Children’s Corner and so much more (make sure to checkout the read aloud stories)…

“Oceans of Possibilities” is the theme for our summer activities. Starting in June, we will be offering a variety of craft kits and featuring books about ocean life. Please check out the children’s area this summer for your ocean of possibilities. In the meantime, enjoy this video of sea turtles.


The Little Caterpillar who wanted to FLY by William Anthony is now posted along the Hildebrand trail. Along with that book, readers will find true or false questions from True or False Butterflies & Caterpillars by Melvin & Gilda Berger (answers are posted on the final story walk board nearest to Mill St.–NO cheating by reading the answers first!)

We would like to thank Ron Adams for making and DPW crew for installing 4 additional sign holders. This will enable us to post longer or multiple stories this year. The stories begin at the Mill House Gazebo, which is across from the Fontana Elementary School, and finish right before the last bridge toward Mill St. *Weather permitting-we will try to post new stories every 7-10 days* Get out and enjoy the sounds of the running creek, examine the plants starting to pop out, and, most of all, reading our stories.

Does your child enjoy paper crafts? Are they interested in experiments? The library offers Project bags for children and adults for a 7 day checkout. These bags contain a variety of crafts, which include an instruction book and supplies to “test the craft”.

We’ve had some changes…

There’s been some changes in the Children’s area this month.

The Fontana Public Works Department removed some old shelving units. They then began to assemble and install the new shelf units. As you can tell, this opens up the area and will make it much brighter and welcoming.

We have moved our Graphic Novel section and have given ourselves plenty of room to expand that collection for our readers. We’ve shifted the Juvenile/Young Adult chapter books into a space that is separate from the younger readers.

The Children’s area will now have Easy Readers and picture books integrated in one area. The non-fiction and holiday books, also, have their own designated areas for easier access. We hope you get a chance to come in and explore our update space. Happy Reading everyone.

Be sure to checkout the Activity Bags that have recently been added

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Welcome Back to School


Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman
Story time with sign language from StorylineOnline