March is also...

National Kite Month! This holiday was founded by the Kite Trade Association International and the American Kitefliers Association and is dedicated to the promotion and support of kiting. It is a not-for-profit venture that helps introduce people to the history of kites, the artistry of kitemaking, the joy of kiteflying, and how kites can be used for educational purposes.

To learn more, visit

Here are a few kite books that we have checked in:

Wild Weather @ Your Library

One of the first things you learn when you live in the Houston area is that if you do not like the weather, then just wait for an hour or so and the weather probably will change.  We certainly have had quite a few days lately of warm, muggy weather alternating with days of cooler weather for which you need to wear a coat or jacket.  And, lots and lots of rain the last few days as well.  Weather often changes dramatically, so we have created a new display of books about the weather for your browsing pleasure.  Please take a look on your next visit to the library and checkout some titles.  If you do not find what you need, please ask us and we will interlibrary loan material for you.  Happy Reading! 

March is National Craft Month

CraftingAccording to the Lark Crafts website (, the Craft & Hobby Association began celebrating National Craft Month in 1994 to promote the joys of crafting to both new and experienced crafters. Only a handful of retailers and manufacturers participated in the beginning, but now millions of crafters around the world share their love of crafting.

Are you curious about a new craft? Take the time to try out a project that you've been planning or pass on your knowledge to a beginner crafter.

Need inspiration? Check out these websites:

Women's History & Health Resources

Would you like to learn more about the lives of some of the women who have made major contributions to history?  Do want to learn more about some of the important health issues and concerns for women?  Then please browse our two new displays here at the Fairbanks Branch Library:  "Women's History" and "Women's Health Resources."  You fill find informational books about health issues, and also biographies of some famous women throughout history.  If you don't find what you need, please tell us and we will interlibrary loan what you need.  Happy Reading!

Need volunteer hours?

Patron Count Week is coming up and we need volunteers to count the number of people who come to our library from Monday, March 12 through Saturday, March 17. Each shift is one hour long but you are welcome to sign up for more than one hour. You may also sign up for multiple days! Volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 104.

Spread the word to anyone who might be interested in lending us a hand. Kids, this is a great way to get volunteer hours for your club at school or to beef up your scholarship application. Or if you're just bored at home, flip through a magazine or book while helping us tally up the library folk. Grab a friend and help us count!