Stop & Shop Community Bag Program
The Friends of the Fiske Library have been selected to receive a $1 donation from Stop & Shop as part of their "Give Back to the Community Program". Each high-quality bag costs $2.50 and the Friends receive $1.00 which helps them provide us with passes, programs and more! The promotion is scheduled for the month of November at their PLAINVILLE store.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING!
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.
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Pajama Drive !
Shopping for the holidays? Please consider picking up a pair of new pajamas for our annual PJ drive. Once again we will be collecting PJ's for homeless and low income children and teens in Massachusetts in partnership with the Boston Bruins until March 15, 2021.
This year, as part of the PJ Drive we will be raffling off the Bruins’ signed jersey awarded for outstanding participation in the first ever First Lady of the Commonwealth and Blades Summer Reading Challenge.
Drop off your PJ's during curbside pickup or leave your name and phone number with the PJ's and we will enter your name in the raffle to win the signed Bruins Jersey. One raffle ticket for each pair donated. The more PJ's you donate the more raffle tickets you will receive!! Thank You
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 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
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 past 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!!!!
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!!