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

POPULAR DIGITAL LINKS

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

Great Baldini Magician Video
Would you like to have a "Magical" day? Read this note from an area magician...My name is Thomas Holmes, AKA The Great Baldini, a magician from Rhode Island. I just completed an hour long Imagine Your Story video, made for children which will make everyone smile. My goal is to bring as many smiles as I can to everyone during this time of quarantine. This video is unlisted on my YouTube channel. I want to give this Link to all the Massachusetts libraries for free so they can share the smiles with all their children.  
Have a magical day!
https://youtu.be/DKoxMCge1aI

 

The Fiske Public Library hosts many recurring programs for children of all ages. On weekdays we offer programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. During after-school hours and school vacations we offer programs for children of all ages. Our programs include story times, crafts, family nights, and many wonderful performances. All of our programs are free! You can find upcoming programs listed below and by checking the library’s online calendar, or the print newsletter which is always available at the circulation desk.

Special events are listed below. Click here to jump to Recurring Programs

Upcoming Special Events

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.

Ukulele Sing-Along with Miss Liz can now be found on its own page under Children & Teens. Click here to view all of Miss Liz's "Happy Song Sing-Alongs"!

RECURRING PROGRAMS

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Book Buddies – Read to a Dog
WHEN: NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WHEN WE REOPEN
TIME: 3:30 - 4:30pm (Blocks of 15 minutes)
Does your child like reading and dogs? Sign up today to read to Lily, a trained therapy dog, at Fiske Library. Lily is a Bassett hound mix who came to live with the Winmill family 5 years ago from a rescue in Tennessee. She went to school like you, and became a “Therapy dog" and a" Reading Buddy" She is a happy gentle pup with velvet ears and polka dot spots. She loves the Library and loves to hear stories about animals (especially bunnies!) She has many jobs including visiting the elderly and cheering up college students during exam periods but her favorite time is spending time with children who read her stories. Lily can’t wait to meet you!
Beth Winmill has been a resident in Wrentham for 53 years and her children actually used the original library and went to elementary school here. She recently retired as a Professor of Nursing at CCRI and is enjoying her leisure time…especially with Lily in various venues.
Stop by the circulation desk or call the Library at (508) 384-5440 to register.

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Babies and Books
WHEN: Thursdays
DATES: NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED WHEN WE REOPEN
TIME: 10:00am
AGES: Birth - 23 months
Connect with your baby through stories, rhymes, songs, and play. Drop-in, No Registration required. Programs are free but canned good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.

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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. Stop at the circulation desk to sign into the Children's Program Room. All children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or caregiver. Thank you to the Friends of the Fiske for purchasing great new bins and a tarp to hold our Legos which were donated by a generous patron!

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Imagination Playground
Stop in to build with the Giant Blue Blocks in the Imagination Playground in the children's program room during regular library hours. Stop at the circulation desk to sign into the room. This Indoor Playground is supported with funds from THE FRIENDS OF FISKE. 

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