Book Sale Coming Soon!

Coming SoonThe Friends of the Library will be having a book sale on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.  You can help by donating books, CDs or DVDs that are clean and in very good condition.  Donations are tax deductible and all proceeds help provide funding for library programs and materials.  You can also volunteer to help set up the sale on Friday afternoon or work the sale on Saturday.

What Does the Fox Say?

Maybe it's not often that you think about picture books that have a fox as a main character or that includes a fox in the story.  Well, wonder no longer.  One of the library's newest displays asks the question, "What Does the Fox Say?" and showcases several picture books with fox characters.  Please browse the titles on your next visit to the library and check some out to take and share with family and friends.  Happy Reading! 

’Tis the Season (Almost)

Reading medicine mugJust in case you’re thinking about doing some online shopping in the next several weeks, and you know someone who loves to read and loves their local public libraries, I know a web site you should check out.  The Harris County Friends of the Library operate http://www.zazzle.com/harriscountypl as a part of their ongoing effort to raise money to help pay for Harris County Public Library materials and programs.  They have a very nice selection of HPCL-related or reading-related tee shirts, mugs, tote bags, iPad cases, and mousepads and a baby shirt and a bumper sticker.  Please consider looking here for gifts for your family, your friends or yourself.  You can get something nice and

New Helpful Resource for Home Improvement Projects

The Home Improvement Reference Center allows access from home to more than 120 reference books and 45 magazines covering the areas of decorating, electrical, maintenance, outdoor, plumbing, remodeling, and woodworking.  Quickly access how-to videos, conversion charts, and a glossary.  Features also include a spotlighted project, valuable information on working with contractors, and a helpful homeowner's journal that can be printed or downloaded and then filled in with your details.  For additional books, magazines, and videos on your area of interest, search the online catalog,  or visit the library to browse our shelves or for assistance in finding the right resource.

Trick or Treat Books to Share

If you do not plan to actually go Trick or Treating on Thursday night, October 31, then you could stay home and share some fun books with family and friends.  The Fairbanks Branch Library has some good books for Trick or Treating sharing, so please ask us when you visit the library.  Just a couple of these titles that we can recommend include:                                  J is for Jack-O-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet,