The Library will be closed Saturday June 19 for the new State Holiday, Juneteenth. This will begin our Summer Saturday closing. The Library hours from June 19 until after Labor Day will be T 10-8, W 10-8, Th 10-8 and F 10-5. Enjoy the Summer!!
Beginning May 29 the Library will be fully reopen with no restrictions.
This means :
If you are fully vaccinated you are not required to wear a mask when entering the building. If you are uncomfortable coming in without a mask you can certainly continue to do so.
Unvaccinated patrons are strongly encouraged, but not required to wear a face mask inside the library. It is the individual's responsibility. In the case of unvaccinated children, mask wearing is the responsibility of parents/guardians. It is strongly encouraged that face masks be used in the Children*s Room while public interaction is taking place as children below the age of 12 are not yet able to get vaccinated.
There will no longer be time limits in the building.
Please continue returning materials in the outside bookdrop before entering the building for the time being.
We will be leaving the Plexiglass at the desk up for the time being.
Tables and Chairs will be available for use.
We will not be sanitizing surfaces, so if you are concerned ask for a wipe to sanitize keyboards, tables, etc. yourself.
Magazines and Newspapers are available again to use in the Library.
All the Computers will be available with sign-up at the desk as in the past (prior to the pandemic closing)
The Children’s Room will not be limited to 1 Household and prior sign-up is not needed. For right now there will still be no toys available.
Study Rooms will not be available at the present time.
We are no longer quarantining materials. As of June 15, we will begin charging fines again. Obviously, you will still be responsible for any fines before March 14, 2020 (last day we were open) but any fines between that date and June 15, 2021 will be waived. SO, if you have materials still at home return them before June 15!!
We will continue to offer CURBSIDE PICKUP for materials that are on the shelves or have been requested from other libraries for those patrons who still do not want to enter the building.
The way Curbside Pickup 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 need to leave a message. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR LIBRARY CARD TO CHECK MATERIALS OUT AT THE TIME OF PICKUP.
2. You will get an email or text message when your item is available if that is what is on your Library Card record. If you do not have email or text you will get a phone call. 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 you can now enter if you choose. OTHERWISE ring the doorbell located above the bookdrop.
4. We will get your Library card from you, check out the materials and bring your item(s) to the door.
The Friends of the Fiske sponsored a scholarship for graduating high school seniors from Wrentham, regardless of the high school they attend. Applicants were asked to submit an essay about a book they read that resonated with them. Scholarships were awarded to Brooke Lynch, Peyton Mellman, and Andrew Pham, all graduating seniors at King Philip Regional High School. Congratulations from the Friends!
Help Support the Summer Reading Program
We are writing this letter to ask your support for our summer reading program at the Fiske Public Library. This summer Wrentham children and teens (ages 0-18) and their families are invited to participate in the 2021 Statewide Summer Library Program: Tails & Tales. We are asking library patrons, local businesses, banks & civic groups for donations for reading incentive prizes to encourage Wrentham families to read together.
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 social media, our website and in our monthly newsletter.
YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! Thank you in advance for your support.
Your Friends at Fiske Public Library
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WHEN : Wednesdays
TIME : 6:30-7:45
The next session of ZOOM YOGA being offered by Noreen Johnson will begin 6/23 and continue 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 and 8/4.
Noreen offers a A Hatha based yoga for all levels. Participants move through a series of gentle poses designed to align breathing with muscle movement.
The class incorporates straps, blocks, light weights, and core ball to provide overall toning. These props are available to students and are optional to use during the class.
A relaxation and visualization complete the class allowing the student to be present in the moment created for them.
Cost is $48 for the six sessions.
A check to the Friends of the Fiske must be received before the date of the first class. The check can be sent to Fiske Library 110 Randall Road (note on the envelope YOGA) or dropped off in person at the Library. Be sure it is noted on the check it is for Yoga. Along with the check an email address needs to be given so the link for the Zoom Class can be sent before the session begins.
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.
THE ZOO IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON.
We still have tickets left thanks to the FRIENDS OF THE FISKE. These tickets are $20.00 each, no limit for Wrentham card holders, limited to 2 tickets for non-Wrentham card holders. (Admission last season was $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!!!!
In addition to the tickets because of social distancing, restrictions on numbers, etc. you MUST make a reservation online before going to the zoo using the Previously Purchased Ticket link. Check the Zoo website for more information.