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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cards, Materials, and Services for Our Youngest Readers

Because it's never too soon to introduce children to the Library, and to help foster an early love of learning, Fresno County Public Library has created cards and services specifically for our youngest readers. 

Babies and toddlers from birth to 35 months of age can get a special FCPL Baby’s First Library Card. This card comes with all of the same features and privileges of the Library’s standard children’s library card, but the card's design allows you to commemorate the first steps of your child's lifelong learning. These cards are available at any FCPL library branch, with the signature of a parent or guardian and appropriate photo ID.

Once your child has a card, they can begin using library materials and resources right away. Children can check out a wide selection of board and picture books, and interact with fun early literacy tools such as BookFlix (online video storybooks) and ABCMouse

The Library also hosts story-times for toddlers and children at various branches (listed on the kids' events calendar), and children and families can access our Dial-A-Story line from any location, 24-hours a day (a new story every week!).


Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Reading Challenge: Week 5

Next week is the last week of Fresno County Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge. Come beat the heat and join us in the branches for a wide range of family-friendly events!

Also, don't forget to turn in completed reading logs at one of the library branches sometime during the week (by July 30) for your chance to win a Kindle Fire! Adults, children, and teens are eligible.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Music in the Park/Musica en los Parques

July 23, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, in Malaga Community Park: Join us for a fun, free mariachi concert for the entire family! Enjoy the music and browse our "pop-up library" full of children's books and materials. 

No library card? No problem. We can make one for you and/or your child on the spot.

Monday, July 18, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Adventures with Bentley: A Social Media Contest

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Adventures with Bentley: A Social Media Contest
We’re challenging library customers and social media followers of FCPL to take Bentley the Library Dog along on their summertime adventures. To participate, you must:

1. Print and cut out a picture of Bentley from the Library website. You may opt to use the color photo or the black and white coloring page image.

2. Snap photos of Bentley participating in summertime activities. If you can’t decide where to take Bentley, check out the Summer Reading Challenge 2016 calendar for some great ideas.

3. Share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #FCPLBentley. If your account is private and your photos can’t be seen, you may share your photos with us on the Library’s Facebook page.

Contest Run

Begins: July 2, 2016

Ends: July 21, 2016

Two winners will be announced on Instagram and Facebook on July 22, 2016.

Winners and Prizes

The winning photos will be selected by random drawing.

Two winners will each receive a 5-pack of passes to Blackbeard’s Family Entertainment Center.

Rules and Disclaimers

1. There is no limit on number of entries, so have fun!

2. All ages are encouraged to participate.

3. By submitting photos for the Adventures with Bentley for Fresno County Public Library, participants give the Library permissions to re-post their submitted photos on any Library page and to use their photos for Library promotions.

4. Winners must be Fresno County residents and must pick up their prizes at their nearest library branch (specified in event of win).