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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Win it Wednesday: Ivy

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.)

Ivy by Katherine Coville

There once was a little girl named Ivy, who lived in the tidy town of Broomsweep. She shared a cottage with her grandmother, a chipmunk with the sniffles, a robin with a sprained foot, and other animals.

But Grandmother's cottage was not as tidy as the people of Broomsweep thought it should be. So when the new queen announced a contest to select the best town, the villagers grew alarmed. How would they win if Grandmother's cottage was overrun with wild animals and magical creatures like griffins?

Oops. . . Did I forget to mention the griffin?

Join Ivy, Grandmother, and some very special creatures, who prove that friendship and loyalty are what truly matter--even if it means putting up with a little bit of dirt and the occasional troll invasion. Oh, dear. Did I forget to mention the trolls, too?

Want this book? Fill out and submit the form below for a chance to win your very own copy!



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.