Volunteers Needed

ShelverThe Fairbanks Library had lot of volunteers over the summer. They did a great job, and those with the most volunteer hours received movie tickets from the Friends of the Library. Then school started and they all disappeared. We need volunteers now more than ever. If you can find time in your schedule, please come and help us get these books, movies, etc. back on the shelves where they belong.

Celebrating Library Card Sign Up Month

Because September is Library Card Sign Up Month, we read Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler during Preschool Storytime. In the story, Beverly signs up for her very own library card and checks out a great book on dinosaurs. I don't want to ruin the story so you'll have to check her book out yourself!

Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book 

Fall Into Books Evening Story Time

Please mark your calendars for our monthly family evening story time here at Fairbanks Branch Library at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 27 in the library meeting room.  Help us welcome the coming of the Fall season as we share stories and activities for the changing seasons.  So, save the date and we will see you Monday, September 27th.

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.