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Summer Reading Kick-off: Puppet Show and Pizza Party, Tuesday (June 30) 11 AM

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June 30 is the kick-off day of the Fulton Public Library summer reading program.  We are planning lots of fun filled activities for kids of all ages and encourage parent's to register their children.  Research has shown that keeping children reading througout the summer has a positive effect on their continued education away from school.  The theme of this year's summer reading program is "Every Hero has a Story."

To celebrate the kick-off we are inviting Melanie Zimmer, an author, storyteller, and puppeteer (Dancing Bear Puppet Theater and Storytelling).  Melanie will be presenting a puppet show entitled "The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor."  We will also be giving away gift/goody bags with comic books and other fun toys to the first 50 children who register for our program.  Following the puppet show we will be serving pizza and lemonade.  At the end of the summer reading program we will be awarding prizes to those children who attend the most programs and spend the most time reading. 

See a list of our summer reading events and programs

Library Fundraiser at UNO Chicago Grill, Thursday, July 16, 11 AM to 11 PM

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Show your support for the Fulton Public Library by eating (dine-in or takeout) at UNO Chicago Grill (3974 State Route 31, Liverpool) on Thursday, July 16 (11 AM to 11 PM).  Use a voucher from the library or mention that "I support the Fulton Public Library," and UNO's will donate 20% of your check towards a capital campaign to help revitalize the historic Carnegie Library, a New York State and national registered historic landmark in the heart of Fulton.  There will be a raffle for gift baskets and many other items for sale in the restaurant entrance.  Enjoy a great meal, have fun, and show pride in your community all at the same time.

 

Summer Reading Program: "Every Hero has a Story," coming June 30th

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The staff at the Fulton Public Library has been busy getting ready for our 2015 summer reading program.  This years theme is: "Every Hero has a Story," and celebrates the heroes of both fiction and movies as well as the real life heroes who make our community a great place to live.  Summer reading programs are filled with fun activities and programs and they help to support continued learning and education during the summer months away from school.  Prizes from local sponsors are offered as incentives for reading.  Consider helping your child by signing them up for a library card (see: getting a library card).

The summer reading program will begin June 30 and conclude on August 11, 2015.  To register: visit the library, call 592-5192 or email dmoore@ncls.org 

See a short public service announcement with children's author Kate DiCamillo

See a list of our summer reading events and programs

See a calendar list of our summer reading events and programs

Superhero Training Camp begins Monday, July 6 (10 AM)

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In a world fraught with danger and evil where will the new generation of superheroes emerge?  Superhero Training Camp - that's where.  Superhero cadets will be engaged in a series of challenging activities designed to bring out the best of their latent superpowers.  Cadets will design their and create their attire, develop their super-talents, and emerge as certified superheroes.  Are you up to the challenge?  Cadets are ordered to report to the Fulton Public Library each Monday at 10 AM.  Those cadets who show exceptional grit will be eligible to win gifts and prizes.  Recommended for ages 4+.  For more information contact Janelle Wallace at jwallace@ncls.org or call 593-2665.

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Cool Book Society meets Thursday, July 9 (11:30)

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The Cool Book Society is a free form book club (and much more) for teens.  The Cool Book Society will feature activities including: reading and discussing books, swapping books, super hero week, movie nights, literary trivia, writing letters to favorite authors, local field trips, and any suggested activities.  The goal is to have fun, meet new friends, learn new ideas, and have a good time.  Find and like the Cool Book Society (CBS) on Facebook.  Meetings will be held each Thursday in the Teen Section of the Fulton Public Library.  The Cool Book Society is part of the summer reading progam and registered members will be eligible for prizes and giveaways.  For more information contact Vanessa Langdon at vclangdon@gmail.com.

Star Wars Book and Movie Club: Begins Friday, July 10 (10:30 AM)

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Star Wars Episdoe VII: The Force Awakens will premiere on December 18, 2015.  The Star Wars Book and Movie club seeks to explore the creative process that goes into making a major motion picture.  Members will be reading a novel from the Star Wars Expanded Universe.  There will be discussions on science fiction, the new film, the old films, the future films, the television series, video games, graphic novels, books, screen writing, marketing, the actors, George Lucas, J. J. Abrams, and the cultural influence of Star Wars to different generations (after all some parents may be more excited than their children to see the new movie).  The Star Wars Book and Movie Club is part of the summer reading program and recommended for ages 7+.  Meetings will be held on Fridays at 10:30 in the meeting room of the Fulton Public Library.  For more information contact Douglas Moore at dmoore@ncls.org or call 593-2665.

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Fulton Memoirs Project: Help Us to Document Local History (Thursdays at 6:30, June and July)

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The 3rd annual Fulton Memoirs Project is underway.  This year's focus is on Fulton's community service providers: firefighters, police, road crews, rescue teams, and elected officials.  Help us to document the memories that the history books don't tell by joining us at one of the events listed below to share your memories and listen to others tell theirs.

Writing workshops are held at the Fulton Public Library, Thursdays at 6:30 PM from June 4 to July 30 (no workshop on July 2).

June 4, 11, 18, and 25

July 9, 16, 23, and 30

All are welcome.  Guests may write, talk, or just listen.  Call the library at 592-5159 for more information.

 

Every Child Ready to Read: Begins May 22, 10 AM

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Every Child Ready to Read, starts on Friday, May22 (10 AM):  Every Child Ready to Read is a research based program designed to develop early literacy skills in children (Ages 3-5).   Early literacy encompasses the child's totality of experiences with conversation, oral and written stories, books, and print.  According to the organization Zero to Three, the definition of early literacy is what children know about communication, verbal and nonverbal language, reading, and writing before they can actually read and write.  The program will run for six weeks on Fridays May 22 and 29, and June 5, 12, 19, and 26 (10 AM).  

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Fulton Public Library Supports Local Authors

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 The Fulton Public Library recently hosted author Diane Sokolowski for a discussion of her book So I Wanted to Run a Bed and Breakfast (Was I Crazy?).   Diane shared experiences in her role as the inn keeper of Battle Island Inn Bed and Breakfast.   Diane is just one of a growing number of local authors utilizing new avenues of publishing (including independent publishers and self-publishing) to tell their stories.

The Fulton Public Library supports our local authors by offering copies of their books for sale or traditional lending.   We have sponsored the publication of two books as part of the ongoing “Fulton Memoirs Project.”  The project compiles individual recollections and oral histories of the people, places, schools, and businesses that make Fulton a special community.

Check out our local authors display adjacent to the front desk at the library and support local authors!

If you know of someone who has published a book or is interested in doing so contact the library.

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