Celebrating African-American Authors & Illustrators

Many of the finest picture books and fiction for young readers are authored and/or illustrated by African American writers.  To celebrate African American authors and illustrators, the library has a new display of books for you to browse and share with children.  And those are just a few of the many books and other materials the Harris County Public Library has available for you to use.  The library staff can always help you find what  you need, so please ask us.  Happy Reading!


Tax forms are here!

Stop by the Fairbanks Library for IRS Income Tax Forms. The forms are on a table in the lobby. Instruction booklets are in boxes beneath the table. If we don't have the forms or booklets that you are looking for, visit http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html to print the materials or request them to be sent to your home by mail.

Dragon Preschool Story Time

For all kids who like stories about dragons, please visit our Preschool Story Time next Tuesday, January 24, at 10:30 AM in the library's meeting room.  We will share several picture book stories about dragons as well as participate in some activities, including a craft.  Why dragons, you may ask?  It's time for Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon!  See you soon and Happy Reading!

National Popcorn Day



January 19 is National Popcorn Day. While the origins of this holiday are unknown and there is no official documentation declaring this a real "National" day, there's no reason to kick back with your favorite bowl of popcorn. I'm partial to kettle corn and my kitties are nuts for lemon and salt.


 Here are some popcorn books to get you hungry:

Who's superstitious?


Friday the 13th is coming up and a few of us at the library can't help but have a black cat cross our paths. Throughout history, the number 13 has been known as an unlucky number and Friday has been dubbed the unluckiest day of the week. So I guess that makes Friday the 13th a double whammy of misfortune!

Nonetheless, I recommend the following black cat books to enjoy this Friday: