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Welcome to Fiske Public Library

REMINDER : We will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day

REMINDER : When you get notified a hold is available it is only kept for a week! If you can not pick it up, PLEASE call and ask for item to be held longer, otherwise it will be sent back. 

Help Support the Summer Reading Program

Dear Friends,
Get ready to read! The Fiske Public Library is gearing up for our 2024 Statewide Summer Reading Program: Read, Renew, Repeat! We are preparing to empower children and young adults this summer with books. We hope we can count on you for support. This year’s program begins on June 17 and will offer children of all ages an opportunity to earn prizes for reading during the summer. Children from birth through high school are invited to participate. Last year’s program, Find Your Voice, had nearly 500 children register. By the end of the summer, more than 250 children met their reading goals and were eligible for prizes. We hope to have even more kids coming to read this summer.
We are asking library patrons, local businesses, banks, and civic groups for donations for reading incentive prizes to encourage Wrentham families to read together.  Remember that donations go a long way; ideally, we’d like any individual prizes donated within the $10 range. In fact, donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. The prizes help promote reading during the time that kids are out of school and may not customarily read on their own. Your generosity will help provide the resources necessary to make this program a success. In return for any donation, the name of your business or organization will be posted in the library and listed on any promotional materials, including the library newsletter and social media. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support. If you have any questions about the program or would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please call our children’s librarian Sara DelPriore at 508-384-5440 ext.5 Thank you in advance for your support.
Sincerely,    
Your Friends at Fiske Public Library

See the CHILDREN & TEENS DROPDOWN MENU for all Summer Programs!

Gardening and Water Conservation
WHEN : Thursday June 6
TIME : 6:30-8:00
Learn several techniques to hydrate your garden in preparation for droughts and dry, Summer conditions. No Registration Required

High Flying Dogs
WHEN : Saturday June 8
TIME : 1:00—1:45 PM Outside
Join us on the lawn to see Mike and his team of high flying dogs.  Mike is a world record holder & multiple time world finalist in K9 frisbee. Mike and his 4 flying high frisbee dogs will perform a variety of frisbee and other tricks to entertain all ages!
*While we love all dogs, please leave your own furry friends at home, as they can be a distraction to the performers. 
No Registration Required

Baby Signing with Sheryl White of Baby Kneads
WHEN :
Thursdays -- June 6, 13, 20, 27
TIME : 11:00 AM—12:00 PM
Register for this free four week series to join Sheryl White from Baby Kneads as she introduces caregivers and babies to sign language. Participants will learn the benefits of signing with babies, learn and practice several signs, watch the instructor sign with your baby, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby. This class is appropriate for babies and young children 2-months or older and pre-verbal. 
Benefits of Baby Sign Language :
❏ Reduces Frustration for everyone
❏ Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
❏ Accelerates babies development of speech
❏ Enhances early literacy skills
❏ Can be more content
❏ Deepens bonding
REGISTER https://fiskelib.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/baby-signing-with-sheryl-white-of-baby-kneads/

Chalk the Walk Summer Reading Kick-Off
WHEN : Monday June 17
TIME : 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
Summer Reading Club begins today! Stop by to register and decorate the front walkway with sidewalk chalk (weather permitting.)

Free Drop-in IT Help Office Hours
TUESDAYS 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Children's Program Room or Homework Center
The Fiske Public Library is hosting Free IT Help Office Hours with IT expert Ben Elliot who will be available to help with personal technology related issues in an informal setting. Ben is available at the Fiske Public Library on a first come, first serve basis. 
Ben is a wonderful resource for all things "techie!" Stop by and see if he can help you!!
For more information, please contact Library Director Kim Shipala at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

FISKE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
WHEN
: Tuesday May 28
TIME : 7:00PM
The Fiske Library Book Club will meet in the Sweatt Meeting Room on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., and it is open to adults 18 and over.
The book for discussion this month is - Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
After the death of her literary rival in a freak accident, author June Hayward steals her just-finished masterpiece, sending it to her agent as her own work, but as emerging evidence threatens her success, she discovers how far she'll go to keep what she thinks she deserves.
For more information, please contact Library Director Kim Shipala at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 508-384-5440.
Dates for Upcoming Months : 
June 25 - Paper Palace - Miranda Cowley Heller
July 23 - Horse - Geraldine Brooks

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NEXT ZOOM YOGA SESSION  - 5 Weeks!
WHEN : Wednesdays

TIME : 6:00-7:15
A new session will begin May 29 and continue June 5, 12, 19, and 26.  
Cost is $40 for the five week session. Payment is due before the first session, either cash or check to the Friends of the Fiske. You can register ONLINE on the Library Calendar, CALL the Library at 508-384-5440 x2 or COME IN leaving your name, phone number and email address which is necessary for the ZOOM link.
Noreen offers a Hatha based yoga for all levels. Participants move through a series of gentle poses designed to align breathing with muscle development. 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.

The Friends will be having a summer sale of small adult paperback books starting on June 1st. Priced at 75 cents each or 2/$1, they will be perfect to take to the beach or wherever you plan to enjoy the summer sunshine! Books will be on a specially-marked cart in the lobby for the month of June, or until sold out. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Fiske.

Southwick's Zoo
The zoo reopened for the season April 13. The Friends of the Fiske have purchased tickets good for this season once again this year!! These tickets are $20 each and are good for daytime general admission for adults and children for any day during the 2024 operating season. They are NOT valid for festivals, events, Jack O Lantern or Winter Wonderland. No limit on the number of tickets.  You MUST have your library card to get the tickets.   GREAT FOR GIFT GIVING!!!!

Showcase Cinema Tickets!
You can now purchase discounted Showcase Cinema Tickets at FISKE thanks to the FRIENDS OF THE FISKE.
Tickets are $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.

Reading Challenge 2024
Fiske Library is going to be partners for the Massachusetts Center for the Book 2024 Reading Challenge for kids, teens and adults! Go to : https://www.massbook.org/readingchallenge to see how to participate.

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 10am-1pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm (Closed July & August)
Sunday CLOSED