We Have a Winner!

SRP winnerFor the past few years, the Harris County Friends of the Library have sponsored gift cards for adults that participate in the adult Summer Reading Program and are winners of a random drawing. This year, the winner of the $50 Amazon.com gift card for the Fairbanks Branch is Kim Smith. Ms. Smith had already decided that this year, she would do something that she should be doing. A young man she works with inspired her to start reading and to use the library. When she saw signs in the library and information on the library’s web site about the adult Summer Reading Program, it seemed perfect. She mostly read or listened to books by T.D. Jakes over the summer. She particularly enjoyed listening to the audio books.

Summer Reading Books Availability

School is well underway and kids are still coming in with Summer Reading Lists. Unfortunately, popular books such as those in James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series have pretty long request lists and you won’t likely get them in time for those back to school book reports. If the classic book you are looking for is not available, ask the staff if we have any donation copies available.

August Family Evening Story Time

Please join us for our monthly family evening story time on Monday, August 30 at 7:00pm in the meeting here at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  We will have several picture book stories to share plus a fun and easy craft following the stories.  So, take a break from the beginning of the week and come out to your library.  See you Monday evening! 

But the Music Lives On

Music CDThis Sunday, August 29, would have been Michael Jackson’s birthday. The occasion can serve as a reminder that the music of Michael Jackson and others lives on in the music collections of libraries. Harris County Public Library has over 9800 album titles. You can find all of them by typing “sound recording music” in the catalog search box on our home page. You can find the music you are interested in by adding the genre, the artist, or a title to the search terms. You can also download music from our Digital Media Catalog! [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

Reading About Creepy Creatures

Do you like to read about unusual creatures that live on the land and in the sea?  Then, visit the library and check out a new display of books--"Creepy Creatures."  Scary sharks and other critters that live in the sea, leeches, Tasmanian devils, and many more creatures that nobody loves or wants to meet.  You can find them in books here at the library, and if you don't, then we will request information for you with our Interlibrary Loan service.  See you soon!