April & Shakespeare

ShakespeareAs far as I can tell, no one has ever declared April to be International Shakespeare Month, but I think they should.  Most people agree that he was the most important playwright in the history of the English language.  He is thought to have been born around April 23, 1564, and he died April 23, 1616.  In case you would like to honor him by reading some of his plays this month, I’ve done some research and found that many people think that Shakespeare’s best-loved tragedies are Romeo&nbs

Week of the Young Child Celebration

Save the date!  The Fairbanks Branch Library will celebrate the upcoming Week of the Young Child (April 14-19) with a special program during Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, April 09, at 10:30 am.  Storytime will feature a DVD with a Curious George program episode followed by songs and activities.  Don't miss this exciting and fun program!  See you then!

Time to Play Ball!

Peanuts!  Cracker Jacks!  Cold sodas!  Hot Dogs!  Yes, it's time for that great American pastime...Baseball!  Players are getting into uniform and having batting practice to get ready for a springtime and summer of games.  If you are a baseball fan, please browse our new display of baseball themed books here at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  Hopefully, you will books to checkout, and don't forget that we can interlibrary loan materials for you if we don't have it here.  So, Batter Up! and Happy Reading!

Crafting Ideas @ Your Library

Calling all kids who like to plan and make craft projects!  The Fairbanks Branch Library has a display of craft books just for you.  Please browse the books on the display on your next visit to the library and see if some of them are good sources of ideas for you to use.  If you don't find what you need, please ask the library staff to interlibrary loan some books for you.  Happy Crafting and Happy Reading!

Hop Into Spring @ Your Library

If you are looking for some picture book stories featuring ducks or rabbits to put in your egg hunt basket, then visit the Fairbanks Branch Library and browse our new display of children' s picture books, "Hop Into Spring."  You will find some "quacking" good stories to share with young readers.  Happy Reading !