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Summer Reading Kick-off: Puppet Show and Pizza Party, 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 she created specially for this year's summer reading theme.  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. 

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.  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.  Registration will begin after the conclusion of the school year.  

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

 

 

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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Thank You to those who Voted: Library Budget for 2016 Passed

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Thank you to all those who voted at the May 19th budget vote for the Fulton Public Library.  Our library budget for 2016 has been successfully passed.  The staff and trustees will continue to work hard to provide the best service possible and make the library a true asset to our community.

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Fulton Public Library wins "Best Library" award

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The Fulton Public Library was selected as "Best Library" (Oswego County) in New York State Senator Patty Ritchie's "Love Your Library" poll.  Sue Hutchins, of Fulton Public Library, was also named as the "Outstanding Librarian."  The poll was concluded as part of National Library Week (April 12-18) and was conducted to demonstrate Senator Ritchie's support of libraries as centers of their communities.  In the last three years alone, library use in New York has grown 10%.  Senator Ritchie has secured $250,000 in special grants to help libraries in Jefferson, Oswego, and St. Lawrence Counties.  Thank you to all our great patrons for voting!

 

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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