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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Win it Wednesday: Quest for the Crystal Crown

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.)

Quest for the Crystal Crown 
by Annabeth Bondor-Stone



An enchanted arrow pierces the wall of Hillview--the city is under attack! Years ago, a powerful crystal crown was stolen from a group of magic wielders called Lysors. Lacking the crown's protection, the Lysors hid themselves behind the city walls, shut off from the rest of the world. But with danger upon them once more, can Laura, a spunky girl with a knack for adventure, journey outside Hillview . . . and reclaim the crystal crown?

This imaginative fantasy is based on an idea from a real kid! The story is also a jumping-off point for an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of Story Pirate Captain Vincent Rolo and the Fantasy Creation Zone, readers can use this novel as inspiration to create their OWN great fantasy adventure!

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

Win it Wednesday: Lupe Wong Won't Dance

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.)

Lupe Wong Won't Dance 
by Donna Barba Higuera



Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues.

She's also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy, like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much, like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons.

Lupe needs an A in all her classes in order to meet her favorite pitcher, Fu Li Hernandez, who's Chinacan/Mexinese just like her. So when the horror that is square dancing rears its head in gym? Obviously she's not gonna let that slide.

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Make Make

MakeMake es una plataforma de libros digitales, interactivos y animados que ofrece acceso a una colección de literatura infantil y juvenil uńica, proveniente de América Latina. En MakeMake encontrarás más de 1,000 cuentos ilustrados, historietas, novelas, mitos y leyendas para lectores desde los 3 años en adelante.

MakeMake is a digital library with 200 Spanish language eBooks for children. Discover exciting animated and interactive books, all in Spanish! MakeMake also includes resources for parents and educators, to help develop Spanish language literacy in children from birth through elementary school.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Shaver Lake Bigfoot

Did you know that Shaver Lake supposedly has a cryptid of its own?


Throughout the years there have been claims that Bigfoot has been spotted roaming the mountains.  
Check out this article from our online Fresno Bee resource where the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) made a visit to the area.  

Want to find out more about our local Bigfoot?  
Make sure to visit the Shaver Lake Library and see the cool Bigfoot display that Miss Rebecca created!  


While there, complete our Library Card Sign-Up Month Bingo Scavenger Hunt and win a free FCPL Nightcrawler button!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

MetaZoo Card Game: Nightcrawler

The Fresno Nightcrawler is well known in certain circles, even appearing in the magical card game of MetaZoo! Join us in celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month by participating in our Nightcrawler Bingo.  Also, kids, don't forget to sign up for the weekly Win-it-Wednesday giveaway! You'll get a chance to win a free book like the ones in the picture.

Win it Wednesday: The Storm Runner

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.)

The Storm Runner 
by 
J.C. Cervantes



Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno--for his one good leg. What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy.

When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can't even walk well without a cane?

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

Win it Wednesday: Mario and the Hole in the Sky

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.)

Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet 
by Elizabeth Rusch 


Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California, he discovered that CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were tearing a hole in the earth's protective ozone layer. Mario knew the world had to be warned--and quickly. 

Congratulations Amelia P., you are our Win it Wednesday winner!