Fiske Public Library
110 Randall Road, Wrentham MA 508-384-5440

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The Digital Library never closes! Simply enter your library card number and pin when prompted (what's my pin number?)

Library Remains Closed To the Public 

Updated 10/20/20
Greetings from Fiske Library. We are hoping to be able to reopen soon!! 
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MATERIALS RETURNED OR ARRIVING IN DELIVERY FROM OTHER LIBRARIES ARE QUARANTINED FOR 7 DAYS.
Our CURBSIDE DELIVERY for materials that are on the shelves or have been requested from other libraries since delivery has now resumed is NOW be available Tuesday from 2-7:30 and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00-4:00PM. 
The NEW BOOK LISTINGS PAGE WAS UPDATED 8/25 so you can see what has been arriving since early June when it was last updated!!  
The way Curbside Delivery works is :
1. You can place a hold on an item using the SAILS e-catalog on the library website or call us at 508-384-5440 x2 with your request(s) Be sure to include your name and telephone number and library card barcode if you call. 
2. We will call you when your item is available. PLEASE BE SURE WE HAVE THE CORRECT PHONE NUMBER FOR YOU OR WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REACH YOU
3. When you arrive at the library during the pickup hours 
-Wait at the door if there are no other patrons waiting.
-Call to let us know you have arrived or simply ring the doorbell located above the bookdrop.
4. We will bring your item(s) to the front door.

NEW!!!!

UNITE FOR LITERACY
Did you know??? Unite online library provides free access to more than 400 original picture books, one fourth of them written in Spanish. The digital books provide audio narrations in more than 40 languages, spoken by native speakers in warm, expressive voices. The languages of narration include indigenous and endangered languages along with languages most widely spoken in the US. https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/  You can find this site under FUN FOR KIDS

BAG OF BOOKS SURPRISE! (for kids, teens and adults) No Peeking!!
Courtesy of the Friends of the Fiske. Donations are not mandatory, but are very gratefully accepted. You may put a donation in the Book Return slot or mail a donation to the Friends of the Fiske, 110 Randall Road, Wrentham. You may also make a donation via PayPal. Just go to www.fiskelib.org/about/friends-of-the-fiske and click on the PayPal button. Thank you and happy reading!

SOMETHING NEW TO TRY AT FISKE LIBRARY!!
Are you looking for a new outdoor hobby? Something to do alone or with your kids while social distancing? How about geocaching which is the world's largest treasure hunt? Visit geocaching.com to watch an instructional video, download a free app, then put on your sneakers and enjoy! Guess what?? You can find your first cache at FISKE PUBLIC LIBRARY! Come find our Bibliocache! Reason why you may want to try to find it: You'll find that discovery, exploration and adventure still exist in the real world. It gets you outside! It's a great way to stay healthy while having fun. It's fun for the whole family. You'll discover places you never knew existed right in your own neighborhood. You will have stories to last a lifetime. Enjoy and share!!

Looking for a place to social distance, take the kids for a walk in the fresh air and enjoy a good book at the same time? Check out the new Story Walk on the lawn at the Fiske Public Library. There is even a surprise in the children's room window when you reach the end. (Miss Liz will be changing the stories periodically!) Look for updates on our website or Facebook page. Happy Reading!

Welcome to Fiske Public Library

Welcome to Fiske Public Library

Fall and Halloween Photo Booth
Looking for a fun fall activity? Come and try out our Fall and Halloween photo booths behind the library. Enjoy the new Storywalk on the library lawn, We're Going On a Pumpkin Hunt by Mary Wilcox, and take home a surprise treat! Happy Fall!! (Feel free to add your photos in the comments on our facebook page. You could even wear your costume for the photo)

Jack-O-Lantern Event
You are Invited to the First Fiske Public Library Drive Through Jack-O-Lantern Event. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH FROM 5:30-7:30PM. 
Load up the family in the car and drive up Randall Road to check out all of the lit carved pumpkins!  
We need your help!!!!  Call the library and leave your name and phone number  to sign up to display your carved pumpkin!   Join the fun!  Prizes  will be awarded! 
All during the month of October you can also enjoy a new Story Walk on the library lawn which will feature the book, We're Going On A Pumpkin Hunt by Mary Hogan Wilcox with a surprise for all at the end!

Kids Elect the Best Books
Fiske Library is joining libraries across the Commonwealth in Kids Cast Your Vote, a statewide election of the best books. Kids of all ages are invited to go online and cast their vote for their favorite book on www.KidsVoteForBooks.com . Voting opens October 26 and ends November 9.  The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) will tally up the votes and release the top 25 books as recommended by Massachusetts kids.
“It’s a fun way to connect kids to the national and statewide elections and it gives them a voice in an election of their own, “ said Elizabeth Nadow, Children's Librarian
The list of “candidate” books for Kids Cast Your Vote came directly from Massachusetts kids. During the statewide summer library program in 2019, kids shared their favorite books with the MBLC which resulted in 500 books, too many for an election. The MBLC narrowed the list down to 52 “candidate” books. Kids can vote for their favorite “candidate” from the 52 or write in a “candidate.”  The books are available for checkout through the libraries eBook program or through curbside pick up. 
“It’s exciting that this all came from Massachusetts kids. It’s about what they like and what they’re reading,” said Elizabeth Nadow.  As librarians, we know that one of the best ways to help kids fall in love with reading is to let them choose. The candidate books give them some wonderful choices and the great thing about libraries is that we can always help them find more options.” 
While libraries have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, they continue to find creative ways to serve residents. Over 435,000 children, teens, and adults recently participated in statewide summer library programming and many libraries are experiencing double digit increases in eBook checkouts.
The MBLC has developed a statewide calendar of virtual library events which allows residents to see what events are happening around the state and attend them no matter which library is hosting. First Lady of the Commonwealth joined the MBLC to create a video library with fun and educational videos that parents can use anytime. These are available through mass.gov/libraries.  Go to fiskelib.org and connect to the the SAILS Library Catalog for more offerings for all ages. 

Vote for Your Favorite Book Character
Too young to vote in the November 3rd election? You're not too young to vote for your favorite book character at Fiske Library!! Pick up a ballot at the front door or print out your own by clicking HERE. Check out the candidate posters in the Children's Room windows. Cast your ballot and drop it into the book drop by Nov. 3rd, 2020. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!

Boston Bruins' Signed Jersey
Fiske Library Earns Bruins’ signed jersey as part of Summer Challenge
Fiske Public Library is one of  a select group libraries in Massachusetts to receive Boston Bruins prizes for their outstanding participation in the first ever First Lady of the Commonwealth and Blades Summer Reading Challenge. Elizabeth Nadow, Children’s Librarian, was excited to be a prize winner. “Our library users worked hard this summer to reach our goal, and this prize is a testament to their hard work reading.”
The library will use the jersey as a raffle prize during our PJ drive this winter.  For each pair of new PJ’s that our patrons donate they will receive a raffle coupon for the jersey!   Each winter we collect new PJ’s in partnership with the Boston Bruins for children living in homeless or low-income situations in Massachusetts.
The Boston Bruins and First Lady Lauren Baker teamed up for the challenge this year as a way to keep residents involved with their library’s summer reading program during a time when library buildings were closed because of COVID-19. In total, challenge participants read over 11,000 books and over 1.7 million minutes.
“Summer reading is fun, but it’s also an important part of students’ academic success because it helps them avoid the summer slide,” said James Lonergan, MBLC Director. Kids who read just four books over the summer do better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.
In 2019, more than 500,000 people participated in statewide summer reading programs in libraries across the Commonwealth. Massachusetts has offered statewide online summer reading programs since 2007. To learn more about the benefits of summer reading, please visit mass.gov/libraries. The statewide Summer Library Program is made possible through federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Worcester Talking Book Library 
MA Board of Library Commissioners sent on behalf of Worcester Talking Book Library
Do you know someone who’s looking for more large type books to read? The Worcester Talking Book Library can help! WTBL circulates large-type books by mail, and any MA resident with a visual, physical, or reading disability is encouraged to apply. To learn more, please check out https://talkingbook.mywpl.org/ or call 508-799-1730.

New at the Library - Showcase Cinema TIckets!
You can now purchase discounted Showcase Cinema tickets at FISKE thanks to the FRIENDS OF THE FISKE.
Tickets at $10.00 each, good at any Showcase Cinema in the U.S. (NOTE : Lux Level, 3-D Movies and other special theatres are subject to an additional fee at the theater.)
Not valid for telephone or online orders. See ticket for all rules. No limit for Wrentham residents, limit of 2 tickets for non-Wrentham residents. The ticket purchased at the Library must be exchanged at theater box office for admission ticket. NO EXPIRATION.

Southwick Zoo
 THE ZOO WILL REOPEN FOR THE SEASON IN EARLY APRIL
We still have tickets left thanks to the FRIENDS OF THE FISKE which will be good when the Zoo reopens. These tickets are $20.00 each, no limit for Wrentham card holders, limited to 2 tickets for non-Wrentham card holders. (Admission this season will be $29 for Adults, $25 for Children (3-12) and $22 for Senior Citizens)
You MUST have your library card to get the tickets. The tickets do not expire so get them now !! GREAT FOR GIFT GIVING!!!!

 See the Fiske Museum Passes page for more details

Book Recycling
We are transitioning to a new non-profit recycling company, MORE THAN WORDS, for our BOOK RECYCLING. 
New bins will be in the parking lot soon but until then please put your donations in the cardboard boxes in the foyer.
PLEASE, NO MILDEW OR UNSALEABLE ITEMS!!

FISKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
110 Randall Road
Wrentham, MA 02093
508-384-5440 Phone
508-384-5443 Fax
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FISKE LIBRARY HOURS
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm (Closed July & August)
Sunday CLOSED