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Reading Is Sooo Delicious - Family Reading Club Success!

Thanks to our amazing families that participated in the fall family reading club! We had a total of 304 ice cream scoops posted on our wall. We made it to the top! Great job, everyone! Check out the wall:

Ice Cream for Books Wall

In celebration of our great success, Fremont Public Library held an ice cream social. Families settled into a fun afternoon of board games, ice cream, and valuable family time together. Big thanks goes out to Maggie Moo's for providing the ice cream. See our Facebook for more photos.

Family playing card game

Ice cream trough with vanilla, chocolate, blue, and sherbert

Kids playing the board game Sorry!

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It's Picture Book Month!

November is picture book month! It's a perfect time to snuggle together as the season gets colder and share the love of reading with your little one and ones. Here are some great new books that just came in...

penguin and pinecone cover artPenguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon

When this book brought two librarians to tears with how sweet it was, you know it's a keeper.

This is such a great story of an unlikely friendship that, unfortunately, could not be kept because pine cones cannot live on the ice and penguins cannot live in the forest. Even with this reality, Penguin and Pinecone share fond memories up until the moment Penguin drops Pinecone off in the forest. Still in his/her heart, Penguin goes to find his friend after much time has passed. The next pages are so sweet that you'll just have to read it.

 

creepy carrots cover artCreepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

As a child that watched Are You Afraid of the Dark every single Saturday night, I would have LOVED this book just as much back then. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots. He eats them everywhere he goes. To school. To Little League practice. Walking home. Until one day the carrots start following him...or are they? A creepiness meant for kids that love to get scared--but with a happy, funny ending.

 

 

 

Goldilocks and Just One Bear cover artGoldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson

A sequel to Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Baby Bear accidentally finds himself outside the forest and in a big, noisy city. In desperation to escape the crowded streets, he finds an apartment building and goes all the way up to someone's nice, vacant home. Very silly humor as he eats things that should not be eaten, sits on things that should not be sat on, and tries to sleep in things that should not be slept in. The busy, bold illustrations match the mood perfectly. I would love to read this aloud.

 

 

squid and octopus cover art

Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu

What a charming friendship these two make. Amidst disagreeances, laughter, camaraderie, and imaginative fun, Squid and Octopus whimsically steal the reader's heart. Storytelling similar to Frog and Toad and Winnie-the-Pooh. These four stories can be told several times without the listener getting bored.

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Reading Is Sooo Delicious - Family Reading Club

Rev up your reading engines! During the month of November Fremont Public Library hosts our family reading club "Reading Is Sooo Delicious!". For every book you read together or your child reads individually you can contribute to building our ice cream cone. For each book, write your last name (and the book title if you like) on an ice cream scoop which are available at the youth services desk. Put the ice cream scoop in the tin at the desk and we will put them up periodically.

Watch the ice cream cone get taller and taller as you read more and more! Come start today!

    

 

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Sculpture Donation to FPLD

Recently, you may have noticed the beautiful sculpture outside the Youth Services event room. This lovely moving sculpture was donated by the late Florence Patrick, a long-time supporter of the Fremont Public Library. Florence was a former library trustee and past President of the Friends of the Library. She wanted to give the library something that would be enjoyed by all and, as a former teacher with a special affinity for children, something that would be easily viewed from the Youth Services Department. Flo personally picked out the piece of artwork that was recently installed in front of the building, just to the east of the bike racks. The piece is by a Utah based artist named Lyman Whitaker. It is designed to move gracefully with the wind and to be out in the elements year-round.

Library Director Scott Davis reflects on the piece, saying "I know I will always think about Flo when I see it turning in the breeze and think about how much of a positive impact she had on the library and how much we, not just an institution but as a collection of people and personalities, have impacted her life."

Sculpture donation to FPLD from Florence Patrick

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