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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sesame Street Live Giveaway Ending Soon!


Enter our latest giveaway, and you could be sweepin' the clouds away with a FREE family 4-pack of tickets to see Sesame Street Live when it comes to Fresno's Save Mart Center (June 14)--but you'll have to act fast!

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM on 5/26 (this Friday). Best of luck to all!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

InPlay: Your Guide to Local Fun


Looking for "stuff" to do in the Central Valley this summer?

Central Valley Afterschool Foundation (CVAF) has put together a handy Activity Guide, InPlay, to help you easily find information about summer programs offered by Fresno County Public Library, other non-profit organizations, and local businesses.

Although there are registration costs for some classes and events, a surprising and varied selection of quality entertainment and learning experiences is available for FREE. Here's a sampling of what you can look forward to:


While you're making your summer plans, of course, don't forget to join our Summer Challenge! 

You can sign up June 12. We'll be holding a special Kickoff event that day, at Betty Rodriguez Regional Library (10 am-2 pm), to celebrate the start of our summer Library programs. Stop by to enjoy performers, activities, and more! 

Check out our Facebook event for further information.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Win it Wednesday: The Cartographer's Daughter

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

The Cartographer's Daughter by Ellie Kiran Millwood Hargrave

They say the day the Governor arrived, the ravens did too. All the smaller birds flew backward into the sea, and that is why there are no songbirds on Joya. Only huge, ragged ravens. . .

It's true that the island Isabella calls home has no songbirds. And the Governor forbids travel beyond the forest that separates their village from the rest of the island. It is for their own good, he says.

But for Isabella, the legends of her island home, and of the girl-warrior Arinta, have always felt like more than just stories. When a series of mysterious events shakes the community, Isabella--daughter to the island's only mapmaker--volunteers to lead a party of explorers into the forest in search of answers. As they venture deeper into the island, dark secrets begin to surface, and the legends Isabella has listened to all these years begin to come to life.

Update: Diana K. will soon be enjoying this new book! Check back this Wednesday for a new giveaway.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Win it Wednesday: Forget Me Not

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn't mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn't long before the kids at her new school realize she's different. Only Calliope's neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is--an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public?

As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother's new relationship and the fact that they might be moving--again--just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences.


Update: This time around, Andrew L. is our lucky winner! Don't forget to check back this Wednesday for a new giveaway.