Creatures of the Sea

Many strange and interesting creatures live in the various oceans and seas around the world.  To learn more about some of these creatures, please browse our new display of books that feature such topics as sharks, whales, and others.  If we don't have a book about a sea creature you want to read about, please ask us and we can interlibrary loan material for you.  Happy Reading!

Be a Volunteer ESL Tutor

TutorThere are a lot of people in the Fairbanks area who want to learn to read, write, and speak the English language.  If you have a little spare time, you can help them.  You don’t have to be able to speak a foreign language, and we will provide teaching materials for you.  If you are interested, please come to a training session for volunteer ESL tutors here at the Fairbanks Library on Friday, September 7, from 1:00-4:00 pm.  After the training session, we will try to match tutors with students who can meet on the same schedule.  To register, please call the library at (713) 466-4438.

Famous Lives @ Your Library

Do you like to read about the lives of famous people?  If you do, please browse one of our newest displays which features biographies of some of the well-known men and women of our time.  Famous rock singers, actors, and sports figures are just some of the news makers to be found in the biographies on display.  If you don't find a biography of someone you would like to know more about, please let us know and we can get one for you using our interlibrary loan service.  See you soon and, as always, Happy Reading!


Check out our lobby!

Due to the generosity of our customers, the Friends of the Library donation shelves in the lobby are exploding with great books, magazines, and VHS tapes. If you see anything you like, just drop the donation in the wooden box or stop by the circulation desk with your donation. The following donation suggestions are posted in the lobby above the wooden box:

Hardcover Book- $1

Paperback Book- 25-50 cents

Children's Book- 50 cents

DVD- $1

VHS- 25 cents

Magazine- 15 cents

Feel free to bring in your own gently used and clean items for donation as well. If you have any questions, call (713) 466-4438.

Back to School Stories

Oh, yeah, it's almost time for the summer holidays to be over and school to start!  To help you prepare to go back to school, we have a new display of picture books featuring stories about students and schools--"Back to School."  Please browse the books on your next visit to the library and you should find some great stories to read and share.  Enjoy the rest of your summer holidays and Keep on Reading!