Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kitchen Science on Friday, July 25, at 1pm

Kitchen Science at the library? Yep, that's what we've got going on. The Scotia Glenville Children's Traveling Museum will be showing us how to cook up some cool experiments using basic kitchen ingredients, while learning about states of matter! Sounds like fun, so make plans to join us on Friday, July 25, at 1pm!
This program is for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult to all programs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Don't forget how easy it is to download our Audiobooks and eBooks! These can be downloaded to your computer, mobile device or eBook reader, 24/7, anytime, anywhere you have wifi!

It's a perfect fit for summer; headed to the beach and need a book? Check us out!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


DaybyDayNY is a virtual calendar with content that changes every day. This unique setup gives families with young children numerous daily activities and a story to read together. The story, provided each day by One More Story (, is in the form of an eBook that includes original music and sound effects, produced by former Sesame Street Music Director, Robby Merkin. In addition, the website includes monthly activities, storytelling and nursery rhyme videos, rhymes for young children, craft activities for children and their caregivers, and much more!

Magazines Available on Loan

Did you know the library has current magazines that we lend out: Bon Appetit, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Empire State Mason, National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, Parents, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Sports' Illustrated, Sports' Illustrated Kids,  Smithsonian, The Philadelphia Trumpet, Wired, and The Volunteer Firefighter!

You are also welcome to come in, relax, and read!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Free Downloadable Teen Audiobooks!

Your library is involved with a summer program that gives away two complete downloadable teen audiobooks each week for free! These audiobooks are directed at the 13+ age group and are yours to keep. The audiobooks are downloaded through Overdrive, so you may already familiar with the process. To see this week's titles, the summer schedule or for more information visit

This week we are offering a James Patterson and an Agatha Christie book! Check this out!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quilting Group?

Would anyone be interested in participating in a Quilting Group that would meet at the library once a week or once a month? Please let us know.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Recycle used ink cartidges and cell phones

Please don't forget we accept used ink cartridges and cell phones for recycling. Just turn your old items in at our desk; we'll recycle it for you!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Stewart's Holiday Match program

The Frothingham Free Library located in Fonda would like to thank the Stewart's Holiday Match program for a very generous donation to our Summer Reading Program. Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins on June 23rd with programming beginning on June 30th. The library appreciates Stewart's dedication to children in our community!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thank you to the families of Mr. & Mrs. J. Vincent Jowett and Anthony Aversa for the memorial donations to the library. This year we were able to paint shelves and trim as well as purchase a nice area rug for in front of our check out counter.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Citizen Scientists Wanted

NASA is looking for Citizen Scientists to assist with their recently launched LADEE Mission to the Moon. 

Check here for new opportunities for students and citizen scientists to directly participate in expanding our knowledge of the Moon! If you have a telescope, you could be a part of NASA’s Meteoroid Impact Observation Program. No telescope? Then start counting meteors and report them to NASA, there’s even an app to assist you. Get involved today! Be a part of LADEE!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thank you to Miss Fulton County, Katelynn Smith, and Miss Fulton County's Outstanding Teen, Emily Oertel, who presented a special Prince & Princess Story Hour at the library on Tuesday, August 20th!

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Frothingham Free Library in Fonda would like to congratulate the 171 children who participated in the summer reading program and set a new library record by reading 2775 books.

The eight-week program "Dig Into Reading" concluded with an awards party featuring Pip Squeaks The Clown on Wednesday, August 14. Children who were unable to attend the awards party may stop by the library for their certificates and awards.

The library would like to thank the following businesses for their generous prize and awards donations: McDonalds, Applebees, Stewart's Shops, Taco Bell and Price Chopper. Thank you to the Museum of Innovation and Science for the children's tickets to their dinosaur exhibit. We would also like to thank the many members of our community who volunteered their time for programs and who donated prizes.

The summer reading program was funded by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, a Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grant which was made possible by the New York State Legislature and is administered by Saratoga Arts, the Mohawk Valley Library System, GE Volunteers: A Global Organization of General Electric Volunteers, Stewart's Holiday Match, WGY Christmas Wish, Children's Aid Association, Wal-Mart Community Giving, The Lions Club and The Frothingham Free Library.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Crocodiles and a Castle

Summer Reading Program participants made crocodiles and built a castle out of cereal and oatmeal boxes brought in by the participants.
The cereal and oatmeal was then donated to the Haven of Hope Ecumenical Food Pantry!