Many Thanks

CheckJean H. puts in a lot of volunteer hours at the library, doing literacy tutoring, going through the donated books and other items, restocking the shelves in the front hallway, and acting as Treasurer for the Friends of the Library.  Because she puts in so many volunteer hours here, her employer, CenterPoint Energy, has donated $500 to the Friends of the Library.  Thank you Jean and thank you CenterPoint!!  [Despite how much Jean does, the library is always looking for additional intelligent, reliable volunteers, especially adults, because they can volunteer while the teenagers are at school.]  Clipart © Jupiter Images.

What's this Friday?


Frankenstein Friday! The last Friday of October celebrates the birth of Frankenstein in 1818 when Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley wrote the story Frankenstein. To this day, Shelley's creation is still one of the most famous horror characters of all time.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, you can probably catch a few Frankenstein movies on TV. Or if you prefer to read, here are some books that we have checked in: 

Pumpkin Time Storytime @ Your Library

It's almost the end of the month of October and time to celebrate the season with a Pumpkin Time Storytime at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  The library will host a family storytime with stories about pumpkins and the harvest season on Monday, October 31 at 7 pm in the library meeting room.  Please join us for this special storytime to share stories, a craft, and refreshments.  See you then!  Happy Reading!



Evaluate Your Life Day


Today is Evaluate Your Life Day. Take the time to think about where life has taken you and where it is heading. Are you content? If not, think about what you would like to change and take steps toward reaching that goal.

Here are a few books that we have checked in to get you started:

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

Shelter Dogs

Animal shelters are filled with dogs in need of forever homes. If you or someone you know is thinking about adopting a furry family member, this month is the perfect time to visit a shelter. To learn more about adopting shelter dogs and to read amazing adoption stories, visit

Here are some books about shelter dogs that we have checked in: