Summer Winner

FBAdultSRP2012Virginia has been a Fairbanks Library customer for several years now, and I’m sure it has paid off in many ways.  This summer, though, it paid off in dollars.  Just for participating in our adult Summer Reading Program and reading at least 5 books between June 4 and August 11, Virginia won a $30 Amazon.com gift card.  Virginia, we hope you get something that you will enjoy a lot.  The rest of you might want to keep this opportunity in mind when next June rolls around.  Reading is fun anyway, and the chance to win a prize just makes it more fun.

Sid the Science Kid Camp

Hey, Scientists!  It's time to Observe! Compare! Contrast! at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  If you want to learn some science concepts through fun activities, then our Sid the Science Kid Camp is for you.  All kids between the ages of 5-10 years old are invited to sign up for our week-long program which meets at 2:00 pm during the week of Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, 2012.  We will investigate science tools, force and motion, and the weather among our topics for the week.  Please come by the library to register for the camp or call the library at 713/466-4438 to sign up.  

Sunday is National Dog Day

National Dog Day, celebrated annually on August 26, aims to honor dogs and to rescue them from homelessness and abuse. Take the time to give the dogs in your life a hug or pat on the head for giving their loyalty, love, and companionship. Working dogs aid people with handicaps and work with law enforcement to help with search and rescue, or even to sniff out bombs or drugs.

Because dogs sometimes need us to save them, the National Dog Day foundation's goal is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. To find out more about how you can help, visit www.nationaldogday.com.

Creatures of the Sea

Many strange and interesting creatures live in the various oceans and seas around the world.  To learn more about some of these creatures, please browse our new display of books that feature such topics as sharks, whales, and others.  If we don't have a book about a sea creature you want to read about, please ask us and we can interlibrary loan material for you.  Happy Reading!

Be a Volunteer ESL Tutor

TutorThere are a lot of people in the Fairbanks area who want to learn to read, write, and speak the English language.  If you have a little spare time, you can help them.  You don’t have to be able to speak a foreign language, and we will provide teaching materials for you.  If you are interested, please come to a training session for volunteer ESL tutors here at the Fairbanks Library on Friday, September 7, from 1:00-4:00 pm.  After the training session, we will try to match tutors with students who can meet on the same schedule.  To register, please call the library at (713) 466-4438.