FISKE LIBRARY SUMMER READING NEWSLETTER NEW THIS YEAR! ADULTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE 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 and adults are invited to participate in the 2016 Statewide Summer Library Program: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET… READ! 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 for your support. Sincerely, Elizabeth Nadow, Children’s Librarian Mary Tobichuk, Director In conjunction with the Summer Reading Club we will be creating a “sports theme” photo booth for fun. If you have any sports related props, clothing etc. that we may borrow see Miss Liz. Thanks so much!
SOUTHWICK ZOO REOPENED APRIL 11th for the season. We have a new batch of tickets thanks to The FRIENDS OF THE FISKE. Tickets are $15.00 each, no limit for Wrentham card holders, limited to 2 tickets for non-Wrentham card holders. (Regular admission is now $25 for Adults and $18 for Children (3-12) and Senior Citizens) You MUST have your library card to get the tickets. The tickets do not expire.
Children's Concert with DALE FREEMAN Wed., JUNE 22nd, 10:30 AM -- (preschool - grade 2) “Before the end of the first song, children were up and dancing. They didn’t stop dancing until the last note was played on his guitar! What’s impressive, is how instant that connection is that Dale makes with kids. Thanks so much for a memorable event!!” – Andrew Jenrich, Children’s Librarian, Taft Library, Mendon
“Dale, thanks again for your very fun performance at the Mansfield Public Library. We all really enjoyed your music, and the chance to dance was a big hit! Your songs are great for young children and your program encourages participation and activity. Thank you for helping to make our summer successful!” – Kitty Schacht, Youth Librarian, Mansfield Public Library “Dale, you were wonderful! Great music (the parents even raved), lots of movement, and fun! You have a great way with kids and relate to them very well. Thank you again! – Anne Vantran, Children’s Librarian, East Bridgewater Public Library Tickets now available at the circulation desk. Visit www.dalefreeman.com for more information. Program is free but canned-food donations gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. This program is supported with a grant from THE SWEATT FUND.
"WATER PLAY AND CLEAN THE TOYS DAY" Wed. June 29th & Wed. July 20th -- 10:30 AM Come play with gentle soup bubbles and toys, sing some songs, enjoy the parachute outside and run under the sprinkler. Bring a change of clothes and a towel. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it on the lawn. Come join the fun! All ages welcome. No registration required.
Celebrate Independence Day Bike Decorating and Parade Friday July 1st – 2:00 PM 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!! Bring your camera to take pictures of our parade. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!!!
FAIRY TALE FRIDAYS with PRINCESS BRYANA FRIDAY JULY 8, 15, 22, 29 – 10:30 AM
Do you love Fairy Tales?? Sign up at the circulation desk for a special story time session with Bryana Ringler. Come dressed as your favorite Fairy Tale character! Programs are free but canned-food donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
A VISIT TO THE FIRE STATION
Wednesday July 27th & Thursday August 11th – 10:00 AM
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-food donations
will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. RAIN OR SHINE! Sign-up at the circulation desk.
PINTO BELLA HOOPS Thursday July 21st FOR KIDS 10:30 AM TEENS AND ADULTS 6:30 PM The Pinto Bella Hoops library program has become a favorite of students and families around the USA. To start off the program, Pinto Bella speaks about the emotional, physical, and social benefits of hula hooping, describes the different types of hula hoops and their purposes, gives a brief history of the hula hoop, and tells audiences about her own journey with the hoop. After some brief hula hooping instructions, demonstration, and a short performance of where Hoop Dance can take a performer, the group gets to try hula hooping themselves, while Pinto Bella walks around to give one on one instruction, trouble shooting, and help with new tricks. After the group has all had opportunities to play and hoop around, we take some time for organized games that teach team work and communication with the hoop! To finish the day, every one finds a seat, we lower the lights, and Pinto Bella performs one last number with a delightful surprise! “This program was fresh, creative and generated plenty of smiles and laughs. Your enthusiasm, good humor and patience encouraged the whole group to let loose, try something new and have fun with the hoops.” ~The Abington Public Library, Abington, Massachusetts This program lasts one hour, though Pinto Bella sticks around for another 20-30 minutes to answer questions about hooping, where to take classes, and how to get your own hoop. Tickets available at the circulation desk on June 15th. 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.
TOUCH A TRUCK
Thursday July 28th & Thursday August 18th – 10:00 AM 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-food donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Sign-up at the circulation desk
SUMMER STORY TIME AUGUST 3rd – AUGUST 31st Register for Wednesday TODDLER TIME (ages 2 ½ to 3 ½) in Mom, Dad or a Caregiver's lap (choose 10:15 or 11:00am) Join Miss Liz for stories, songs, poems and parachute play. Call 384-5440 or stop in the Children's Dept. and see Miss Liz to sign up. Programs are free but canned-food donations for the Wrentham Food Pantry gratefully accepted.
Dental Assoc. of Walpole - Smart Smile Program Thurs. Aug. 4th – 10:30 AM
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.
YOU ARE INVITED!! GET IN THE GAME….READ! PARTY Friday, Aug. 5th, 6-7:30 PM
Games, snacks, crafts, photo ops, prizes, *JUNGLE JIM’S BALLOON MAGIC SHOW, Tai Chi, Yoga, mini dance classes by Showcase Dance Productions, caricature paintings by ROSE FITZGERALD, face painting and MORE! Don’t miss this evening of fun for the whole family. Parents and teen volunteers needed for party. (Great for high school community service hours) We also need donations of snacks. We will be setting up a photo booth. Do you have any sports or game related props or clothing we can borrow? See Miss Liz. Please see sign-up sheets at the circulation desk. Thanks so much! * Jim's new show is titled The Reading Olympics! This awesome balloon magic show contains Jim's signature brand of balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling and improvisation with over 15 volunteers taking part. Archery, basketball, fencing and even Scottish caber toss are just some of the events that our "athletes" will compete in. Most importantly, Jim will incorporate just how important reading and staying active work together. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Sign up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-food donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. The theme of the Summer Reading Club – GET IN THE GAME…READ is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, The Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
"BIG GAME" PLAY FRIDAYS Drop in anytime on Friday Aug. 12th, 19th or 26th to play with over-sized "Big Games" created with funds from the Friends of Fiske. Fun for all ages! No registration required.
BABY/TODDLER PLAYGROUPS Birth to pre-walkers with Mom, Dad or caregiver meets on Fridays at 9:30 AM. Toddlers (walkers) to age 2 ½ with Mom, Dad or caregiver meets on Fridays at 10:30 AM. Meet new friends, play with the toys and gym equipment purchased with funds from the Friends of 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, teens and adults are invited to participate in the 2016 Statewide Summer Library Program: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET … READ! 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 22nd. 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: • • • • • • • • • • •
2 dozen Assorted Animal & Book sets donated by CAROLYN, RICHARD & CLAUDIA SCHUMACHER $250.00 donated by JOAN BENZIE in memory of ETHELREDA and HARRY GROSS $250.00 donated by THE WRENTHAM LIONS CLUB Beautiful gift basket and a $100.00 gift certificate donated by SHERYL SIMONS of SHOWCASE DANCE PRODUCTIONS, WRENTHAM Ten Assorted Animal and Book sets donated by MARGE WALSH $100.00 donated by BARBARA & JIM SOARES $50.00 donated by D.G. RANIERI REAL ESTATE, FRANKLIN $50.00 gift card donated by LUCIANOS RESTAURANT $50.00 donated by ALICE and KENNETH BLANCHARD, Jr. $100.00 donated by KEN BLANCHARD EXCAVATING $100.00 donated by the HOLLY CLUB OF WRENTHAM 4 VIP admission passes to any 5 Wits Adventure donated by 5 WITS PATRIOT'S PLACE Two $25.00 gift cards donated by MAPLES REHABILITATION and NURSING CARE CENTER and MAPLES LITTLE ANGELS CHILD CARE CENTER
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$50.00 donated by REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER, SUNOCO, WRENTHAM Kids gift basket donated by MOLLOY'S SMALL STEP CHILDREN'S RESALE Toy Wagon filled with Beach Essentials donated by STEPHANIE GOULETTE 3 Matchbox cars, 2 Red Sox Baseball Card Plaques, Pack of baseball cards, Patriots Towel and Football Jersey donated by CATALDO'S Five $5.00 Dunkin Donuts gift cards donated by REPELE CARPET CLEANING, WRENTHAM Scrapbooking Kit donated by ROSE FITZGERALD $25.00 gift card donated by WRENTHAM CO-OPERATIVE BANK $25.00 donated by PETER TSIMORTOS $25.00 gift card donated by THE TAVERN AT WRENTHAM Two $10.00 gift cards donated by KATHLEEN HALLETT OF BEARLY BEGINNING
All Summer Reading Club Members that complete the program will receive a kiddie ice cream cone certificate donated by: NICKY’S RESTAURANT. Although the Summer Reading Club is open to ALL AGES including adults, babies and preschoolers - 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 the game. 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. Lin to Fun in the Sun at Area Libraries http://www.plainvillepubliclibrary.org/funinthesun.html
Summer Reading Suggestions by Grade level http://brooklinesummerreading.weebly.com/