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Got fines?

Dollar signIf you have an email address and you have library fines of more than $1.00, you can pay them online with a debit or credit card. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Just go to the My Account/Renew link on our web site to get started. You will need your library card number and PIN. When you get to the online payments page, enter how much you want to pay and your debit or credit card information. Be sure to PRINT YOUR PAYMENT CONFIRMATION! Note: If you need to pay for a LOST library item, it’s best to do that in person, if possible.

Summer Reading Ends Soon

Gift cardThe Summer Reading Programs officially end on Saturday, August 7. So, hurry up and record all the books you’ve read since June 4. For kids and teens, it could mean a free book and maybe a satin ribbon. For adults, reading and logging 4 books means a chance at a bookstore gift card valued at $50-$200! If you have questions, ask the library staff.

New ESL class

ESL classBeginning August 14, the Fairbanks Library will have a new class for adults who want to learn English. The class will meet every Saturday morning from 10:00am-12:00 pm. Please visit or call the library at (713) 466-4438 to register.
Empezando el 14 de agosto, la biblioteca Fairbanks va a tener una clase nueva para personas que quieren aprender inglés. La clase va a ser cada sábado de las 10:00am-12:00 pm. Favor de visitar o llamar la biblioteca al (713) 466-4438 para registrarse. [Clipart ©Microsoft.]

Reading for School

TimelineJust a reminder - The summer break is halfway over. If you’re required to do summer reading for school, you might want to come in and check out a book now. Lots of people will be checking them out right before school starts, so there will be a shortage then.

What a Woman!

Fall flowersThe Fairbanks Library is so lucky! We have a customer [We’ll call her Mrs. O] who loves plants of all kinds (outdoor, potted, silk) and is happy to share them and some charming knickknacks and other decorative items with the library. She comes in every week or so and waters the plants that need water and swaps out plants and decorations. She makes a very big difference in the appearance of the library. Click “Read more” to see some of her contributions. Gnome

Free Hurricane Tracker CDs

The Harris County Flood Control District has provided the Harris County Public Libraries with FREE 2010 Hurricane Tracker CDs for our customers. Just pop one into the CD drive of your computer and you get:
A LIVE Hurricane tracker with auto updates! (Showing what Alex is doing right now!)
• A printable tracking chart,
The history of recorded storms (back to 1954, plus the 1900 Galveston storm),
• Evacuation routes,
• Hurricane facts and information,
• Hurricane preparedness information,
• Flood facts and information,
• Flood preparedness information,
• Flood insurance information,
• Helpful links and contacts, and
• Information about the Flood Control District.
These CDs are VERY COOL and they’re FREE!!

What's Hot? (besides the weather)

Sizzling SixteenHere are the adult novels with the longest waiting lists in Harris County Public Library, which means they the hottest novels right now:
1 Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich (which comes out on June 22)
2 Storm Prey by John Sandford

Yay!! Summer Vacation!!

Road tripIt’s that time again. Do you know where you want to go? Do you know what you want to see and do once you get there? As usual, the library can be a great help. There are over 300 travel books just at the Fairbanks branch, and the other branches have hundreds more that can be sent to Fairbanks for your convenience. They are from such famous travel publishers as Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Rick Steves, Mobil, and Moon Handbooks. There are tons about the U.S. and Europe, some on Canada, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and a few on Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. So, no matter where you want to go on vacation (or have to go on business), library books can help you figure out what to see, what to do, where to stay, where to eat, and what to buy while you’re there.

Summer Reading – It’s for Adults, Too

Reading

Lots of people know that libraries have summer reading programs for kids and teens, but did you know we have one for adults, too? Here’s what’s involved: Sign up online, read at least 4 books between June 4 and August 7, and list them in your summer reading log. That’s it! You’re automatically entered into a drawing for bookstore gift cards ranging from $50-$200 in value. Pretty sweet deal, since you love to ready anyway! [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

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