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READING PAYS - LITERALLY

Summer Reading Programs are for adults, too. While Lisa Sprenger’s child was participating in a library activity, Lisa had some time on her hands and used it to sign up for the adult Summer Reading Program, ReaderNation. She never expected to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card for participating. All she had to do was sign up online and list at least 4 books that she read over the summer. As a result, she was entered in a random drawing for the gift card. She is definitely going to participate again next year, because she considers reading to be relaxing and enjoyable.  And with ReaderNation, it can be even more rewarding.

New Laws May Affect YOU

The Fairbanks Library takes seriously our responsibility to keep you informed. That’s why the librarian has a bulletin board in the lobby for posting news items that may affect you. One of the items on the bulletin board right now is a list of new state laws that go into effect on September 1. Some of these are:

Lobby Books

Have you ever wondered why those books are in the front hallway of the library?  Kind, generous people have donated them to the Friends of the Fairbanks Library.  They are the main source of income for the Friends of the Library.  So, please, stop and browse the shelves.  There is a great selection.  If you find books, magazines, or videos that you want, donate some money (in the box attached to the top of one of the shelves) and take them home with you.  Your donations pay for library programs and materials.  Also, please keep the Friends in mind when you're cleaning off your shelves at home.  They are always looking for books, CDs, DVDs, etc., that are in good condition so that they can raise money for more library programs and materials.

Like the Video Store, But FREE

Want to know how you can watch movies for free  --  LEGALLY?  Harris County Public Libraries have a huge collection of new movies, old movies, new TV shows, old TV shows and educational videos, on DVDs and VHS tapes.  You check them out just like you check out books, except books check out for 2 weeks and videos check out for 1 week.  Also, you have to be at least 18 years old to check out videos.  If you want to see what DVDs have been added to the library system recently, just go to our web page, point at "Movies," and click "New Titles."

Are we there yet?

If you haven’t been on your summer vacation yet, you’re running out of time. Do you know where you want to go? Do you know what you want to see and do once you get there? As usual, the library can be a great help. There are over 300 travel books just at the Fairbanks branch, and the other branches have hundreds more that can be sent to Fairbanks for your convenience. They are from such famous travel publishers as Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Rick Steves, Mobil, and Moon Handbooks. There are tons about the U.S. and Europe, some on Canada, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and a few on Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. So, no matter where you want to go on vacation (or have to go on business), library books can help you figure out what to see, what to do, where to stay, where to eat, and what to buy while you’re there.

Long Commute? Quiet Time at Home?

CDHello, my name is Luanna Adams.  I’m the Branch Librarian at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  I am one of the staff members who will be posting to this new branch blog.  One of the things I will do with this space is tell you about library services that you may not know about.  Today, I want to focus on our audio collection.

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