Wrentham’s Fiske Library Offers Practical Services for Residents
By Angie Fitton
If you don’t already know it, the Fiske Library offers several ways to help members of the community. If you go to the “Services” tab on the library website (Fiskelib.org), you’ll see detailed information on seven different services provided by the Fiske.
Fiske Library can help with new passports, or the replacement of expired, lost or stolen passports. This is by appointment ONLY. Passport assistance hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and occasional Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. You must arrive at your appointment with your completed application, as well as the necessary documentation for your transaction. To use this library service, you must pay the full passport fee plus a $35 fee that goes to the Town of Wrentham. If you need assistance with your passport, call 508-384-5440 extension 4.
As a Wrentham resident, you are eligible to reserve museum passes on a first-come, first-served basis, up to a month in advance. You must have an active Fiske Library card that is in good standing to utilize this service. The following are all the passes available at the Fiske Library:
• Showcase Cinemas--$10 per ticket
• Sweatt Beach Pass
• Roger Williams Zoo--Receive $3 off per person for up to four people.
• Old Sturbridge Village--Receive $3 off for four people.
• New England Botanical Garden at Tower Hill--Pass provides half price admission for 2 people.
• Winter Skate at Patriot Place--Two adults and three children get in free. You must still pay skate rental fees if you don’t bring your own.
• Massachusetts Parks Pass--This pass entitles you to free parking at over 50 state parks.
• Museum of Science--Get $10 admission for up to four people.
• New England Aquarium--Receive 50% off for four visitors.
• Hall at Patriot Place--Two visitors get in free with 1 pass. The library has 2 passes.
• Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum--Get $5 admission for four people.
• Southwick’s Zoo--Wrentham residents with a valid Fiske Library card can receive discounted tickets. Please check the zoo’s website for more information.
• USS Constitution Museum--This museum allows free admission for up to nine people per Fiske Library pass. The library has 2 passes available.
• Capron Park Zoo--One household (with valid ID) is allowed in for free.
This is a service for those who cannot get to the library to take out books on their own. If you know of someone in need of this service, leave their name and phone number with a staff member and a volunteer will set up delivery of books once or twice a month.
This was paid for by the “Friends of the Fiske.” You must prepay to use these machines.
In order to use the Fiske Library notary, you must call first to make sure the Reference Librarian or the Library Director is available. No appointment necessary. 508-384-5440
Did you know it’s possible to have your packages sent to the Fiske Library to ensure you receive them and they don’t get stolen off your property? Simply set up the mailing address as 110 Randall Rd. in Wrentham. The library staff will sign for items and hold them until you sign for and take them with you. Must be a Wrentham resident and have a valid Fiske Library card that matches the information on the package.
The Fiske Library has a collection bin in the back of their parking lot for textile recycling. Accepted items include footwear, clothing, accessories, household linens and stuffed animals. Visit the library’s website for a full list of items that are accepted.