News and events at the Fonda Public Library

We’re still enjoying the summer at the Fonda Public Library!

This month our Summer Reading Program focused on our Teens, with our Teen Book Club!  We enjoyed reading the book Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan.  In this book, 3 sister’s souls were trapped in a harmonica by a witch, and the only way for them to be freed is for them to save a life. This book follows the harmonica as it travels through WWI, The Great Depression, and WWII, and includes actual songs at the beginning of each chapter, to teach you how to play the harmonica! 

The first week we made harmonicas out of craft sticks and rubber bands, and had a great dessert, provided by Emily Mercer – Thanks Emily! The teens were challenged to think up an escape room puzzle pertaining to music, to share on our last week together.  

The second week we made musical keychains with Perler beads, and had some really fabulous creations!  The last week we discussed the book, then tried to solve our Escape room puzzles!  Emma Erickson came up with a really great one – which even included some diversions, to throw us off the clues!  Very clever Emma! We had a great time, and solved a total of 3 musical puzzles – great brainwork everyone!  After our puzzles, each of the teens got a harmonica, which was bought with a very generous donation from the Fonda Town and Country Boosters!  Thank you, Boosters!  They LOVED learning the harmonica, and were playing some great tunes within minutes!  We’re sure they’ll continue learning even more in the months to come!


Our Summer Reading Incentive program ends August 31st, so be sure to get your reading sheets in and collect all your prizes soon!

We continue to enjoy our Wednesday Movie Matinees every Wednesday at 4:00. Each Wednesday we show a great movie and serve a small snack for you to enjoy with your friends! Wednesday the 1st, we enjoyed watching Tangled (PG) and Wednesday the 8th we watched The Rescuers (G).  Movies for the rest of the month include: Little Rascals (PG) on the 15th, Sky High on the 22nd, and Air Bud Golden Receiver (G) on the 25th.  Come relax with a great movie at your Fonda Public Library!

This month our Adult Book Discussion Group will be reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. This dystopian novel, concerning the rights of women, is now a television series.  We will meet on Thursday, August 30th at 7pm to discuss this book. Please call or stop in, if you would like a copy to read.

This month our computer class will meet on Tuesday, August 21st – come learn how to surf the web safely!

In July we added 31 new Adult Fiction books to our collection, including Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight, Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery, and The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans.  We also added the Audiobook Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown.

We’ve also added one Large Print novel – Panhandle Gunman by Ray Hogan.

In Junior Fiction we’ve added some great new books, including: Prisoner of War by Michael P Spradlin, three new Horse Diaries books, and 7 new Babymouse books by Jennifer L Holm. 

Our new children’s books include: Fancy Nancy: Bubbles, Bubbles, and more Bubbles! by Jane O’Connor, A Busy Creature’s Day Eating by Mo Willems, and Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller.

New movies this month are: A Quiet Place, Blockers, Rampage, I Feel Pretty, Truth or Dare, Traffik, Isle of Dogs, The Leisure Seeker and Chappaquiddick.  Call or stop in to reserve your favorite movie today!

Enjoying the last days of summer, at your Fonda Public Library!!


Computer Class

Computer Class

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