Valentine Preschool Story Time @ Your Library

Save the Date!  Our Preschool Story Time on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 will feature a valentine theme program.  Please join us then as we share picture book stories featuring valentines plus a valentine craft.  Mark your calendar and we would love to see you then.  Happy Reading!

Design for Change

For those who are thinking about making some home improvement changes, please browse our newest display featuring books useful for planning and implementing remodeling plans--"Display for Change."  Whether you are changing the style of your kitchen, bathroom, den, bedroom or other parts of your home, the Fairbanks Branch Library is your source of books to help you.  If we don't have the resources you need, please ask us and we will reach out and interlibrary loan books for you.  Happy Reading!

Tax Forms Delayed

Tax FormsThe IRS sent out an email on 1/8 that said: “The production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form 1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, is impacted by the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when products will become available on IRS.gov or in print.”  As a result, the library has not received the 2012 tax forms and we don’t know when we will receive them.  I discovered yesterday, though, that some of the forms were posted to the IRS web site on 1/10.  So, the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and many other forms are available

Texas Libraries Need Your Help

BudgetIn the last session of the Texas State Legislature, funding for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission was cut by 64%, and 80% of that 64% was money that the Texas State Library used to pass on to public libraries, school libraries, and college libraries all over the state.  In addition, because the legislature cut state funding so dramatically, Texas lost matching federal funds.  The state legislature reconvenes today.  If this library is important to you, please consider contacting our local state Senators and state Representatives and asking them to restore funding to Texas libraries.  You can call or stop by our reference desk to ask how you can help, or you can go to this link to find out who your state Sen

Good Listening @ Your Library

Commuting between home and work means I spend a good deal of time in my car so I like to listen to recorded books during my drive time.  And, I like to listen to recorded books at home as well, often while taking care of chores.  Listening to a recorded book allows me the opportunity to listen to a story that I may not have time to actually sit down and read.  If you drive a lot or there are books you have been wanting to read but just do not get around to doing so, please consider  recorded book editions which you can find at your library.  The Fairbanks Branch has adult, young adult, and juvenile recorded book collections and access to recorded books at any of the Harris County Public Library branches.  Please stop by the library and browse our collections and our new display of adult recorded book titles.  Let us know what you need, and we will request items for you.  Happy Listening!