Book Clubs

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Fisher Cliffhangers: Teen and Young Adult Book Club

We invite you to join us at the library and discuss a new read every month. Grab a copy of the book of the month at E.G. Fisher then enjoy a lively discussion with us while we enjoy snacks! You can join in on the last (business day) Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM.

Next discussion: Wednesday, May 25th, 4:30 PM at the library with a discussion led by Meleena Livesay, the program director.

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill

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My Weekend is All Booked: Adult Book Club

The monthly Book Club is a great way to join with others to discuss interesting books. Each month on ur last (business day) Saturday at 2:30 PM a different book is discussed. Discussion leaders are invited from the community and library team. Multiple copies of the selected book are available for check out during the month prior to the discussion. No registration is required and everyone is invited to attend.

Next discussions: Saturday, May 21st, 2:30 PM at Maddie Mae’s

The Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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The Kids’ Book Club invites young readers to engage in active literary exploration. Each month check out the suggested book, then pick up activities themed around the book in the children’s area including book reviews, art activities, and more! this book discussion is temporarily canceled.

Local Authors!

Ask us about scheduling a meet and greet at the library! You can set up a table for around an hour where you can say hi to anyone who comes into the library, promote yourself and materials, and sell & sign your books! You can temporarily loan out a few copies of your book, and we will put them out on the shelf for the month with a sign promoting your meet and greet time. All you have to do during your scheduled month is promote your meet and greet with any of your friends, family, colleagues, etc…

Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading Program

Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading Program

Motivate your reader this Summer with E.G. Fisher Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! The Summer Reading Program is for everyone of all ages! There will be many activities throughout summer!

Step 1: Register at http://fisherlibrary.readsquared.com or download the READsquared app through your app store.

  • Register as an individual or as a family using ReadSquared. You can find us under E.G. Fisher Library.
  • Select the appropriate program.
    • Listeners: For kids who are read to
    • Readers: For kids who can read or take an active role during reading
    • Teens: For readers ages 12-18
    • Adults: For adult readers
  • Reading tracking may be done digitally using ReadSquared or the ReadSquared app.
  • Paper registration and reading logs are available upon request.

Step 2: Keep track by logging your reading.

  • Starting June 2, every time you or your child reads or listens to a book, log the reading on ReadSquared.
  • Listeners – Log the number of books read.
  • Readers – Log the number of books read.
  • Teens – Log every 100 pages read.
  • Adults – Log the number of books read.

Step 3: Unlock and Collect Prizes

  • First day to collect prizes is Monday June 6, 2022.
  • Once readers and listeners reach a benchmark, he or she can come collect a prize from the library.
  • Teens and adults will fill in the reading logs which also act as raffle tickets to enter into a prize drawing.
  • Benchmarks for each program are:

Listeners and Readers:
Spin 1: 10 Books
Spin 2: 20 Books
Spin 3: 30 Books
Spin 4: 40 Books
Spin 5: 50 Books
Spin 6: 60 Books
Spin 7: 70 Books
Spin 8: 80 Books
Spin 9: 90 Books
Spin 10: 100 Books
Spin 11: 125 Books
  Spin 12: 150 Books
*you can exceed the number of spins on this sheet
** SPECIAL NOTE FOR READERS: For every 200 pages over, log your book again.
For example, Harry Potter is 309 pages, so I would log Harry Potter TWICE.**

TEENS: For every 100 pages read, teens get an entry into a prize drawing

ADULTS: For every book read, adults get an entry into a prize drawing

Step 4: Happy Summer Reading!

  • Continue reading and tracking books and pages to spin the prize wheel or enter in a prize drawing throughout summer.
  • The last day to log reading and collect prizes is July 18, 2022.
  • Raffle ticket prizes will be drawn throughout the summer.
  • At the end of our Summer Reading Program, don’t forget to log your final books online or turn in your paper logs to collect your summer reading certificate at the library.
  • Certficates will be ready for pick up and top reading winners will be announced at the Finale Party on July 21, 2022.

Masks are recommended but not required inside the library. Curbside prize pick up is available. For curbside prize pick up please call 423-745-7782 from the library parking lot.

Programs

 

Due to COVID-19, the library is slowly bringing back programs while taking the necessary precautions. We offer adult masks, kid masks, and hand sanitizer stations. We are also sanitizing table surfaces, handles, and light switches. Our books gets cleaned down with an alcohol solution and sanitized under a black light machine.

 

Programs for Children

 

 

Current Programs

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime engages children ages 3 to 5 in books, interactive stories, songs, and crafts each week. This program helps children build school skills like letter recognition, taking turns, listening, fine motor skills, and more. Caregivers will learn early literacy tips to prepare children for future reading success.

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Baby Bookworm Storytime

Join us each week for stories, songs, baby sign language, and more! Baby Bookworms introduces children birth to 2 years old to the library through books, songs, rhymes, and playtime. Caregivers will learn early literacy tips while baby learns to interact with other children.

 Toddler Storytime

Get the wiggles out with music, interactive stories, bubbles, and more each week! Toddlers will be introduced to books, songs, flannel board stories, and sensory play while caregivers learn tips to help children build pre-reading skills. Toddler Storytime is targeted to children ages 1-3 years old

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Dinner for Kids and Teens

Children ages 18 and under can eat a free dinner every Monday and Wednesday at 4:00 PM at the library.

Makerspace Wednesday

Every Wednesday at the library our Makerspace Station will be set up. Each Wednesday will have a different science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) challenge. The station is meant to inspire and create a platform for to explore using different supplies.

Bilingual Storytime

Join the library for a family-oriented Bilingual Storytime targeting ages 2 to 6 for book
selections. Bilingual Storytime is on the second Wednesday of each month. Children will explore stories, flannel games, songs and sensory activities while also exploring the Spanish language. Bilingual Storytimes provide early literacy skills. It also can provide Spanish speaking families a sense of cultural familiarity through books, rhymes, and songs. Bilingual Storytime will have an English-speaking storyteller and a Spanish-speaking storyteller.

Fisher Films

Throughout the year, the library will play different movies!

Other in person library programs are temporarily cancelled. Previous online storytimes are available via Facebook or Youtube Playlist. We look forward to announcing the return more in person programs at a later date.

Curious about our previous programming before covid-19? Check back for return dates for these great programs in the future!

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Family Storytime

Family storytime engages children birth to age 8 in books, interactive stories, songs, and games each week. This program helps children build pre-reading and school skills like letter recognition, taking turns, listening, fine motor skills, and more. Caregivers will learn early literacy tips to prepare children for future reading success.

Saturday Storytime with Ruff Reading

Explore stories and STEM activities each month! Children will explore stories on a topic and then explore a hands on STEM experiment like building boats and charming paper snakes with static electricity. Children will also engage with Chloe and Zoey, our therapy dogs who love to help children build their confidence for reading out loud and their love of learning.

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STEM Night

Get ready for a hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math! Each week children ages 7—11 will explore STEM topics through interactive experiments and activities. Learn to code your own video game, create an electrical circuit, and more!

Chess Meet-Up

Join fellow chess players for an afternoon game. Any extra chess boards are appreciated and will help ensure everyone has a place to play. All skill levels are welcome.

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Kids’ Book of the Month 

Explore a new book each month! Checkout this month’s featured book, then complete one of this month’s activities about the book!

LEGO Club

Connect with your inner LEGO architect each week! Build your own LEGO creations every Tuesday with the library’s LEGOs. All creations will be displayed in the library for one week. Open to all ages.

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Puppet Play Night

Children of all ages can play at the library’s puppet theater. Create your own characters and stories while building early literacy skills through dramatic play!

The library hosts additional fun, free educational programs during school breaks, including spring and fall breaks.  

Storytimes


Join E.G. Fisher Public Library for Storytime each week for books, songs, crafts, rhymes, hands-on activities, and early literacy tips for caregivers! Storytimes are in-person on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We also post virtual Storytime videos on Facebook and the library’s Youtube page. All Storytimes and programs are free!

Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Preschool Storytime engages children ages 3 to 5 in books, interactive stories, songs, and crafts

each week. This program helps children build school skills like letter recognition, taking turns,

listening, fine motor skills, and more.

Baby Bookworms Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Join families with babies ages 0 to 2 every Thursday for stories, songs, baby sign language, and

more! Baby Bookworms introduces children birth to 2 years old to the library through books,

songs, rhymes, and playtime. Caregivers will learn early literacy tips while baby learns to

interact with other children.

Toddler Storytime – Fridays at 10:30 AM

Get the wiggles out with music, interactive stories, bubbles, and more each week! Toddlers will

be introduced to books, songs, counting practice, interactive stories, parachute play, and more.

Toddler Storytime is targeted to children ages 1-3 years old.

Bilingual Storytime – Second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM

Join the library for a family-oriented Bilingual Storytime targeting ages 2 to 6 for book

selections. Bilingual Storytime will happen on the second Wednesday of each month. Children

will explore stories, flannel games, songs and sensory activities while also exploring the Spanish

language. Bilingual Storytimes provide early literacy skills. It also can provide Spanish speaking

families a sense of cultural familiarity through books, rhymes, and songs. Bilingual Storytime

will have an English-speaking storyteller and a Spanish-speaking storyteller.

Previous Storytime Playlist

Baby Bookworms Storytime Playlist

Baby Bookworms introduces children birth to 2 years old to the joy of reading through read aloud books, songs, and rhymes. Caregivers an interact with baby through guided finger-plays and lap bounces.

STEM Storytime Playlist

STEM Storytime encourages children ages 3 to 6 to explore the world around them through simple science, technology, engineering, and math activities. After stories and songs, families will receive instructions for a hands-on STEM activity. All STEM activities can be completed with simple materials found around the house or the outdoors.

Preschool Storytime Playlist

Preschool Storytime engages children ages 3 to 5 in books, interactive stories, songs, and crafts each week. This program helps children build school skills like letter recognition, listening, fine motor skills, and more. Each week focuses on a new “Letter of the Day” and includes a simple craft that can be completed with items from home. Caregivers will learn early literacy tips to prepare children for future reading success.

Toddler Storytime Playlist

Get the wiggles out with music, interactive stories, and rhymes more week! Toddler Storytime is targeted to children ages 1-3 years old. Toddlers will build simple skills including counting, shapes, and colors.

Check out the full list of online Storytimes here: Online Storytime Playlist