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Friday, August 26, 2016

Children's Book Activities, Booklists for Everyone, and more!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What's Going on at FCPL

The Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but there's still plenty happening at our library branches!

Here's a snapshot of the remainder of this week:

Thursday, 8/25:

10:30 AM-Preschool Storytime at Central Library

  • For children ages 3-5 years old
  • Features stories, songs, finger plays or crafts  
3:00 PM-Grandparents and Books (GAB) Volunteer Storytime at Fig Garden Regional Library
  • Drop in for a story from great volunteer readers!
3:30 PM-Pikachu Origami Bookmarks at Gillis Branch Library

6:00 PM-Fowler Movie Night at Fowler Branch Library

  • Showing of "Ratchet & Clank"
  • Space limited; registration required
Saturday, 8/27: 

10:00 AM-Grandparents and Books (GAB) Volunteer Storytime at Woodward Park Regional Library

10:30 AM-Read to a Dog: Vinny at Sanger

  • Come read a story to Vinny the Great Dane, a registered therapy dog from Tail Waggin' Tutors!

Sunday, 8/28:

12:30 PM-Grandparents and Books (GAB) Volunteer Storytime at Fig Garden Regional Library

2:00 PM-Sunnyside Family Movies at Sunnyside Regional Library

  • Family-friendly movie showing
  • Free popcorn provided
For even more listings, visit our kids events calendar.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Where We Come From: Books and Activities to Help Capture Your Family History

Even if we are somewhat disconnected from or unaware of our family's heritage, our ancestors' stories continue to shape our lives and how we relate to the world around us. Learning about their ancestors can help children appreciate who they are and where they come from. A few studies have even indicated that those who know their family's history, whatever that happens to be, tend to develop a stronger sense of identity and this may even result in improved self-esteem.

Linked below are some suggestions for books and activities to help you get your kids interested in your family history:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Children's Books About The Olympics and Sports

Celebrate the Summer Olympics in Rio by checking out some Olympics-themed books from Fresno County Public Library. Read about Olympic history, famous medalists, Summertime Olympic sports, and more!

Here are a few recommendations:

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek
Athlete: Races You'd Rather Not Run

by Michael Ford

by Victoria Jamieson
Babar's Celestville Games 
by Laurent de Brunhoff

Olympic Sports: Track and Field
by Clive Gifford

Hour of the Olympics 
by Mary Pope Obsorne
Going for Gold! 
by Andrew Donkin

How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals
by Michael Phelps

The Gymnastics Book: The Young Performer's
Guide to Gymnastics
by Elfi Schlegel and Claire Ross Dunn

Not quite what you're looking for? Search our catalog for more options.