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!

Intro to Library eBooks

EreadersDo you have an iPad, a Kindle, or a Nook?  Did you know that you can borrow ebooks for free through the library’s Digital Media Catalog?  If you’d like some help getting started, bring your ereader to the library meeting room on Wednesday, March 7, at 3:00.  We are hosting a library ebook demonstration in celebration of Read an eBook Week, which is March 4-10.  Please call us at (713) 466-4438 to register and let us know which type of device you’ll be bringing.  If you don’t have an ereader yet, we have some that you can look at and learn about.

Manga vs Manhwa

Unless you're in the know, you're probably thinking Man-whu? It's okay. I never heard of it before either. Manhwa is to Korea as Manga is to Japan. (Or if you're more visual, Manhwa:Korea::Manga:Japan) wink

It can be pronounced either "mahn-hwa" or "mahn-hua." You have probably seen Manhwa at the bookstore or the library because it is usually shelved with Manga.

The Cat in the Hat@Fairbanks Branch Library

It's that time of year again!  The Cat in the Hat is scheduled to visit the Fairbanks Branch Library Preschool Story Time on Tuesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM and the Toddler Story Time on Wednesday, March 01, 2012 at 10:30 AM.  Both story time programs are in the meeting room at the library.  During the Preschool Story Time the Cat in the Hat will share stories, songs, and a craft.  During the Toddler Story Time, the Cat in the Hat will lead you in rhymes, chants, and songs, plus share a story or two with everyone.  So, don't miss your chance to share some "purrrfect" fun with the famous Cat.  See you there and Happy Reading!   

Help Wanted

Help WantedOur neighbors in the Fairbanks area are very generous when it comes to donating books to the Friends of the Library.  Many of the books look almost brand new.  In spite of this, there are always plenty of books left over after a book sale.  So, the Friends need volunteers to sell the books online through  Duties would include listing the books on the Amazon web site and shipping them when they’re purchased.  Please leave your name and number with the staff if you’re interested.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images]