Harry Potter’s & J.K. Rowling’s Birthday - July 31

Harry PotterIt has been nearly 6 years since the last Harry Potter book was published in the US.  Does that mean that there are millions of American children that haven’t read the Harry Potter books?  I hope not!  The Harry Potter books teach us that love and friendship are more powerful tha

Give Kroger’s Money to the Library

Kroger PlusIf you shop at Kroger, you can support the Friends of the Fairbanks Library by linking your Kroger Plus Card to the Friends of the Library on Kroger’s Community Rewards® Program web page.  To get started, sign up with your Plus Card and select the Friends as the organization you wish to support.  Once you're enrolled, you'll earn money for the Friends every time you shop and use your Plus Card!  The Friends use the money for library programs, materials, equipment, and staffing.

Getting on the Bus with the Pigeon

Calling all fans of Mo Willems!  Circle the date of next Wednesday, July 31, at 2:00 PM, to attend our "Getting on the Bus with the Pigeon" program here at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  We will gather in the library's meeting room to share stories and craft activities to celebrate the Pigeon and other characters created by author/illustrator Mo Willems.  See you then and keep reading.

Judy Moody--& Stink, Too!

Hey all you Judy Moody fans!  Next Wednesday afternoon, July 24, at 2:00 pm is the Judy Moody and Stink Party in the meeting room of the Fairbanks Branch Library.  We will have fun activities and refreshments to celebrate the many fun stories starring Judy Moody and her little brother, Stink.  So circle the date on your calendar and we will see you then!  Happy Summer Reading!

Vacation Causing You to Miss Your Library “Holds?”

VacationIf you have requested a library item from another branch and you realize that it is likely to arrive when you are out of town, you can suspend your request until a more convenient date, without losing your place in line.  To suspend a request through our web site, go to “my account,” log in with your library card number and PIN, and click “hold requests.” Next to “Requested items not yet available,” select the date that you want the hold to reactivate, put check marks in the boxes next to the items you want to suspend, and click the “change status” button.  That’s it.  Your requests will automatically reactivate on the date that you chose.  Feel free to talk to the staff about suspending requests.  [Cl