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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Win it Wednesday: How Do You Live?

 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 Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino  


How Do You Live? is narrated in two voices. The first belongs to Copper, fifteen, who after the death of his father must confront inevitable and enormous change, including his own betrayal of his best friend. In between episodes of Copper’s emerging story, his uncle writes to him in a journal, sharing knowledge and offering advice on life’s big questions as Copper begins to encounter them. Over the course of the story, Copper, like his namesake Copernicus, looks to the stars, and uses his discoveries about the heavens, earth, and human nature to answer the question of how he will live.

Fill out this form for a chance to win our next Win it Wednesday! 

Monday, May 16, 2022

FCPL Online Resource: ABCmouse

Now Available Outside the Library! 


ABCmouse is an online resource that offers curriculum for children ages 2-8.  There are over 10,000 interactive learning activities that include topics for reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music. 

This, like everything at the library, is free to use as long as you have a library card. If you don’t already have one, you can get one for free by signing up at any library location!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Celebrate and recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans by checking out some books from the Fresno County Public Library. Read about history, culture, achievements, and more! Here are some recommendations for children’s books written and illustrated by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and illustrators.

Picture Books
Watercress by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin
A Boy Named Isamu by James Yang
Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho
Drawn Together by Minh LĂȘ, illustrated by Dan Santat
I’ll Go and Come Back by Rajini LaRocca
The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Khoa Le
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang. illustrated by Charlene Chua


Middle Grade Books
Front Desk Series by Kelly Yang: Front Desk, Three Keys, and Room to Dream
Amina’s Song by Hena Khan
Any Day with You by Mae Respicio
Troublemaker byJohn Cho
Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee



Non-Fiction Books
Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight: Patsy Takemoto Mink and the Fight for Title IX by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Toshiki Nakamura
I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story by Martha Brockenbrough and Grace Lin, Illustrated by Julia Kuo
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki, Illustrated by Dom Lee
The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung, illustrated by Julie Kwon


Note: Click on the book covers to view them in our catalog and place a hold on them. Additionally, click on the arrow at the top of each flyer to print or make it bigger.

Win it Wednesday: Once upon an Eid

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 Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)


Once upon an Eid: Stories of hope and joy by 15 Muslim voices by Aisha Saeed 



Eid! The short, single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the gift giving and the holiday parties, or carnival rides to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy.

Congratulations Jaylin R., you are our Win it Wednesday winner!

Snack Break: Meet Felicity

Join us as we recommend a fun book and share a recipe that is inspired by it! This week we are making a snack to go along with the book Meet Felicity by Valerie Tripp.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

All throughout May, we will be highlighting mental health books and media that can be checked out at the library. Today, we are highlighting our picture and chapter books for kids!

This month, we are partnering with another Fresno County Department, The County of Fresno Department of Behavioral Health, to highlight resources available for Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out this Department of Behavioral Health recommended list of books and DVDs, all available for free with your library card!


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Win it Wednesday: Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back

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 Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back 

by Jack & Holman Wang 

Share your love of Star Wars with your baby! In twelve needle-felted scenes and twelve child-friendly words, rediscover the iconic moments you know and love. Simple words, sturdy pages, and an epic story make these books the perfect vehicle for early learning at lightspeed. Jedi apprentices and little princesses alike will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars trilogy made just for them!

Congratulations Mason B., you are our Win it Wednesday winner!