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!

School Break Reading

While you are on school break, please don't forget to visit the library to find some good books to read or listen to before classes start again for the new semester.  And, it's a New Year, so treat yourself and read some of those books you have been wanting to read or to re-reading some old favorites.  A good book to read or listen to while curled up in your favorite chair or on the couch really hits the spot.  So, visit us soon and we can help you find some good reads.  Happy school break and Happy Reading!

  

Financial Wellness Month

Dollar signYes, January is Financial Wellness Month!  Did you resolve to whip your finances into shape this year?  Your library has tons of free advice from famous authors like Robert Kiyosaki, Suze Orman, and Dave Ramsey and lots of other authors who are not as famous but are also very knowledgeable.  Take a look at our online catalog or our personal finance bo

Donate Someone Else’s Money!

You can help pay for library materials and programs with someone else’s money!  All you have to do is get a Kroger cashier to scan your Kroger Plus card and the Friends of the Fairbanks Library’s barcode.  After that, when you use your Kroger Plus card, the Friends will earn points for an annual check from Kroger.  Please ask the library staff for the Friends' barcode.  Kroger PlusPlusKroger BarcodeEquals