What we're reading at Fairbanks Branch

Ella Minnow Pea

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

When you work at a library you tend to discuss books you've heard about or recently read. Last week I was behind the circulation desk when a little girl was singing a very interesting rendition of the Alphabet Song. I told the branch librarian that it reminded me of one of the Fudge books by Judy Blume. (Fudge's alphabet consisted of only A B C D E F G R B Y Z.)

Free Christmas Ideas

Christmas Gooseberry PatchNeed some ideas for how to decorate or what to cook?  Fairbanks Library has over 25 books just about Christmas cooking, including some by Southern Living and Paula Deen.  If you’re in the library, check out our display or go to 641.568 and if you’re in our online catalog, just type in “Christmas cooking.”  For decorating idea

Harry Potter day at Fairbanks

We're excited about the new Harry Potter movie coming out at midnight. Can you tell?

Harry Potter characters

Getting sorted and hanging out with Hedwig.

Gryffindor Pride

Gryffindor represent!

Golden Snitch

Johnny is about to catch the Golden Snitch!

Holiday Books @ Your Library

As the holiday season draws closer, it's time to think of selecting holiday picture books to share with young readers.  To help you find some good stories to share, we have a new display of holiday picture books that we recommend.  Please take a look at the "Turkey Tales" display and check out some books to take home with you.  If you need some titles we don't have here at Fairbanks Branch, please ask and we will interlibrary loan copies for you.  Happy Reading!

The Fairbanks kitties

After catching another opossum (or possibly the same one), we finally succeeded in catching the second kitty. May I present Harley and Shelby!


Harley is the sweetest kitty ever and makes vroom-vroom sounds when she's happy. She enjoys snuggling and carrying around a little stuffed dog.


Shelby makes vroom-vroom sounds too but she wasn't revving when I took this picture. She wasn't happy that we tried to give her a longer tail.

For the kitty lovers out there I recommend the following picture books: