Holiday Books @ Your Library

As the holiday season draws closer, it's time to think of selecting holiday picture books to share with young readers.  To help you find some good stories to share, we have a new display of holiday picture books that we recommend.  Please take a look at the "Turkey Tales" display and check out some books to take home with you.  If you need some titles we don't have here at Fairbanks Branch, please ask and we will interlibrary loan copies for you.  Happy Reading!

The Fairbanks kitties

After catching another opossum (or possibly the same one), we finally succeeded in catching the second kitty. May I present Harley and Shelby!

Harley

Harley is the sweetest kitty ever and makes vroom-vroom sounds when she's happy. She enjoys snuggling and carrying around a little stuffed dog.

Shelby

Shelby makes vroom-vroom sounds too but she wasn't revving when I took this picture. She wasn't happy that we tried to give her a longer tail.

For the kitty lovers out there I recommend the following picture books:

Homework Help - Big Time!

World BookI used to think that World Book Online was just the World Book Encyclopedia posted to the internet. Now I know it’s much more than that. There’s an entire section on science projects. There are over 10,000 biographies and you can search for someone to do a report on by choosing the gender, nationality, and time period that fit your assignment. There are timelines that you can use or edit, or you can create your own timeline. The Spanish-language section (Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos) has links to newspapers around the Spanish-speaking world. There are thousands of photos and maps (including historical maps).

A Bear for You

As the cooler weather comes with this time of the year, you probably are thinking of a comfortable chair, some hot cocoa, and a good book to cozy up with.  And what better stories for young readers than picture books about bears?  To help you find some good stories on your next visit to the library, please check our newest display with picture books about bears--"A Bear for You".  As always, if there is a book, movie, or CD that you need, just ask us and we will request it for you.  Happy Reading!  

That's not a kitten!

We've been trying to catch two feral kittens here at the library and succeeded in getting only one of them. I've named her Shelby and she's very spoiled now. Pictures will be posted as soon as she holds still long enough! We've set some traps for Shelby's sibling but haven't had any luck yet. We keep catching other animals though.

Here's our latest attempt:

Possum

We let him go and hope that he got home safely. Please feel free to share any kitten trapping tips if you have any.