFLE TO WIN A GIANT POOL FLOAT!!

IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND

NEED TO COOL OFF A BIT THIS SUMMER??
Stop in and play with the Giant Blue Blocks of the Imagination Playground in the Children's Program Room during the regular library hours.
This Indoor Playground is supported with funds from the Friends of the Fiske.

SUMMER READING CLUB!!
Dear Friends –
We are writing this letter to ask your support for our summer reading program at the Fiske Public Library. This summer Wrentham Children & Teens (Ages 0-18) are invited to participate in the 2018 Statewide Summer Reading Program : LIBRARIES ROCK!
We are asking library patrons, local businesses, banks, civic groups, etc. to donate items (gift certificates, raffle items, 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 Wrentham readers. We will be happy to post names of supporters at the library, on our website and in our monthly newsletter.
YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
Thank you in advance.
Sincerely,  Elizabeth Nadow, Children’s Librarian 
P.S.  If you make your donation by May 26th we will  include it in our June newsletter.

LEGO BLOCK PARTY THURSDAY
Thursday is Lego Block Party Day at Fiske Library.  Come join in on the fun anytime between the hours of 10:30am - 8:00pm.  No registration required.  All children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or caregiver.  Thank you to the Friends of Fiske for purchasing great new bins and a tarp to hold our Legos which were donated by a generous patron!

Bilingual Story Hour - Cuentos Bilingües
Stories, Music, Games and Crafts with Mimi Narváez
WHEN : Fridays
TIME : 3:30-4:30
DATES : June 8, August 24

 
Come learn some Spanish while enjoying stories told bilingually. Hear classics told like you have never heard them before and discover some new stories.
Learn songs and games in Spanish.
Then walk away with a story-related craft!
Program appropriate for preschool and school-aged children, parents welcome!
Stop by the Fiske Public Library or call the circulation desk to register: 508-384-5440
Program is free but non-perishable donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


NEW PROGRAM!!
BABIES AND BOOKS
WHEN : Thursdays  June 7th-June 28th
TIME : 10:00am

AGES : Birth to 23 months

Connect with your baby through stories, rhymes, songs and play. 

Call 384-5440 to register.  Programs are free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.

DORA THE EXPLORER IS COMING!!
WHEN : FRIDAY JUNE 15
TIME : 10:30AM

The MEFA U.Fund Start U.Reading Series visits with special guest…  DORA THE EXPLORER
(No Registration Required)
Children are invited to participate in an engaging story time and related activities with their favorite literary character. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photos of their children with Dora.
The U.Fund Start U. Reading Series is one of MEFA’s statewide early college planning initiatives designed to introduce young students’ to the joy of reading and literacy through interdisciplinary activities.  All participants will have an opportunity to meet Dora, have their photo taken, and each family will receive a goody bag filled with materials to bring home while supplies last.
“MEFA is pleased to once again offer this exciting literacy event providing the opportunity for young children to visit their local libraries and experience the joy of seeing their characters from literature come to life. For ten years,   communities across the Commonwealth have participated in the Start U. Reading program promoting literacy to young children of all ages and we encourage all to take advantage of this popular community happening” said Martha Savery, MEFA’s Director of Public Affairs.
MEFA is a not-for-profit self-financing state authority, not reliant on state or federal appropriation that has been working for over 30 years to make higher education more accessible and affordable for students and families in Massachusetts. MEFA provides community education programs, college savings plans, and low-cost financing options. In its over 30 year history, MEFA has assisted hundreds of thousands of families in financing a college education. For more information, visit www.mefa.org or follow MEFA on Twitter @mefatweets and on Facebook at mefaMA.

Steve Rudolph's MUSICAL MAGIC SHOW
Sat., June 23rd,   10:30AM
Ages 4-11

Magic and music! What a great combination!  
Who better to combine them than Steve Rudolph a professional magician and a professional musician.  Lots of laughs, surprises and audience participation.  Steve has been delighting audiences in New England for over 30 years!    
Tickets now available at the circulation desk.
Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.  Enjoy the show and sign up for the 2018 Summer Reading Club.  Start your summer off with a BANG!  This program is supported with a grant from THE SWEATT FUND.

SUMMER DROP-IN BOOK CHARACTER STORYTIMES

Join Miss Liz, dressed as her favorite book characters for stories, songs and parachute play.  Feel free to wear your favorite costume if you'd like!  Stay and enjoy the Imagination Playground!
10:30AM on the following dates : Wed. June 27th - FAIRY TALES WITH THE QUEEN; Thurs., July 5th – PETE THE CAT; Wed., July 11th – COW FOLK STORIES; Thurs., July 12th  – I LOVE BUGS; Wed., Aug 1st – CHICKENS; Thurs., Aug. 2nd – PIRATES; Thurs., Aug. 9th – MOTHER GOOSE; Friday Aug. 17th - MERMAIDS 

No registration required. Programs are free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY
BIKE DECORATING and PARADE
WHEN : FRIDAY JUNE 29 -- TIME : 10:30
 (Rain or Shine, program held indoors)
 
You are invited to our annual Bike Decorating Party at Fiske Library to celebrate the 4th of July!! Bring your bike, scooter, baby buggy, doll carriage or wagon and we will supply the red, white and blue decorations. Bring along a toy horn or musical instrument and enjoy a few minutes of being LOUD in the Library as the parade weaves through the building! Bring your camera to take pictures of our parade.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!!

A VISIT TO THE FIRE STATION  
WHEN :
WED. JULY 25th,  WED. AUG. 8th, & THURS. AUG. 16TH.
TIME : 10:00AM

Fire Truck enthusiasts meet at the library for a “Fire Story” and then walk over to tour the Wrentham Fire Station and climb on the trucks!!! Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. RAIN OR SHINE! Sign-up at the circulation desk.

TOUCH A TRUCK
WHEN :
THURS., JULY 26th  & WED., AUG. 22nd  10:00AM
     
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!! Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Sign-up at the circulation desk.

HATCH THE CHICKEN is back!!

Homestead Christine & Brian, from Kenny Hill Farm in NH, provider of “Rent the Chicken” will be here on Wed. Aug. 1st with a presentation about chicks hatching.  (Time to be determined)
 From Aug. 1stto approx. Aug. 21st. the eggs will be incubating at the library. After the eggs hatch we will keep the baby chicks for viewing until Sept. 5th when they will be taken back to the farm. Homestead Christine & Brian and their family are serving 
Southeastern New Hampshire as well as Boston, Mass and surrounding areas from Templeton Family Organics, LLC farm located on the historic farmstead of Kenny Hill Farm. On their farm, they pasture raise organic pigs, turkeys, and chickens while they offer a variety of delicious organic vegetables, honey, maple syrup, and more. Their pigs also certified Animal Welfare Approved. Templeton Family Organics, LLC offers a variety of high quality meats, fruits, vegetables for individuals, families, and businesses.
Homestead Christine & Brian are egg-cited to now offer 
Rent The Chicken to their local communities of Manchester, Concord, Boston, North Shore, and beyond.  www.RentTheChicken.com.
This program is supported with funds from THE FRIENDS OF THE FISKE.

Field trip Friday August 10!
Tour of the National Fish Hatchery in N. Attleboro.

Meet at Fiske Public Library at 10:00am for a Nature Story Time before driving to the Fish Hatchery for a 45 minute tour. The North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery produces fish to promote the restoration of imperiled native fish populations. 
Optional: Bring a lunch or snack and have a picnic at the hatchery after the tour and or take a walk on the .8 mile nature trail around a lovely pond behind the hatchery. There is even a story walk on the trail.  Be sure to bring insect repellant for the hike in case the mosquitos are out.  Sign up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
https://www.fws.gov/northattleboro/index.html


MAKE & TAKE A FAIRY HOUSE CRAFT PROGRAM With Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack
Wed. Aug. 15th -- 1:00pm

Make and take home your own natural fairy house in a container.  Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack leads the fun and brings the supplies. Bring more woodland or other fairy supplies, if you wish!
Come, enjoy a fun time playing with sticks, pinecones, moss, bark and more. Meet other friends of fairies. 
“Up an airy mountain, down a rushy glen, we can’t go a hunting, for fear of little men…” Nothing to fear here, in this charming program – listen to a wee bit of fairy lore.   Make your own house or furniture for fairies.  Show off your fairy abode and take it home.
Mary Jo Maichack is a Minstrel Storyteller who’s told tales, sung and led programs in Vienna, Austria; Venice, Italy and Paris, France; on hay bales, in the woods, on gorgeous stages, in homes, libraries, museums, schools and someplace, most likely, near you!
Sign up 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.

Dental Associates of Walpole - Smart Smile Program
WHEN : THURSDAY
AUG. 23rd. -- 10:30AM
 

A fun and informative FREE Dental Health Program for Children is coming to FISKE! Enjoy a short story about "Pete's Teeth". Includes a demonstration and interactive play with puppets on brushing teeth. Play a healthy food choice game. Meet our dentist puppet and learn about what happens when you visit the dentist. Sign-up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-food donations gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.


Baby/Toddler Playgroups

Birth to pre-walkers with Mom, Dad or caregiver meets on Fridays at 9:30. Toddlers (walkers) to 2 1/2 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 the Fiske. No registration required, just drop in. If arriving before 10AM please ring doorbell. Come and join the fun!

FISKE LIBRARY SUMMER READING CLUB NEWS

This summer Wrentham children and teens are invited to participate in the 2018 Statewide Summer Library Program :  LIBRARIES ROCK!  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 Wrentham families to read together during the vacation months.  Sign up begins June 23.   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:
3 dozen Assorted Animal & Book Sets donated by CLAUDIA & RICHARD
SCHUMACHER
in memory of CAROLYN SCHUMACHER
$200.00 donated by Joan R. Benzie in memory of her parents, ETHELREDA &
HARRY GROSS
, Wrentham residents for many, many years
.
20 Gigantic Pool Floats donated by THE COOMBS FAMILY
Nine vouchers good for One Free Month of Unlimited Training at AMERICA’S
BEST DEFENSE MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY, Franklin

1 dozen Assorted Animal and Book sets donated by MARGE WALSH
$100.00 donated by JIM SOARES
$100.00 donated by Raymond Loughlin, ALLIANCE ELECTRIC, Plainville
$100.00 donated by the HOLLY CLUB OF WRENTHAM

$100.00 book store gift card donated by WRENTHAM COOPERATIVE BANK
Ten Small Cheese Pizza gift certificates donated by WRENTHAM HOUSE OF PIZZA
Ten $5.00 gift cards donated  by AN UNLIKELY STORY BOOKSTORE
AND CAFE, Plainville

Two $25.00 Target gift cards and 4 Movie Passes donated by MAPLES LITTLE
ANGELS & MAPLES REHABILITATION
AND NURSING CENTER. Wrentham
$75.00 donated by WRENTHAM REGIONAL TIRE & SUNOCO
$50.00 donated by D.G. RANIERI REAL ESTATE, Franklin
Three $10.00 bookstore gift cards donated by MISS LIZ in memory of  her parents
IRENE and BOB REEVES
Five $5.00 Dunkin Donuts gift cards donated by REPELE CARPET
CLEANING, Wrentham

Assorted toys and puzzles donated by CATALDO'S PAINT & HARDWARE, INC., Wrentham
$25.00 gift card from THE TAVERN AT WRENTHAM
$25.00   donated by KATHY MEHLER’S APPLETREE REALTY, Wrentham
Assorted Toys donated by MARY CARLSON
Playdoh Fun Set and Lip-Reading Game donated by HUDSON DALZIEL

All Summer Reading Club Members that complete the program will receive a kiddie ice cream cone certificate donated by NICKY’S RESTAURANT.

Also -- ONCE AGAIN THIS SUMMER there is a special prize for STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-12!!

All Summer Reading Club Members that complete the 30 days of reading (or being read to) by Aug. 1st may pick up a form at Fiske Library to send to the PAWSOX for a free ticket to a game (date to be determined). Member will get either a Reserved Box Seat ticket or a General Admission ticket based on families’ ticket choice. Extra tickets can be purchased by filling out the bottom of the form. On game night the students will be honored at a special pregame “on field” ceremony.

 













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