Kids in School = "Me Time" for Parents

School busNow that the kids are back in school, maybe you can get some reading done. You may want to take a look at the “Books” page on our web site for blog posts and links to bestseller lists, book reviews, genre lists, award lists, author interviews, newsletters, book club sites, other book-related sites, and staff favorites. And remember our fabulous NoveList Plus database, which I wrote about last January.

Boredom Busters! @ Your Library

As the summer vacation period is coming to an end, spice up the days before school starts with some fun books from our Boredom Busters! display here at the library.  We have selected some joke books, books of riddles, origami books, drawing books, and many others to challenge and entertain you.  If we do not have what you need, please ask at the circulation desk and we will be happy to request it for you.

Deadline Looms!

DeadlineSaturday, August 14, is the last day to enter the books you read between June 4 and August 7 into your Summer Reading log. If you’re an adult, that means it’s the last day to be entered into the drawing for a bookstore gift card. If you’re a child or teenager, it’s also the last day to pick up your free book.

Beyond the Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program for 2010 ends Saturday, August 07, so it's time to record the books--print and/or recorded version--you have read, either by title or number of minutes you used to complete the book.  The special programs at Fairbanks Branch during the summer will conclude; however, the preschool story times and the infant/toddler story times continue throughout the year as well as during the summer.  Preschool Story Time continues on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am.  Infant/Toddler Story Time continues on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am. 

Got fines?

Dollar signIf you have an email address and you have library fines of more than $1.00, you can pay them online with a debit or credit card. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Just go to the My Account/Renew link on our web site to get started. You will need your library card number and PIN. When you get to the online payments page, enter how much you want to pay and your debit or credit card information. Be sure to PRINT YOUR PAYMENT CONFIRMATION! Note: If you need to pay for a LOST library item, it’s best to do that in person, if possible.